Forget the iPod touch and iPhone—and all of these trendy, new devices. Remember the original iPod of 2001? The 5GB white brick with a mechanical scroll wheel? Well, it looks like you can still buy one from Apple, today.
TUAW dug up this Apple Store page for what looks like the original 5GB iPod (you need to ignore the photo that’s actually of a third gen model.) And from everything we can tell, the FireWire, Mac-only device is brand new (non-refurbished and bundled with a one-year warranty).
Part of me wants to lay down $US130 to order one, just to see if it comes in its original box. But then another part of me remembers how apeshit I would have gone to own a 2009 version of the iPod “from the future” back in 2001.
Update: Not quite. The original first generation Apple iPod 5GB is really a second generation 10GB model. That’s what our own private detective OMGPonies says, talking on the phone with Apple:
I’m on the phone with the Apple Store now. The “original” ipod for sale is really a 2nd gen, 10GB part number F8737LL/A. The F is a refurb designation based on its previous model number: M8737LL/A.