Apple will be retired for good iPod, Its famous audio and video player. The manufacturer on Tuesday (10) announced that the device will be available only till the stock runs out.
20 years ago, when the iPod was launched, it represented a major change in the way people listened to music, but it hasn’t had the same appeal since smartphones and music streaming became popular. according to this AppleThe best way to listen to music now iPhone, released in 2007which integrated the experience of its predecessor.
The latest version of the iPod, which will be discontinued, was released in 2019. It has a touch screen and supports the App Store and FaceTime and Messages apps. These services run on Wi-Fi connection.
The 7th generation of iPod Touch has a 4-inch screen – in the original, there were 2. iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is the most advanced. Apple Currently, it has a 6.7-inch screen.
What are iPod models?
in 20 years, Apple There were several models, some of which were intended to store more songs and others to be more compact. There were five main versions of the device:
There were five lines of iPods: Classic, Nano, Shuffle, Mini and Touch — Photo: Christine Sandu/Unsplash
- iPod Classic: The most famous models received six generations and even the latest version released in 2007 had 160 GB of storage;
- iPod Mini: Launched as a more compact version, it had two generations, the last being introduced in 2005;
- ipod nano: The device replaced the “mini” version, there were seven generations and the latest version, launched in 2012, has a 2.5-inch screen and 16 GB of storage;
- ipod shuffle: The line had four generations, only one was without a screen and, as the name suggests, played songs in random mode;
- ipod touch: The line introduced in 2007 was the first with a touch screen, which eliminated the need for circular buttons.
What were the first iPods like?
The first generation iPods started out in design with a smaller screen and a circular button.Which would become the brand name of the “Classic” line from 2007 onwards.
The model released in 2001 had two storage options: 5GB and 10GB. to get an idea, The latest version of the player reaches 256 GB,
There’s a 1TB version of the iPhone 13 Pro Max—the equivalent of 200 times what’s available on the base model of the first iPod.
Initially, iPod users were required to have a company computer Mac. AppleTo import music using iTunes, a music file manager created by the company in January 2001.
The iPod (2nd generation) retained a similar look to the original model – Photo: Cartoon Plural/Unsplash
The option to import music through Windows appeared only in the second generation through an alternative program called MusicMatch. Support in the third generation was established from 2003, when iTunes obtained a version for the system from Microsoft.
Also in 2003, users had the option to include songs on their iPods by purchasing them from the iTunes Store. Apple where each track costs $0.99. The service was launched in Brazil only in 2011.,
If the standard today is to use a streaming service to listen to as many songs as you want, at the time, iTunes represented a great advance for users: It became possible to buy only one song, not an entire CD of an artist,
In the fourth generation, from 2004, the iPod received a color screen and a new control button. At that time the storage space had reached 60 GB. In the next version, in 2007, the device began supporting video, expanding the screen and up to 80 GB of storage.
The sixth generation was the one who adopted the term “classic”.: The model had an aluminum finish and had 80 GB, 120 GB and 160 GB versions. It was the last in this category and, in later years, the iPod only had “Nano”, “Shuffle” and “Touch” versions.
The latest version of the iPod touch was released in 2019 – Photo: Apple
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