The Apple IPod Journey Into Technology's Finest Device

by Brian Scott - Date: 2010-09-27 - Word Count: 747 Share This!

The Apple iPod was launched on October 23rd 2001 and has since changed the way we listened to music. You will of course notice that Apple also offers new and more advanced iPods constantly. Thanks to iPods we no longer have to deal with lugging stacks of albums, CDs, MP3s or tapes around in order to listen to our favorite sounds. Even if you are the biggest fan of music from yester-years, you can still have your sounds loaded onto your iPod without fuss, all you have to do is go online and get the information.

The technological journey of the Apple iPod

1. The iPod Classic

The very first iPod that was launched, was later known as the "iPod Classic" and was quite large and bulky, it was also capable of high capacity storage. This device was famous for its large color screen, and was also capable of video playback. The newest Apple iPod classic is known to have mammoth sized storage capabilities of 80 gigabytes (GB) or 160 gigabytes (GB) and a pretty good battery life to boot. The Apple iPod classic is also known to be much more bulky compared to other models because it uses a hard disk in order to provide huge storage capacities in a handy music device.

2. The iPod Shuffle

The iPod shuffle is basically the iPod without a screen and was designed for entertainment during exercise workouts, thanks to its weight. The 2nd generation iPod shuffle worked using flash memory and could conveniently store up to 500 songs. The 3rd generation iPod shuffle is a much smaller device, with a slim body and control buttons found on the wire of the headphones. Now Apple shuffle iPods can store more than a thousand songs and you would not even know that the device is in your pocket.

3. The iPod Nano

The device from Apple is not only capable of playing music; it can also be used for video playback and comes in a pretty neat, light weight and small body. It also provides storage capabilities of 8GB or 16GB and comes in very attractive colors with lots of interesting features.

4. The iPod Touch

This device is operated through a touch screen and is capable of the following;

High storage capacity
Television shows
Full length movies

An iPod A Day Keeps the Boredom Away!

Thanks to the iPod, the way we listen to our favorite music on the go has totally changed. A couple of years ago, people who jogged to the beat of their favorite music would have to carry extra weight on them in order to listen to that motivational beat! The Apple iPod has helped users get rid of all sorts of external storage devices, such as CDs and tapes and has given them the wonderful convenience of loading all their favorite sounds directly onto an extremely portable device. There is certainly no doubt as to why the Apple iPod quickly gained tremendous popularity. Almost everyone listens to music on the go, or to combat boredom while doing the dishes, walking to work, waiting at the most boring reception on the face of the earth, traveling etc.

The iPod Convenience

From having the ability to quickly sync and play music to the great storage capacities, the Apple iPod provides a lot of exceptional conveniences and has reached technological advancement. iPods are available for various types of uses , for instance; the iPod shuffle is for those who need an exercise companion; Those who desire a high capacity travel companion should try the iPod Nano. You no longer have to worry about lugging around your collection of CDS, MP3s and tapes in order to listen to your favorite sounds. Even if you are a lover of old school sounds, you can have them stored on your iPod and listen to them at home, or on the go.

The Technological Journey of iPods

The first Apple iPod was launched on 23rd October 2001 and since then, iPods technological advancement has been waxing stronger - with fresh and much more advanced models being released on the market constantly. You need to understand that there are a few basic models of the Apple iPods, and the technological advancements that were made in them are greatly defined by their increasing generations. This is the reason that you may have heard of a first generation iPod Nano or a third generation iPod shuffle. You also need to understand that every growing generation of an iPod will indicate the technological advancement in the following;


Brian Scott is an avid technology enthusiast who specializes in researching the latest mobile computing devices and latest design trends. Visit his website, and learn how to start a freelance graphic design career.n
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