Apple iPod continues to dominate the portable media player market despite facing several challenges over the year.

However, the biggest challenger to the iPod came from another Apple product itself!

Apple iPhone and iPod Touch continues to eat into the sales of iPod as more customers are preferring to buy the all in one device. Apple iPod Touch is of course part of the iPod range itself.

Apple iPod is also celebrating its 8th year this week. Apple had launched the first generation iPod on October 23, 2001.

It is very hard now to think of the world when there were no iPods. And we were stuck with bulkier solutions like the Sony Discman. There were MP3 players before the iPod but none of them were really popular. Apple changed all that with the iPod.