Not long ago, the idea of holding a few thousand songs in the palm of your hand was a mind-blowing concept.
In 2003, Apple introduced the world to the 3rd-generation iPod, the latest redesign of a handheld music player that completely disrupted the music industry and gave each consumer their own portable music library. The same day, Apple unveiled the iTunes store, which gave consumers a frictionless way to buy digital music directly from the company, which helped bring the iPod to the next level.
Oprah shared her enthusiasm for the updated iPod on a special spring edition of Oprah's Favorite Things. "This music player is truly genius—listen—truly genius. This itty-bitty gadget no bigger than a deck of cards holds 3,700 songs," Oprah said as the audience rose for a standing ovation.
Here, we look back at Oprah's first encounter with the device that changed the way the world consumes music.