Here's the MacRumors iPod announcement article. So funny seeing all the negative posts about it 12 years later. The iPod sure has come a long way since being introduced at 5Gb $399
To be fair the iPod really didn't sell until nearly 3 years later with the introduction of USB connectivity. the itunes music store helped too. From there it took off.
The Apple TV on a somewhat similar track atleast 3 years in. Not sure if it'll skyrocket in sales though.