Happy 6th Birthday, iPod touch
It was six years ago today — September 5, 2007 — that Steve Jobs introduced the iPod touch. The device had been rumored for months ahead of the launch, so it’s arrival wasn’t a surprise.
However, it’s quick and enduring success has surprised — Apple announced back in May that it had sold more than 100 million iPod touches. Further, since 2008, the iPod touch, an iOS App Store gateway product, has accounted for half or more of overall iPod sales.
“The iPod touch is a landmark iPod, ushering in a whole new generation of features based on its revolutionary multi-touch interface and built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking,” said Jobs. “People are going to be amazed at how thin it is and how much it does.”
That said, for the first few years on the market, people often described the iPod touch as ‘everything good about the iPhone and no AT&T,’ which was pretty apt.
So, the best iPod ever? Though iPod classic fans are certain to quibble, I cast my vote for the iPod touch…
What’s your take?