Sales of the iPod have passed the 100 million mark.
Apple launched the media players in November 2001. It has spawned more than 4,000 accessories – including a Louis Vuitton designer case.
Despite a brief dip last year, sales have picked up.
In the three months to December, Apple delivered 21m players, an increase of 50% on the previous year’s Christmas run-in, reports The Guardian.
The MP3 player was designed by British-born Jonathan Ive, who is now Apple’s head of industrial design, while the pod now comes in a variety of guises, including the Nano and Shuffle along with the classic player.
An iPhone, which will intergrate the MP3 player with a mobile phone, is due for release later this year.