Memories, memories ... my first iPod

Memories, memories … my first iPod

Remember, remember ... my first iPod
By putting away my closets this weekend, I had the joy of find my first iPod in its original box and with all its accessories. I almost shed my tear when I saw him. So I released my iPhone 4 and I made some pictures.

2nd generation iPod 10GB

This is a 2nd generation iPod released in July 2002 with a hard drive of 10 GB. Unlike the first generation of iPod it was compatible with Windows. On the other hand this generation still used the FireWire for its connectivity.

Having had the chance to live in New York in 2001-2002, the 1st generation of iPod launched in October 2001 had left me ice because of its non-compatibility with Windows. Fortunately, in July 2002 a few weeks before my return to France, the iPod 2nd generation was revealed by Apple and with him the real beginning of the iPod saga since it was no longer reserved only for owners of Macs.

So I rushed into an Apple Store right out to buy this then revolutionary object that would relegate to the rank of old debris my portable CD player. Yet I have never been a FanBoy Apple, on the contrary! Frustrated to have had all my youth (80s-90s) home Macintosh on which there were very few games, I threw myself on a PC as soon as I could buy one.

The time was good and Apple wanted to seduce, as shown by the list of accessories in this big box (Apple already had the packaging problem):

  • Apple Earphones
  • Remote control to connect to headphones
  • Case for hanging the iPod on the belt
  • FireWire to mini-USB adapter
  • FireWire power cable + AC adapter

In short this iPod has remained my faithful companion for many years, since I changed in 2007 with the release of the iPod Touch. The cables have yellowed, the iPod is scratched but it still works!

And what was your first iDevice?

Unpacking the 2nd Generation 10GB iPod (photos October 3, 2010):

2nd generation iPod 10GB

2nd generation iPod 10GB

2nd generation iPod 10GB

2nd generation iPod 10GB

2nd generation iPod 10GB

2nd generation iPod 10GB

2nd generation iPod 10GB

2nd generation iPod 10GB