2005 – The Year of the iPod

(Stuff Magazine) The story 2005 was the year that digital music went properly mainstream, with download sales eclipsing CD singles and MP3 players becoming the year’s must-have gadget following 2004’s iPod-white Christmas. While rivals played catch-up, Apple stole the budget market with the Shuffle, offering a gigabyte of music for less than £100 and illustrating the awesome power of the Apple marketing machine: who’d have believed we could be conviced that the lack of an LCD display was a unique selling point? Read more