The first ipod classic from 2001 was a 5 GB hard disk based digital music player that was smaller than most portable mp3 players at this time and came with a mechanical scroll wheel. In addition, Apple made for the first time ipods available to windows users. The ipod shuffle was released 2009 and was the first music player that talks to you.

The first ipad came 2010 into the market - 12 years after the massagepad 2100. The development of the ipad, specifically Apple's multi-touch technology, was combined with the development of the iphone and ipod touch.