On Monday, Apple’s revolutionary digital music player, iPod, will be five years old. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first iPod on Oct. 23, 2001, he said: “With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again,” reports CNNMoney.com. “Apple’s stock has skyrocketed in the last 5 years, largely due to its dominance in the portable music player market. Indeed, the iPod and Apple’s iTunes music store have transformed the music business, sparking a new way for users to legally download music – and spurring a stunning rise in Apple stock,” notes the story. “Apple (up US$0.43 to $79.42) shares, which traded around $9 five years ago, have risen nearly nine-fold since then. iPod sales are still growing — shipments rose to 8.73 million in the latest quarter, up 35 percent from a year earlier- even though there’s some serious competition out there now for the world’s most popular digital music player.”