Quick, who made the first portable MP3 player? Sony, Creative, Diamond
Rio, Hango, Apple???
Actually, the answer is none of these.
The first portable MP3 player, the "MPMan" was created by Saehan
Information Systems* in 1997 and went on sale overseas in 1998. Along with
the MPMan, several other MP3 players hit store shelves between 1997 and
2001, but none really caught on until Apple introduced the iPod in 2001.