The iPod continues to achieve milestones.

In a story from Home Media Magazine, Apple recently announced that it had sold 100 million iPods.

"At this historic milestone, we want to thank music lovers everywhere for making iPod such an incredible success," Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, stated. "iPod has helped millions of people around the world rekindle their passion for music, and we're thrilled to be a part of that."

The iPod came on the scene "five and a half years ago, in November 2001, and since then Apple has introduced more than 10 new iPod models, including five generations of iPod, two generations of iPod mini, two generations of iPod nano and two generations of iPod shuffle."

In their announcement Apple "did not break out how many of those 100 million units came from the pricey high-GB hard drive iPod versions with video capability, the under-$100 limited-interface music only iPod shuffle, or the mid-range, mid-priced Nano versions."

Apple also took this moment to acknowledge how well the iTunes store was doing. "The iTunes store catalog currently holds more than 5 million songs, 350 television shows and more than 400 movies. The iTunes Store has sold more than 2.5 billion songs, 50 million TV shows and more than 1.3 million movies to date, according to Apple.

Evan Jacobs