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Music Players Through the Years

On October 23 it will be 10 years since Apple released the iPod. (It cost $400, had a weird scroll wheel on the front and wasn't Windows-compatible. In other words, critics had a field day.) In all likelihood your kids have no memory of the pre-shuffle/nano/touch world. But surely you do.

By the editors of Family Circle

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1889

Jukebox

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1964

8-track

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1971

Cassette

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1976

Boom Box

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1979

Walkman

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1982

Compact Disc

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1984

Discman

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1997

MP3 Players

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2001

iPod

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iPhone

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