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Various views of a 1st-generation iPod

The original iPod, retroactively referred to as the 1st-generation iPod or iPod 1G, was released on October 23, 2001. It was still available on the market until April 2003. The iPod 1G existed in 5 and 10 GB variants.

History

An original iPod in use

When first introduced, the iPod 1G only existed in a 5 GB version. The 10 GB version was added in March 2002.

The iPod 1G is the only iPod ever to have a physically-movable scroll wheel. Apart from this, other unique features of the iPod 1G include:

  • All 5GB models are iPod 1Gs
  • There was no cap to protect the FireWire port

The last version of the iPod Software that can be applied on 1st-generation iPods is version 1.5. Support for all 15 languages (standard with Mac OS X) was included with version 1.0.4 (although version 1.0.3 included it first, despite a compatibility problem with blue-and-white Power Macintosh G3s).

The 1st-generation iPod sold for USD 399. There was also a 10 GB version of the 1st-generation iPod.

Models

  • M8513 and M8541: original scroll wheel, 5 GB, Mac version only
  • M8709: original scroll wheel, 10 GB, Mac version only

It was really a milestone in the MP3 player world..

Versions of supported iPod Software

  • iPod Software 1.0
  • iPod Software 1.0.1
  • iPod Software 1.0.2
  • iPod Software 1.0.3
  • iPod Software 1.0.4
  • to be continued
  • iPod Software 1.4
  • iPod Software 1.5

References

External links

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