20 years ago, the iPod was born

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Apple unveiled the first iPod on Oct. 23, 2001, at an event in Cupertino, Calif. The device was able to hold 1,000 songs. Apple via Getty Images

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It officially has been 20 years since Apple announced the upcoming release of one of its most iconic products: the iPod.

The company unveiled the first version of its handheld music player to the world on Oct. 23, 2001, and it went on sale the following month. With the slogan “1,000 songs in

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