Outpacing even Sony's once-ubiquitous Walkman, Apple announced Monday it had sold 100 million iPods, making the device the fastest selling music player in history. The milestone was hit in just five and a half years, with the original 5GB iPod introduced in November 2001.
Apple has released 10 new iPod models since that time, including the iPod mini, iPod nano and iPod shuffle. Over 4,000 accessories are available for the player, and over 70 percent of car manufacturers offer iPod support. "iPod has helped millions of people around the world rekindle their passion for music, and we’re thrilled to be a part of that," remarked Apple CEO Steve Jobs.Apple, Steve Jobs, iPod, Sold, 100 Millionth, Announcement