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Lot #5044
Apple iPod (First Generation, Sealed)

Brand new first-gen iPod, sealed in its original box

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Brand new first-gen iPod, sealed in its original box

Sought-after unopened first generation original Apple iPod (5GB), Model M8541, Order M8513LL/A. The top of the box features the iconic Apple logo in white-on-gray, with the cube's sides showing front and side views of the iPod and listing the pioneering music player's specifications. In brand new, factory-sealed condition.

In 2001, Apple announced the iPod, a device that promised to 'put 1,000 songs in your pocket.' It was not the first MP3 player on the market, but it was the best—good looking, user friendly, and spacious enough to hold an entire music library. What resulted was a mass adoption that would change the way we interact with music forever. Leading innovation for other devices like the iPhone, the iPod is one of the most critically important hardware innovations of the 21st century. According to CNET, 'the iPod was the device that helped transform Apple from a computer company into a consumer electronics company.' While the number of new-in-box, first-gen iPods is unknown, only around 600k were sold in the first year, and the vast majority of them were used immediately.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Apple, Jobs, and Computer Hardware
  • Dates: #644 - Ended August 18, 2022