Observed annually on October 23rd, iPod Day is a holiday that recognizes the portable music player that was first debuted in 2001. The first iPod costs approximately $399 and featured a 5-GB hard drive that was capable of holding about 1,000 songs using the MP3 format. Love it or hate it, one thing that’s for certain is that these devices revolutionized how many of us listened to our tunes. They allowed us to carry a larger amount of music around with us, something that’s not possible with cassette or compact discs. All of these are good reasons to observe this holiday when it rolls around.
Some Fun Facts About The iPod
We realize that not everyone is familiar with the iPod or its history, so we decided to look up some facts about these music players so we could share them. The following points are what we learned about these devices and what we think people will appreciate learning about.
- In France, it’s illegal to play your iPod louder than 100-decibels.
- The iPod design is inspired by the 1958 Braun T3 transistor radio.
- The batteries found in the iPod can last anywhere from 2-weeks to 28-days if the device isn’t used.
- The iPod Classic was discontinued in 2014.
- The name of the iPod was influenced by the name of the pod bay doors in the movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick.
Observing iPod Day
Anyone who wants to observe this holiday can do so by taking the time to organize and listen to their music on their iPod or other portable music players. You can also take the time to share your favorite songs on social media using the hashtag #iPodDay.