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History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
History of iPods
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History of iPods


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  • 1. iPods And Their History Matt Alongi, Laura O’Neill, Cassie Sgro, Emily Barnard
  • 2. Introduction
    • Introduced in 2001
    • Took less than one year to create
    • Apple decided to create the iPod due to a lack of a well-established mainstream mp3 player market
    • “ iPod” was originally the name for internet kiosks that was never used by Apple
    • Steve Jobs introduced the iPod as “1,000 songs in your pocket”
  • 3. Typical Layout
    • Simple Layout
    • Convenient Size
    • Click-wheel is space efficient and easy to use
    • Dock connector used to connect iPod to a Firewire, USB, Adapter or Speakers.
    • Display can be categorized by Song, Album or Artist.
    • Options include EQ settings, which controls the tone of your music.
  • 4. Software
    • The iPod can play MP3, M4A, AIFF, WAV, Audiobook and Apple Lossless audio file formats
    • Video iPod also supports MPEG-4 and Quicktime video formats
    • Does not support Microsoft’s WMA audio format, but file-converter is available
    • When connected to a computer, iPod can be synchronized and files can be instantly added to it.
  • 5. Different Types of iPods
  • 6. Sales 2002-2004
  • 7. Podcasts
    • A podcast is a multimedia file distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers
    • Made popular by the iPod and other portable mp3 players
    • Not associated with Apple, iTunes or iPods
    • Widely used for a variety of purposes
  • 8. Criticism
    • Battery life misrepresentation
    • Non-replaceable battery
    • Equalizer
    • Reliability, Quality Control and Hearing Loss
  • 9. Advertising
    • Apple known for outrageous advertising
    • Features silhouettes with white iPods
    • Known to cover billboards, buildings and city buses
    • White headphones
    • Strong TV advertising
  • 10. Accessories
    • Sometimes referred to as the “ipod ecosystem”
    • Teamed up with many different companies
    • Includes
      • Cases
      • Outerwear
      • Car Radio Adapters
      • Headphones
  • 11. Videos
  • 12. Conclusion
    • iPods have changed the way we listen to music
    • New medium for technology
    • Paves the way for future of audio and video