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Why is it Called an iPod ?

The humble iPod is said to have launched Apple’s success into a whole ‘nuther level. Originally first released in 2001, the iPod has gone through many different incarnations to the the very slick device of today.


So why call it an “iPod”?

Well the story goes that freelance copywriter Vinnie Chieco, coined the name iPod. After seeing the prototype and inspired by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which includes a line – “Open the pod bay door, Hal!”, Vinnie decided on iPod.


It seems that iPod has gone from strength to strength, whilst Vinnie seems to have dwindled into relative insignificance. Long live the iPod !


16 thoughts on “Why is it Called an iPod ?

  1. Thanks for the follow. I am not interested in trying to make money online, but I like the style of the rest of your blog, and wish you happiness and success. Regards from Norfolk, England. Pete.

    1. My pleasure and thankyou 🙂 I’m always interested in making money, online or otherwise … The making money online post was an expose on a scammer, so not a marketing ploy, presumably you didn’t see that …

      I’ve added you on my links –> friends, you doing the same helps people find our blogs 🙂

      Keep in touch …


      Don Charisma
      Londoner now living in South-East-Asia !

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  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey—that’s an awesome reference~

    though according to that story, we should have already sent manned-flights to Jupiter like…12 years ago? scifi-tales certainly fly far…

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