Time flies when you're making billions of dollars.

Last weekend saw the 10h anniversary of the original iPod's unveiling, which was undoubtedly one of the most important turning points for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). A decade is more like a century in the world of technology, yet the iPod brand has withstood the test of time and continues to live on, albeit with declining unit sales and revenue.

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It was introduced by the late Steve Jobs at a low-key event on Oct. 23, 2001, that shows a stark contrast to the media-frenzied events that Apple now typically hosts. Watching a video of the introduction inspires nostalgia, with a healthy Jobs putting on a show and slides bearing the reprehensible Comic Sans typeface. Jobs describes how Apple saw an opportunity to lead the budding portable-music player market, and then characteristically ends by pulling one out of his pocket.

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