Apple issued a star studded press release this morning to announce that they have officially sold 100 million iPods, making the device the fastest selling music player in history.
This number, of course, includes all 11 different iPod generations and styles, including the 5 generations of the iPod, 2 generations of iPod minis, 2 generations of iPod nanos, and 2 generations of iPod shuffles.
“At this historic milestone, we want to thank music lovers everywhere for making iPod such an incredible success,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPod has helped millions of people around the world rekindle their passion for music, and we’re thrilled to be a part of that.”
Quotes include Mary J. Blige: “It’s hard to remember what I did before the iPod…iPod is more than just a music player, it’s an extension of your personality and a great way to take your favorite music with you everywhere you go.”
John Mayer: “Without the iPod, the digital music age would have been defined by files and folders instead of songs and albums…Though the medium of music has changed, the iPod experience has kept the spirit of what it means to be a music lover alive.”
and Lance Armstrong: “I take my running shoes and my iPod with me everywhere…I listen to music when I run. Having my music with me is really motivating.”
Congratulations Apple on 100 million sold!