The iPod Classic was first released to the public on October 23, 2001. Making the iPod Classic the first Apple iPod.. The first generation's slogan was 1,000 song in your pocket. The iPod Classic was available in 5GB, 10GB, 15GB, 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 60GB, 120GB, and 160GB. The most recent model: The iPod Classic 1st generation was released on September 5, 2007.