i-DEVICES (iPods, stuff)


As you walk across a college campus, you see a lot of headphones dangling from students’ ears. This is because Apple has designed many I-Devices. In 2001, Apple introduced the first iPod Classic. In 2005 smaller versions of the iPod Classic, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle, were introduced. The most recent iPods to be launched into the market in 2007 were the iPod Touch and iPhone. Over the years, all of these I-Devices have been offered in many different generations. These I-Devices come in different memory sizes give the consumers plenty of choices. On top of opening the world to different mp3 player options, Apple released many different I-Devices such as the iHome iH9, to be used for playback for the I-Device.

iPod Nano:
The iPod na
nexternal image new-ipod-nano.jpgo is 3.6 x 1. 5 inches and weighs merelexternal image ipod-nano.jpgy 1 .3 ounces. Despite its small size the nano can hold up to 16 GB of songs and movies. It has a two inch liquid crystal screen with a maximum screen resolution of 320 x 240. It can play videos up to 640 x 480 resolution at a 1.5 Mbps framerate. at 24 hours, it has twice the battery life of the iPod shuffle, and takes an hour less time to charge (three hours compaired to fou r). It supports most of the maj or picture formats and even has a dock connector so you can use your favorite iPod accessories. The price tag for this little music player is anywere between 89 dollars to 190 (depending on the size of the hard drive).

Thexternal image iphone1.jpge Apple iPhone is an internet-connected multimedia smartphone with a flush multi-touch screen and a minimal hardware interface. Lacking a physical keyboard, a virtual keyboard is rendered on the touch screen. The iPhone's functions include those of a camera phone and portable media player (equivalent to the iPod) in addition to text messaging and visual voicemail. It also offers Internet services including e-mail, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity. The first generation phone hardware was quad-band GSM with EDGE; the second generation also adds UMTS with HSDPA.
Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007. The announcement was preceded by rumors and speculation that circulated for several months. The iPhone was initially introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 and is in the process of being introduced worldwide. It was named Time magazine's Invention of the Year in 2007. On July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G was released and supported faster 3G data speeds and Assisted GPS.

iPod Shuffle:
The I-pod Shuffle is the smallest digital audio player maexternal image ipod-shuffle.jpgde by apple. The device uses flash memory for storing data and holds anyexternal image ipod_shuffle.jpgwhere from 512MB to 2GB.It was first introduced in January 2005 at the Macworld conference with the tagline “life is random”. The “shuffle” was made for its simplicity and versatility with key basic features just like any other I-pod including: play/pause, next song/fast forward, previous song/fast reverse, and volume adjustment but unlike other I-pods the “Shuffle” lacks a display screen to visibly see what songs are being played. The shuffle comes in 9 different colors and cost only 49dollars for its 1GB model.

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iPod Classic:
The IPexternal image ipod_classic_collec01.jpgod Classic is the first music player from apple. There have been six different versions of IPod as well as a spin-off (IPod photo) that have been integrated into the classic. It was originally called the IPod, but on September 5, 2007 the word "classic" was added. It is also the only version of IPod to still use a hard drive. All of the others have been changed to flash memory. Its memory size is a whopping 120 GB. It has been given the name "the take-everything-everywhere iPod." It offers many different features such as watching TV or movies, playing games, and sharing photos. It can store up to 30,000 songs, 150 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination. And you get up to 36 hours of battery life for music when fully charged and 6 hours of battery life when watching TV or movies. It comes in two colors, silver or black and it costs around 249 dollars.

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iPod Touch
After the iPhone's growing popularity, Apple decided to give people who didn't want an iPhone the ability to still have that awesome touch screen capabilites, so the iPod Touch was released. The iPod Touch is an mp3 player just like the other latest versions of the iPods but it includes most of the attributes of theiPodTouch.jpg iPhone, but one thing that made this iPod stand out was it's capability to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. Users can access the internet using Safari and they can also check email, Maps, Stocks, Notes, and even YouTube. It's perfect for people who want to be "cool" with the touch screen but don't want the pain of having a cell phone contract. The iPod Touch also, just like the iPhone, includes an accelerometer. Accelerometers are a piece of technology that allow iPod Touch users to tilt and turn the iPod allowing users to control their movements. This function goes great with games and makes it a whole new experience. "It’s perfect for racing games, where your entire iPod touch acts as a steering wheel, and for tap-and-tilt games such as Super Monkey Ball, in which your character rolls to your movements.", describes Apple. One downside to the iPod Touch, it's its capacity. The largest capacity iPod available from Apple is only 32GB. The iPod Touch has a 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display, and it only weighs 4.05 ounces.


Web Resources:



Apple - IPod Classic
Apple - iPod Touch
Wikipedia - iPod Touch