It’s almost 10 years since 500-million users of Apple’s iTunes music platform woke up to find that Songs of Innocence, an album by Irish band U2, had automagically appeared on their phones or iPods.

An iPod, for younger readers, was a portable media player first released in 2001 and officially discontinued in May 2022. Nowadays, of course, we just use our phones, and pluck the music straight from the air...

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