Apple iPod mini, first generation

Made:
2004 in China
maker:
Apple Inc

Apple iPod mini, first generation 4Gb capacity portable MP3 player with clip holder, by Apple, China, 2004

Introduced around 2004, this Apple iPod mini is an early example of popular portable consumer electronic devices available in the first decade of the twenty-first century. With the increased availability and affordability of miniaturised electronics including microchips, batteries, and data storage (the latter being especially true of the Apple iPod mini), these popular devices were tailored for the consumer market and became iconic designs in their right and emblematic of the personal and interconnected Information Age of the early twenty-first century.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2019-503
Materials:
cardboard, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
ipod mini
credit:
Gift of Kristin Mason