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Originally sold in 2001 by Apple Inc. as a portable music player exclusively for Macintosh’s operating system, the iPod’s market share began to grow as it included Windows operability in 2002 and introduced its iTunes Store in 2003. In June of 2004 this fourth generation iPod was announced, notably adopting the “Click Wheel” controls from the iPod mini and vaulting the iPod to a 90 percent share of the portable music player market. The fourth generation iPod priced the 20GB version at $299 and the 40 GB model for $399.
Object Name
portable media device
date made
Apple Computer, Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Luke Leyh
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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