A look at how PORTABLE MUSIC PLAYERS have evolved over time

A look at how PORTABLE MUSIC PLAYERS have evolved over time

Walkman TPS-L2

Launched at a price of 33,000 yen, before the Walkman was introduced, music could only be enjoyed through a stereo system at home or a car audio system

Discman D50

In November, the second anniversary of the CD, the D-50 was launched. Retailed at only 49,800 yen, the D-50 was the size of a CD case

MPMan F10

World’s first MP3 player, the MPMan F10, manufactured by Saehan Information Systems was launched in 1998. It was first seen at CeBIT and had just 32MB of flash memory

Samsung SPH-M100

Samsung launched the SPH-M100, also called the UpRoar, in 2000. It was the world’s first mobile phone with a built-in MP3 player, and it earned global praise for this innovative feature.

Apple iPod

Apple introduced an ultra-portable MP3 Music Player which was capable of storing up to 1,000 CD-quality songs into a 6.5 ounce design that could fit in a pocket

Apple iPhone (Smartphone)

Apple introduced iPhone in 2007 by combining 3 products -a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device

AirPods (Truly wireless earphones)

AirPods eliminated the hassle of wired earphones by reinventing the wireless headphone for effortless wireless listening experience with high-quality audio & long battery life

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