Portable Computer, Apple iPod

Portable Computer, Apple iPod

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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. This15 GB iPod could operate using either Mac or Windows software. It has serial number JQ41344SQQF and model number A1040. With the object is the original box. Also in the box are a User's Guide, a Quick Reference chart, a warranty, a software license agreement, a sheet describing Apple Store, a CD entitled “iPod”, and a connector cable. There is space for earphones, but they were not included the donation because the original earphones died.
The donor, Elizabeth Gresk, was an intern in the computer collections at the National Museum of American History in the fall of 2009.
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Object Name
personal media device
portable media device
date made
Apple Computer, Inc.
place designed
United States: California
place made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
ipod: 4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm
box: 6 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 6 in; 15.875 cm x 15.875 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth Gresk
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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