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 !