It has come to define a generation. In just five years, Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) Latest News about Apple iPod has become one of the most popular and iconic gadgets around. More than two million people in Britain own one, and last year alone 22.5 million were bought worldwide: a phenomenal 61,644 a day.
The distinctive digital audio players, which can store thousands of songs, photos and even full-length films, have turned California-based Apple into one of the world’s most profitable companies, earning founder Steve Jobs a US$3 billion fortune.
Last year Apple achieved a record billion-dollar profit, boosted by the launch of its latest nano model, which is the width of a pencil and weighs just 1.5 oz. A million nanos were sold in just 17 days, including one to Pope Benedict XVI.
Have you ever wondered where your iPod is made, and what’s in it? The Mail on Sunday has traced the incredible journey an iPod makes from conception to completion.