• Apple created 1st ipod

    Apple created 1st ipod
    First model, with mechanical scroll wheel.
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    Steve Jobs didn't like MP3 players, so he made the iPod.
  • 2nd gen created

    2nd gen created
    Touch-sensitive wheel. FireWire port had a cover. Hold switch revised. Windows compatibility through Musicmatch.
  • Fourth gen created

    Fourth gen created
    Adopted Click Wheel from iPod Mini, hold switch redesigned.
  • 3rd gen created

    3rd gen created
    First complete redesign with all-touch interface, dock connector, and slimmer case. Musicmatch support dropped with later release of iTunes 4.1 for Windows.
  • 1st gen of mini creted

    1st gen of mini creted
    New smaller model, available in 5 colors. Introduced the "Click Wheel".
  • 1st shuffle created

    1st shuffle created
    New entry-level model. Uses flash memory and has no screen.
  • Fifth gen created

    Fifth gen created
    Second full redesign with a slimmer case, and larger screen with video playback. Offered in black or white.
  • 2nd gene of mini created

    2nd gene of mini created
    Brighter color variants with longer battery life. Click Wheel lettering matched body color. Gold color discontinued.
  • 4th gen with color created

    4th gen with color created
    Premium spin-off of 4G iPod with color screen and picture viewing.
  • 1st nano created

    1st nano created
    Replaced Mini. Available in black or white and used flash memory. Color screen for picture viewing.
  • 2nd nano created

    2nd nano created
    Anodized aluminum casing and 6 colors available.
  • 2nd shuffle created

    2nd shuffle created
    Smaller clip design with anodized aluminum casing. 4 color options added later. Colors were later refreshed twice.
  • 6th gen created - Into of Classic

    6th gen created - Into of Classic
    Introduced the "Classic" suffix. New interface and anodized aluminum front plate. Silver replaces white.
  • 3rd nano created

    3rd nano created
    2" QVGA screen, colors refreshed with chrome back, new interface, video capability, smaller Click Wheel.
  • 1st touch created

    1st touch created
    First iPod with Wi-Fi and a Multi-Touch interface. Features Safari browser and wireless access to the iTunes Store and YouTube. 32 GB model later added. iOS 2.0 and App Store access requires an upgrade fee.
  • 4th nano created

    4th nano created
    Revert to tall form and all-aluminum enclosure with 9 color choices, added accelerometer for shake and horizontal viewing. 4 GB model limited release in select markets.
  • 2nd touch created

    2nd touch created
    New tapered chrome back with Nike+ functionality, volume buttons, and built-in speaker added. iOS 2.0 and App Store access standard. Bluetooth support added but not made active until iOS 3.0, which requires an upgrade fee.
  • 3rd shuffle created

    3rd shuffle created
    Smaller design with controls relocated to right earbud cable. Introduced with two colors, and features VoiceOver. More colors and 2GB model added in September 2009.
  • Fifth nano created

    Fifth nano created
    First iPod to include a video camera; also included a larger screen, an FM radio, a speaker, a pedometer, and a polished exterior case while retaining the similar colors as the fourth generation model.
  • 6th nano created

    6th nano created
    First iPod nano to include multi-touch screen; clip from iPod shuffle added. Video playback, speakers and camera removed
  • 4th shuffle created

    4th shuffle created
    Controls returned to the body of the iPod. Introduced with five colors, and features VoiceOver.
  • 4th touch created

    4th touch created
    New thinner design including two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording, hold button moved to top right corner, Retina display similar to iPhone 4, Apple A4 chip. White-colored version added on 4 October 2011.