How the iPod changed music forever… as Apple finally kills off gadget after 21 years

Anyone who was a teenager in the 1980s and 1990s will remember carrying around dozens of mini-discs with them as they sought to listen to their music collection while on the go. 

Devices such as Sony’s Walkman, the first version of which was released in 1979, gave fans access – albeit in a somewhat cumbersome fashion – to their favourite songs when out of the house. 

But that all changed with the release of Apple’s iPod in 2001, when the company’s boss Steve Jobs hailed the device as a ‘quantum leap’ in listening to music. ‘Your entire music library fits