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iPod

The current iPod line consists of (from left to right):
the iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod classic and iPod touch.
Manufacturer Apple Inc.
Type Portable media player
Units sold Over 141 million worldwide
as of January 2008
Online services iTunes Store

iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. and launched on October 23, 2001. As of 2008, the current product line-up includes the hard drive-based iPod classic, the touchscreen iPod touch, the video-capable iPod nano and the screenless iPod shuffle. Former products include the compact iPod mini and the spin-off iPod photo (since re-integrated into the main iPod classic line). iPod classic models store media on an internal hard drive, while all other models use flash memory to enable their smaller size (the discontinued mini used a Microdrive miniature hard drive). As with many other digital music players, iPods, excluding the iPod touch, can also serve as external data storage devices. Storage capacity varies by model. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 400 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,168 × 1,584 pixels, file size: 4. ... iPod shuffle is an iPod digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... The iPod nano is a mid-range iPod portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... The iPod classic is the flagship iPod digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... The iPod touch is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... Apple Inc. ... An idle PMP compared with a coin A portable multimedia player (PMP) - sometimes referred to as a portable video player (PVP) - is an electronic device that is capable of storing and playing digital media. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... An idle PMP compared with a coin A portable multimedia player (PMP) - sometimes referred to as a portable video player (PVP) - is an electronic device that is capable of storing and playing digital media. ... Apple Inc. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The iPod classic is the flagship iPod digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... The iPod touch is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... The iPod nano is a mid-range iPod portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... iPod shuffle is an iPod digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... The iPod mini is a smaller version of Apple Inc. ... iPod photo displaying a photograph. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... A USB flash drive. ... For other uses, see Microdrive (disambiguation). ... The USB mass storage device class is a set of computing communications protocols defined by the USB Implementers Forum that run on the Universal Serial Bus. ...


Apple's iTunes software is used to transfer music to the devices. As a jukebox application, iTunes stores a music library on the user's computer and can play, burn and rip music from a CD. It can also transfer photos, videos, games, and calendars to iPod models supporting those features. Apple focused its development on the iPod's unique user interface and its ease of use, rather than on technical capability. As of September 2007, the iPod had sold over 110 million units worldwide making it the best-selling digital audio player series in history.[1] This article is about the iTunes application. ... A Zodiac jukebox A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ... In computing, optical disc authoring, including CD authoring and DVD authoring, known often as burning, is the process of recording source material—video, audio or other data—onto an optical disc (compact disc or DVD). ... For the process of sawing wood along the grain, see Rip saw. ... The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ... Apple iPod nano (third-generation), a best-selling flash-based player An embedded hard drive-based player (Creative ZEN Vision:M) An MP3 CD player (Philips Expanium) More commonly referred to as an MP3 player, a digital audio player (DAP) is a portable consumer electronics device that stores, organizes and...

History and design

iPod came from Apple's digital sub category,[2] when the company began creating software for the growing market of personal digital devices. Digital cameras, camcorders and organizers had well-established mainstream markets, but the company found existing digital music players "big and clunky or small and useless" with user interfaces that were "unbelievably awful,"[2] so Apple decided to develop its own. As ordered by CEO Steve Jobs, Apple's hardware engineering chief Jon Rubinstein assembled a team of engineers to design the iPod, including hardware engineers Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey,[3] and design engineer Jonathan Ive.[2] The product was developed in less than one year and unveiled on October 23, 2001. Jobs announced it as a Mac-compatible product with a 5 GB hard drive that put "1,000 songs in your pocket." Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tony Fadell Tony fadel Rubinstein]] in 2006. ... Michael Joseph Dhuey (born 20 July 1958, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a electrical and computer engineer. ... Jonathan Paul Ive CBE (born February 1967) is Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Uncharacteristically, Apple did not develop iPod's software entirely in-house, instead using PortalPlayer's reference platform based on 2 ARM cores. The platform had rudimentary software running on a commercial microkernel embedded operating system. PortalPlayer had previously been working on an IBM-branded MP3 player with Bluetooth headphones.[2] Apple contracted another company, Pixo, to help design and implement the user interface under the direct supervision of Steve Jobs.[2] As development progressed, Apple continued to refine the software's look and feel. Starting with the iPod mini, the Chicago font was replaced with Espy Sans. Later iPods switched fonts again to Podium Sans — a font similar to Apple's corporate font, Myriad. iPods with color displays then adopted some Mac OS X themes like Aqua progress bars, and brushed metal in the lock interface. In 2007, Apple modified the iPod interface again with the introduction of the sixth-generation iPod classic and third-generation iPod nano by changing the font to Helvetica and, in most cases, splitting the screen in half by displaying the menus on the left and album artwork, photos, or videos on the right (whichever was appropriate for the selected item). PortalPlayer (NASDAQ: PLAY) is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets system-on-chip semiconductors, firmware and software for personal media players. ... The ARM architecture (previously, the Advanced RISC Machine, and prior to that Acorn RISC Machine) is a 32-bit RISC processor architecture developed by ARM Limited that is widely used in a number of embedded designs. ... Bluetooth logo This article is about the electronic protocol named after Harald Bluetooth Gormson. ... The Pixo 2. ... The iPod mini is a smaller version of Apple Inc. ... Chicago is a sans-serif font designed by Susan Kare for Apple Computer. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... A screenshot of iPodWizard showing the Podium Sans character set. ... Adobes Myriad is the typeface which is used in Apples modern marketing. ... Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Mac OS X v10. ... The iPod classic is the flagship iPod digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... The iPod nano is a mid-range iPod portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... This article is about the typeface Helvetica. ...


Trademark

The name iPod was proposed by Vinnie Chieco, a freelance copywriter, who (with others) was called by Apple to figure out how to introduce the new player to the public. After Chieco saw a prototype, he thought of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the phrase "Open the pod bay door, Hal!", which refers to the white EVA Pods of the Discovery One spaceship.[2] Apple researched the trademark and found that it was already in use. Joseph N. Grasso of New Jersey had originally listed an "iPod" trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July 2000 for Internet kiosks. The first iPod kiosks had been demonstrated to the public in New Jersey in March 1998, and commercial use began in January 2000. The trademark was registered by the USPTO in November 2003, and Grasso assigned it to Apple Computer, Inc. in 2005.[4] HAL 9000 (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is a fictional character in Arthur C. Clarkes Space Odyssey saga. ... EVA pod is a two member band out of central Florida, located in a crappy county called Polk. ... Discovery One is a fictional spacecraft shown in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... An Internet kiosk with a touchscreen in Vienna, Austria in 2005 An Internet kiosk is a terminal that provides public Internet access. ...


Software

iPod can play several audio file formats including MP3, AAC/M4A, Protected AAC, AIFF, WAV, Audible audiobook, and Apple Lossless. The iPod photo introduced the ability to display JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and PNG image file formats. Fifth and sixth generation iPod classics, as well as third generation iPod nanos, can additionally play MPEG-4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) and QuickTime video formats, with restrictions on video dimensions, encoding techniques and data-rates. [5] Originally, iPod software only worked with Macs; iPod software supported Windows starting with the second generation model.[6] Unlike most other media players, Apple does not support Microsoft's WMA audio format — but a converter for WMA files without Digital Rights Management (DRM) is provided with the Windows version of iTunes. MIDI files also cannot be played, but can be converted to audio files using the "Advanced" menu in iTunes. Alternative open-source audio formats, such as Ogg Vorbis and FLAC, are not supported without installing custom firmware onto the iPod. An audio file format is a container format for storing audio data on a computer system. ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a standardized, lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. ... For other parts of the MPEG-4 standard, see MPEG-4. ... FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) technology created by Apple Inc. ... Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is an audio file format standard used for storing sound data on personal computers. ... WAV (or WAVE), short for Waveform audio format, is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing audio on PCs. ... Audible redirects here. ... Cassette recording of Patrick OBrians The Mauritius Command done by Patrick Tull An audiobook is a recording that is primarily of the spoken word as opposed to music. ... Apple Lossless (also known as Apple Lossless Encoder, ALE, or Apple Lossless Audio Codec, ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. ... JPG redirects here. ... DIB redirects here. ... GIF redirects here. ... This article is about TIFF, the computer image format. ... PNG (Portable Network Graphics), sometimes pronounced as ping, is a relatively new bitmap image format that is becoming popular on the World Wide Web and elsewhere. ... MPEG-4 is a standard used primarily to compress audio and visual (AV) digital data. ... H.264 is a standard for video compression. ... QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc. ... A container format is a computer file format that can contain various types of data, compressed by means of standardized codecs. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Windows Media Audio (WMA) is an audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. ... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term that refers to access control technologies used by publishers and copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. ... Windows redirects here. ... Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a system designed to transmit information between electronic musical instruments. ... This page is about the audio compression codec. ... FLAC, an acronym for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a popular file format for audio data compression. ...


During installation, the iPod is associated with one host computer. Each time an iPod connects to its host computer, iTunes can synchronize entire music libraries or music playlists either automatically or manually. Song ratings can be set on the iPod and synchronized later to the iTunes library, and vice versa. A user can access, play, and add music on a second computer if the iPod is set to manual and not automatic sync, but anything added or edited will be reversed upon connecting and syncing with the main computer and its library. If a user wishes to automatically sync music with a another computer, the iPod's library will be entirely wiped and replaced with the other computer's library.


User interface

The iPod's signature click wheel.
The iPod's signature click wheel.

iPods with color displays use anti-aliased graphics and text, with sliding animations. All iPods (except shuffle and touch) have five buttons and the later generations have the buttons integrated into the click wheel — an innovation which gives an uncluttered, minimalist interface. The buttons perform basic functions such as play, next track, etc. Other operations such as scrolling through menu items and controlling the volume are performed by using the click wheel in a rotational manner. iPod shuffle does not have a click wheel and instead has five buttons positioned differently from the larger models. iPod touch uses no buttons for any of these functions, instead relying on a Multi-touch input style similar to that of the iPhone. Image File history File links Ipodwheelwiki. ... Image File history File links Ipodwheelwiki. ... In digital signal processing, anti-aliasing is the technique of minimizing the distortion artifacts known as aliasing when representing a high-resolution signal at a lower resolution. ... Look up interface in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Multi-touch is a human-computer interaction technique and the hardware devices that implement it. ... For the Internet appliance line, see Linksys iPhone. ...


iTunes Store

Main articles: iTunes and iTunes Store

The iTunes Store is an online media store run by Apple and accessed via iTunes. It was introduced on April 29, 2003 and it sells individual songs, with typical prices being US $0.99, AU $1.69 (inc. GST), NZ $1.79 (inc. GST), 0.99 (inc. VAT), or £0.79 (inc. VAT) per song. Since no other portable player supports the DRM used, only iPods can play protected content from the iTunes Store. The store became the market leader soon after its launch[7] and Apple announced the sale of videos through the store on October 12, 2005. Full-length movies became available on September 12, 2006.[8] This article is about the iTunes application. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USD redirects here. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 1. ... The GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a value added tax of 10% on most goods and services sold in Australia. ... Goods and Services Tax (a Value Added Tax)was introduced in New Zealand on the 1st of October 1986 at 10%. Only the end-consumer pays this tax (on the goods or service), and GST registered businesses generally are not charged GST upfront, or, if they are, are able to... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Gold standard Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Policy-mix Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Regulation Banking Fractional-reserve Full-reserve   Free banking Islamic... GBP redirects here. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Gold standard Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Policy-mix Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Regulation Banking Fractional-reserve Full-reserve   Free banking Islamic... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term that refers to access control technologies used by publishers and copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Purchased audio files use the AAC format with added encryption. The encryption is based on the FairPlay DRM system. Up to five authorized computers and an unlimited number of iPods can play the files. Burning the files onto an audio CD, then re-compressing can create music files without the DRM, although this results in reduced quality. The DRM can also be removed using third-party software. However, in a deal with Apple, EMI began selling DRM-free, higher-quality songs on the iTunes Stores, in a category called "iTunes Plus." While individual songs were made available at a cost of US$1.29, 30¢ more than the cost of a regular DRM song, entire albums were available for the same price, US$9.99, as DRM encoded albums. On October 17, 2007, Apple lowered the cost of individual iTunes Plus songs to US$0.99 per song, the same as DRM encoded tracks. FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) technology created by Apple Inc. ... Generation loss refers to the loss of quality between subsequent copies of data. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


iPods cannot play music files from competing music stores that use rival-DRM technologies like Microsoft's protected WMA or RealNetworks' Helix DRM. Example stores include Napster and MSN Music. RealNetworks claims that Apple is creating problems for itself[9] by using FairPlay to lock users into using the iTunes Store. Steve Jobs has stated that Apple makes little profit from song sales, although Apple uses the store to promote iPod sales.[10] However, iPods can also play music files from online stores that do not use DRM, such as eMusic or Amie Street. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Windows Media DRM is a Digital Rights Management service for the Windows Media platform. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Helix is an open multi-format digital media framework. ... Napster was a file sharing service that paved the way for decentralized P2P file-sharing programs such as Kazaa, Limewire, iMesh, Morpheus, and BearShare, which are now used for many of the same reasons and can download music, pictures, and other files. ... MSN Music was created by Microsoft in 2004 to compete with Apples iTunes Music Store. ... EMusic is an online music store that operates by subscription. ... Amie Street is a music website created in 2006 by Brown seniors in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


On July 3, 2007, Universal Music Group decided not to renew their contract with the iTunes Music Store. Universal will now supply iTunes in an 'at will' capacity.[11] is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ...


On September 5, 2007, at Apple's Media Event entitled "The Beat Goes On...", the company debuted the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store which allows users to access the Music Store from either iPhone or the iPod touch and download songs directly to the device which can be synced to the user's iTunes Library. is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi (pronounced wye-fye, IPA: ) is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ...


File storage and transfer

All iPods except for the touch can function in "disk mode" as mass storage devices to store data files[12]. If the iPod is formatted on a Mac OS X computer it uses the HFS+ file system format, which allows it to serve as a boot disk for a Mac computer.[13] If it is formatted on Windows, the FAT32 format is used. With the advent of the Windows-compatible iPod, iPod's default file system switched from HFS+ to FAT32, although it can be reformatted to either filesystem (excluding the iPod shuffle which is strictly FAT32). Generally, if a new iPod (excluding the iPod shuffle) is initially plugged into a computer running Windows, it will be formatted with FAT32, and if initially plugged into a Mac running Mac OS X it will be formatted with HFS+. The USB mass storage device class is a set of computing communications protocols defined by the USB Implementers Forum that run on the Universal Serial Bus. ... HFS Plus or HFS+ is a file system developed by Apple Computer to replace their Hierarchical File System (HFS) as the primary file system used on Macintosh computers. ... A boot disk is a removable media, normally read-only, that can boot an operating system or utility. ... File Allocation Table (FAT) is a partially patented file system developed by Microsoft for MS-DOS and was the primary file system for consumer versions of Microsoft Windows up to and including Windows Me. ...


Unlike many other MP3 players, simply copying audio or video files to the drive with a typical file management application will not allow iPod to properly access them. The user must use software that has been specifically designed to transfer media files to iPods, so that the files are playable and viewable. Aside from iTunes, several alternative third-party applications are available on a number of different platforms. The following table compares information for a number of managers for iPods. ...


iTunes 7 and above can transfer purchased media of the iTunes Store from an iPod to a computer, provided that the DRM media is transferred to any of the five computers allowed for authorization with DRM media.


Media files are stored on the iPod in a hidden folder, together with a proprietary database file. The hidden content can be accessed on the host operating system by enabling hidden files to be shown. The audio can then be recovered manually by dragging the files or folders onto the iTunes Library or by using third-party software.


Equalizer

If the sound is enhanced with the iPod's software equalizer (EQ), some EQ settings — like R&B, Rock, Acoustic, and Bass Booster — can cause bass distortion too easily.[14][15] The equalizer amplifies the digital audio level beyond the software's limit, causing distortion (clipping) on songs that have a bass drum or use a bassy instrument, even when the amplifier level is low.[citation needed] One possible workaround is to reduce the volume level of the songs by modifying the audio files.[citation needed] An audio filter is a type of filter used for processing sound signals. ... The altered peaks and troughs of the sinusoidal waveform displayed on this oscilloscope indicate the signal has been clipped. ...


Hardware

Chipsets and electronics

Microcontroller

  • iPod first to third generations — Two ARM 7TDMI-derived CPUs running at 90 MHz.
  • iPod fourth and fifth generations, iPod mini, iPod nano first generation — Variable-speed ARM 7TDMI CPUs, running at a peak of 80 MHz to save battery life.
  • iPod nano second generation — Samsung System-On-Chip, based around an ARM processor.[16]
  • iPod shuffle first generation — SigmaTel STMP3550 chip that handles both the music decoding and the audio circuitry.[17]

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  • All iPods (except the shuffle and 6G) use audio codecs developed by Wolfson Microelectronics.
  • Sixth generation iPods use a Cirrus Logic audio codec chip.

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  • iPod first to sixth generation — 45.7 mm (1.8 in) hard drives (ATA-6, 4200 rpm with proprietary connectors) made by Toshiba
  • iPod mini — 25.4 mm (1 in) Microdrive by Hitachi and Seagate
  • iPod nano — Flash memory from Samsung, Toshiba, and others.
  • iPod shuffle — Flash memory
  • iPod touch — Flash memory

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Connectivity

Two iPod wall chargers, with FireWire (left) and USB (right) connectors, which allow iPods to charge without a computer.
Two iPod wall chargers, with FireWire (left) and USB (right) connectors, which allow iPods to charge without a computer.

Originally, a FireWire connection to the host computer was used to update songs or recharge the battery. The battery could also be charged with a power adapter that was included with the first four generations. The third generation began including a dock connector, allowing for FireWire or USB connectivity. This provided better compatibility with PCs, as most of them did not have FireWire ports at the time. The dock connector also brought opportunities to exchange data, sound and power with an iPod, which ultimately created a large market of accessories, manufactured by third parties such as Belkin and Griffin. The second generation iPod shuffle uses a single 3.5 mm jack which acts as both a headphone jack and a data port for the dock. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1473x1424, 636 KB) En: Two chargers for iPods. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1473x1424, 636 KB) En: Two chargers for iPods. ... The 6-pin and 4-pin FireWire 400 Connectors The alternative ethernet-style cabling used by 1394c FireWire is Apple Inc. ... For other uses, see Battery. ... Although a Dock Connector can refer to many things, Apple Computer has established the small, rectangular, 30 terminal connector used to connect a full sized iPod to a personal computer or power adapter as the Dock Connector. The pins of the connector are as follows: Category: ... Belkin International, Inc. ... Griffin Technology enjoys a longstanding reputation as the creative leader in ingenious peripherals and accessories for iPod Mac and PC and now, PSP. Find out more about Griffins entire range of products for audio, video, USB, etc. ...


Eventually Apple began shipping iPods with USB cables instead of FireWire, although the latter was available separately. As of the first generation iPod nano and the fifth generation iPod classic, Apple discontinued using FireWire for data transfer and made a full transition to USB 2.0 in an attempt to reduce cost and form factor. With these changes, FireWire could only be used for recharging. Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ...


iPod dock connector

Introduced in the third-generation iPod, the iPod's 30-pin dock connector allows iPods to be connected to a variety of accessories, which can range from televisions to speaker systems. Some peripherals utilize their own interface, while others use the iPod's own screen for access. Such accessories may be used for music, video, and photo playback. Because the dock connector is a proprietary interface, the implementation of the interface requires paying royalties to Apple.[citation needed]


Accessories

Many accessories have been made for the iPod. A large number are made by third party companies, although many, such as the late iPod Hi-Fi, are made by Apple. This market is sometimes described as the iPod ecosystem.[18] Some accessories add extra features that other music players have, such as sound recorders, FM radio tuners, wired remote controls, and audio/visual cables for TV connections. Other accessories offer unique features like the Nike+iPod pedometer and the iPod Camera Connector. Other notable accessories include external speakers, wireless remote controls, protective cases/films and wireless earphones.[19] Among the first accessory manufacturers were Griffin Technology, Belkin, JBL, Bose, Monster Cable, and SendStation. An iPod Hi-Fi with a Fifth generation iPod docked in it iPod Hi-Fi was a speaker system developed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. ... The Nike+iPod Sports Kit is a wireless device kit that allows communication between a pair of Nike+ shoes and an iPod nano. ... Griffin Technology enjoys a longstanding reputation as the creative leader in ingenious peripherals and accessories for iPod Mac and PC and now, PSP. Find out more about Griffins entire range of products for audio, video, USB, etc. ... Belkin International, Inc. ... For professional wrestler John Bradshaw Layfield, see John Layfield. ... The Bose Corporation is a privately-held American company based in Framingham, Massachusetts that specializes in audio equipment[2][3] and holds the philosophy of supporting its technological development through research (thus the company motto). ... Monster Cable is a brand of audio and video cable for electronics, primarily speaker cable and cable for audio and video components. ... SendStation Systems is a manufacturer of computer and iPod accessories. ...

Two designs of iPod earbuds. The current version is shown on the right.
Two designs of iPod earbuds. The current version is shown on the right.

The white earphones (or "earbuds") that ship with all iPods have become symbolic of the brand. Advertisements feature them prominently, often contrasting the white earphones (and cords) with people shown as dark silhouettes. The original earphones came with the first generation iPod. They were revised to be smaller after Apple received complaints of the earbuds being too large. The revised earphones were shipped with second through early fifth generation iPods, the iPod mini, and the first generation nanos. The earbuds were revised again in 2006, featuring an even smaller and more streamlined design. This third type was shipped with late fifth generation iPods and the second generation nanos. All first generation iPod shuffles and the second generation up until January 30, 2007 (when color models were introduced) had the second kind; those that shipped after that date had the third kind. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1247x677, 411 KB) Two iPod earbuds. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1247x677, 411 KB) Two iPod earbuds. ... For other uses, see Headphones (disambiguation). ... An example of the original style of silhouettes, on a billboard, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... For other uses, see Silhouette (disambiguation). ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In 2005, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority placed advertisements on the subways warning passengers that "Earphones are a giveaway. Protect your device",[20] after iPod thefts on the subway rose from zero in 2004 to 50 in the first three months of 2005.[21] The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ...


BMW released the first iPod automobile interface,[22] allowing drivers of newer BMW vehicles to control their iPod using either the built-in steering wheel controls or the radio head-unit buttons. Apple announced in 2005 that similar systems would be available for other vehicle brands, including Mercedes-Benz,[23] Volvo,[24] Nissan, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari,[25] Acura, Audi, Honda,[26] Renault and Volkswagen.[27] Scion offers standard iPod connectivity on all their cars. For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturing company, founded as Darracq Italiana by Cavaliere Ugo Stella, an aristocrat from Milan in partnership with the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. ... This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... Acura (Japanese: アキュラ, Akyura) is the luxury vehicle brand of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. ... Audi AG, more commonly known as Audi, is a premium German automobile manufacturer and one of the worlds leading performance-luxury marques, with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... For the author, see Mary Renault. ... VW redirects here. ... Scion is a marque of vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corporation founded in 2003. ...


Some independent stereo manufacturers including JVC, Pioneer, Kenwood, Alpine, Sony, and Harman Kardon also have iPod-specific integration solutions. Alternative connection methods include adaptor kits (that use the cassette deck or the CD changer port), audio input jacks, and FM transmitters such as the iTrip — although personal FM transmitters are illegal in some countries. Many car manufacturers have added audio input jacks as standard.[28] Victor Company of Japan, Limited ) (TYO: 6792 ), usually referred to as JVC, is an international consumer and professional electronics corporation based in Yokohama, Japan which was founded in 1927. ... Old Pioneer Logo (Until 1998) Pioneer Corporation ) (TYO: 6773 ) is a Japanese multinational corporation that specializes in digital entertainment products, based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kenwood Corporation ) (TYO: 6765 ) is a Japanese manufacturer of amateur radio as well as Hi-Fi and portable audio equipment. ... Alpine Electronics, Inc. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... A Harman Kardon PC speaker Harman Kardon, a division of Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR), is a manufacturer of home and car audio equipment. ... Fourth-generation iPod with iTrip. ...


Beginning in mid-2007, four major airlines, United, Continental, Delta, and Emirates reached agreements to install iPod seat connections. The free service will allow passengers to power and charge their iPod, and view their video and music libraries on individual seat-back displays.[29] Originally KLM and Air France were reported to be part of the deal with Apple, but they later released statements explaining that they were only contemplating the possibility of incorporating such systems.[30] United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Emirates Airline (shortened form: Emirates) (Arabic: طيران الإماراتTayarān al-Imārāt) is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ...


Battery issues

The advertised battery life on most models is different from the real-world achievable life. For example, the fifth generation 30 GB iPod is advertised as having up to 14 hours of music playback. An MP3.com report stated that this was virtually unachievable under real-life usage conditions, with a writer for MP3.com getting on average less than 8 hours from his or her iPod.[31] In 2003, class action lawsuits were brought against Apple complaining that the battery charges lasted for shorter lengths of time than stated and that the battery degraded over time.[32] The lawsuits were settled by offering individuals either US$50 store credit or a free battery replacement.[33]


iPod batteries are not designed to be removed or replaced by the user, although some users have been able to open the case themselves, usually following instructions from third-party vendors of iPod replacement batteries. Compounding the problem, Apple initially would not replace worn-out batteries. The official policy was that the customer should buy a refurbished replacement iPod, at a cost almost equivalent to a brand new one. All lithium-ion batteries eventually lose capacity during their lifetime[34] (guidelines are available for prolonging life-span) and this situation led to a small market for third-party battery replacement kits. Lithium-ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-ion batteries) are a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in consumer electronics. ...


Apple announced a battery replacement program on November 14, 2003, a week before[35] a high publicity stunt and website by the Neistat Brothers.[36] The initial cost was US$99,[37] and it was lowered to US$59 in 2005. One week later, Apple offered an extended iPod warranty for US$59.[38] For the iPod nano, soldering tools are needed because the battery is soldered onto the main board. Fifth generation iPods have their battery attached to the backplate with adhesive.[39][40] is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Neistat Brothers, Van Neistat and Casey Owen Neistat, gained international notoriety in late 2003 for a three minute film titled IPods Dirty Secret, criticizing the battery life of the Apple iPod. ... (De)soldering a contact from a wire. ...


Bass response

The third generation iPod had a weak bass response, as shown in audio tests.[41][42] The combination of the undersized DC-blocking capacitors and the typical low-impedance of most consumer headphones form a high-pass filter, which attenuates the low-frequency bass output. Similar capacitors were used in the fourth generation iPods.[43] The problem is reduced when using high-impedance headphones and is completely masked when driving high-impedance (line level) loads, such as an external headphone amplifier. The first generation iPod shuffle uses a dual-transistor output stage,[44] rather than a single capacitor-coupled output, and does not exhibit reduced bass response for any load. See Capacitor (component) for a discussion of specific types. ... Electrical impedance, or simply impedance, is a measure of opposition to a sinusoidal alternating electric current. ... A high-pass filter is a filter that passes high frequencies well, but attenuates (or reduces) frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency. ... Headphone amplifiers as referred to here are commercially available separate devices, sold to a niche audiophile market. ... Multiple electronic amplifiers can be connected such that they drive a single floating load (bridge) or a single common load (parallel), to increase the amount of power available in different situations. ...


Models

The iPod has been upgraded many times, and each significant revision is called a "generation". Only the most recent (highest numbered) generation and refurbished units of previous generations of the iPod is available from Apple for each model (classic, nano, shuffle, touch). Each new generation usually has more features and refinements while typically being physically smaller and lighter than its predecessor, while usually (but not always) retaining the older model's price tag. Notable changes include the touch-sensitive click wheel replacing the mechanical scroll wheel, use of color displays, and flash memory replacing hard disks. // Traditionally, a generation has been defined as “the average interval of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring. ... A USB flash drive. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ...

Model Generation Image Capacity Connection Original release date Minimum OS to sync Rated battery life (hours)
classic first first generation iPod 5, 10 GB FireWire 23 October 2001 Mac: 910.1 audio: 10
First model, with mechanical scroll wheel. 10 GB model released later.
second A second generation iPod (2002) 10, 20 GB FireWire 17 July 2002 Mac: 10.1
Win: 2000
audio: 10
Touch-sensitive wheel. FireWire port had a cover. Hold switch revised. Windows compatibility through Musicmatch.
third third generation iPod 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 GB FireWire (USB for syncing only) 28 April 2003 Mac: 10.1
Win: 2000
audio: 8
First complete redesign with all-touch interface, dock connector, and slimmer case. Musicmatch support dropped with later release of iTunes 4.1 for Windows.
fourth
(photo) (color)
fourth generation iPod 20, 40 GB FireWire or USB 19 July 2004 Mac: 10.2
Win: 2000
audio: 12
Adopted Click Wheel from iPod mini.
fourth generation iPod photo:
30, 40, 60 GB
FireWire or USB 26 October 2004 Mac: 10.2
Win: 2000
audio: 15
slideshow: 5
color:
20, 60 GB
28 June 2005
Premium spin-off of 4G iPod with color screen and picture viewing. Later re-integrated into main iPod line.
fifth fifth generation iPod 30, 60, 80 GB USB (FireWire for charging only) 12 October 2005 Mac: 10.3
Win: 2000
30 GB
audio: 14
video: 2
(later 3.5)
60/80 GB
audio: 20
video: 3/6.5
Second full redesign with a slimmer case, and larger screen with video playback. Offered in black or white. 60GB upgraded to 80GB on September 12, 2006. 30GB and 80GB models produced after this date contain a "search" feature and are sometimes considered the "5.5 generation".
sixth 80, 160 GB USB (FireWire for charging only) 5 September 2007 Mac: 10.4 Win: XP 80 GB
audio: 30
video: 5
160 GB
audio: 40
video: 7
Introduced the "classic" suffix. New interface and anodized aluminum front plate. Silver replaces white.
mini
(replaced by nano)
first first generation iPod mini 4 GB USB or FireWire 6 January 2004 Mac: 10.1
Win: 2000
audio: 8
New smaller model, available in 5 colors. Introduced the "Click Wheel".
second second generation iPod mini 4, 6 GB USB or FireWire 22 February 2005 Mac: 10.2
Win: 2000
audio: 18
Brighter color variants with longer battery life. Click Wheel lettering matched body color. Gold color discontinued. Later replaced by iPod nano.
nano first first generation iPod nano 1, 2, 4 GB USB (FireWire for charging only) 7 September 2005 Mac: 10.3
Win: 2000
audio: 14
slideshow: 4
Replaced mini. Available in black or white and used flash memory. Color screen for picture viewing. 1 GB version released later.
second 4 GB blue iPod nano 2, 4, 8 GB USB (FireWire for charging only) 12 September 2006 Mac: 10.3
Win: 2000
audio: 24
slideshow: 5
Anodized aluminum casing and 6 colors available.
third 4 GB third generation iPod nano 4, 8,  GB USB (FireWire for charging only) 5 September 2007 Mac: 10.4
Win: XP
audio: 24
video: 5
2" QVGA screen, colors refreshed with chrome back, new interface, video capability.
shuffle first first generation iPod shuffle 512 MB, 1 GB USB
(no adaptor required)
11 January 2005 Mac: 10.2
Win: 2000
audio: 12
New entry-level model. Uses flash memory and has no screen.
second second generation iPod shuffle 1 GB, 2 GB USB 12 September 2006 Mac: 10.3
Win: 2000
audio: 12
Smaller clip design with anodized aluminum casing. 4 color options added later. Colors were later refreshed.
touch first 8, 16, 32 GB USB (FireWire for charging only) 5 September 2007 Mac: 10.4
Win: XP
audio: 22
video: 5
First iPod with Wi-Fi and a Multi-Touch interface. Features Safari browser and wireless access to the iTunes Store and YouTube.
Sources: Apple Inc. model database,[45] Mactracker.[46]

(PRODUCT)RED 4 or 8G iPod nano.
(PRODUCT)RED 4 or 8G iPod nano.

The software bundled with the first generation iPod was Macintosh-only, so Windows users had to use third-party software like ephPod or XPlay to manage their music. When Apple introduced the second generation of iPods in July 2002, they sold two versions, one that included iTunes for Macintosh users and another that included Musicmatch Jukebox for Windows users.[47] In October 2003, Apple released the Windows version of iTunes,[48] and started selling iPods that included both Macintosh and Windows versions of iTunes so that they could be used with either platform. Current iPods no longer ship with iTunes, which must be downloaded from Apple's website. The iPod classic is the flagship iPod digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... Image File history File links Ipod_1G.png‎ Ipod 1G Lightmatter Photo minus Background File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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In December 2002, Apple unveiled its first limited edition iPods, with either Madonna’s, Tony Hawk’s, or Beck’s signature or No Doubt's band logo engraved on the back for an extra US$50.[49] On October 26, 2004, Apple introduced a special edition of its fourth generation monochrome iPod, designed in the color scheme of the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by Irish rock band U2. It had a black case with a red click wheel and the back had the engraved signatures of U2's band members. This iPod was updated alongside the iPod photo and fifth generation iPod. This article is about the American entertainer. ... This article is about the American skateboarder. ... This article is about the musician. ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Singles from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Released: 8 November 2004 Released: 8 February 2005 Released: 14 February 2005 Released: 6 June 2005 Released: November 2005 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is the commercially successful and critically acclaimed eleventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... iPod photo displaying a photograph. ...


On October 13, 2006, Apple released a special edition 4 GB red iPod nano as part of the (PRODUCT)RED campaign. An 8 GB version was released three weeks later and both of them sold for the same price as the standard models. US$10 from each sale is donated to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. On September 5, 2007, Apple also added a (PRODUCT)RED iPod shuffle model. They did not disclose how much will be donated to charity from this model. Apple also released Special Edition Harry Potter iPods to accompany the iPod photo. These were engraved with the Hogwarts Crest on the back and were only available to purchasers of the Harry Potter audiobooks. They were updated when the fifth generation iPods were released, but were only available for a limited time. is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Product Red (styled (PRODUCT)RED) is a for-profit brand which is licensed to partner companies such as American Express, Apple Inc. ... The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria was established in 2002 to dramatically upscale global financing of interventions against the three pandemics. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a setting in J. K. Rowlings best-selling Harry Potter series. ... Cassette recording of Patrick OBrians The Mauritius Command done by Patrick Tull An audiobook is a recording that is primarily of the spoken word as opposed to music. ...


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Timeline of iPod models

See also: Timeline of full-size iPod models and Timeline of compact iPod models

Sources: Apple press release library,[51] Mactracker Apple Inc. model database[46]

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Reliability and durability

iPods have been criticized for their short life-span, fragile hard drives, and planned obsolescence.[52][53] A 2005 survey conducted on the MacInTouch website found that the iPod had an average failure rate of 13.7%. It concluded that some models were more durable than others.[54] In particular, failure rates for iPods employing hard drives was usually above 20% while those with flash memory had a failure rate below 10%, indicating poor hard drive durability. In late 2005, many users complained that the surface of the first generation iPod nano can become scratched easily, rendering the screen unusable.[55][56] A class action lawsuit was also filed.[57] Apple initially considered the issue a minor defect, but later began shipping these iPods with protective sleeves. Planned obsolescence (also built-in obsolescence (UK)) is the decision on the part of a manufacturer to produce a consumer product that will become obsolete and/or non-functional in a defined time frame. ...


Allegations of worker exploitation

On June 11, 2006, the British newspaper Mail on Sunday reported that iPods are mainly manufactured by workers who earn no more than US$50 per month and work 15-hour shifts.[58] Apple investigated the case with independent auditors and found that, while some of the plant's labour practices met Apple's Code of Conduct, others did not: Employees worked over 60 hours a week for 35% of the time, and worked more than six consecutive days for 25% of the time.[59] is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper and the oldest tabloid, first published in 1896. ...


Foxconn, Apple's manufacturer, initially denied the abuses[60], but when an auditing team from Apple found that workers had been working longer hours than were allowed under Chinese law, they promised to prevent workers working more hours than the Code allowed. Apple hired a workplace standards auditing company, Verité, and joined the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct Implementation Group to oversee the measures. On December 31, 2006, workers at the Longhua, Shenzhen factory (owned by Foxconn) formed a union. The union is affiliated with the Chinese government-controlled All-China Federation of Trade Unions.[61] Foxconn (富士康) is the trade name of the Taiwanese firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shenzhen is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China. ... The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) is the sole national trade union federation of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Patent disputes

In 2005, Apple faced two lawsuits claiming patent infringement by the iPod and its associated technologies:[62] Advanced Audio Devices claimed the iPod breached its patent on a "music jukebox",[63] while a Hong Kong-based IP portfolio company called Pat-rights filed a suit claiming that Apple's FairPlay technology breached a patent[64] issued to inventor Ho Keung Tse. The latter case also includes the online music stores of Sony, RealNetworks, Napster, and Musicmatch as defendants.[65] The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For other uses, see Patent (disambiguation). ... For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Napster was a file sharing service that paved the way for decentralized P2P file-sharing programs such as Kazaa, Limewire, iMesh, Morpheus, and BearShare, which are now used for many of the same reasons and can download music, pictures, and other files. ...


Apple's application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on "rotational user inputs",[66] as used on the iPod's interface, received a third "non-final rejection" (NFR) in August 2005. Also in August 2005, Creative Technology, one of Apple's main rivals in the MP3 player market, announced that it held a patent[67] on part of the music selection interface used by the iPod, which Creative dubbed the "Zen Patent", granted on August 9, 2005.[68] On May 15, 2006, Creative filed another suit against Apple with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Creative also asked the United States International Trade Commission to investigate whether Apple was breaching U.S. trade laws by importing iPods into the United States.[69] PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... Creative Technology Limited (SGX: C76, NASDAQ: CREAF) is a listed manufacturer of computer multimedia products based in Singapore where the firm was initially founded by Sim Wong Hoo (born 1957) on July 1, 1981. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States District Court for the Northern District of California is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma. ... USITC, Washington, DC The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is an independent, non-partisan, quasi-judicial federal agency of the United States that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain...


On August 24, 2006, Apple and Creative announced a broad settlement to end their legal disputes. Apple will pay Creative US$100 million for a paid-up license, to use Creative's awarded patent in all Apple products. As part of the agreement, Apple will recoup part of its payment, if Creative is successful in licensing the patent. Creative then announced its intention to produce iPod accessories by joining the Made for iPod program.[70] is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sales

iPod quarterly sales. Click for table of data and sources.
See also: iPod advertising

October 2004, the iPod has dominated digital music player sales in the United States, with over 90% of the market for hard drive-based players and over 70% of the market for all types of players.[71] During the year from January 2004 to January 2005, the high rate of sales caused its U.S. market share to increase from 31% to 65% and in July 2005, this market share was measured at 74%. In January of 2007 the iPod market share reached 72.7% according to Bloomberg Online. An example of the original style of silhouettes, on a billboard, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


The release of the iPod mini helped to ensure this success at a time when competing flash-based music players were once dominant.[72] On January 8, 2004, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced that they would sell HP-branded iPods under a license agreement from Apple. Several new retail channels were used—including Wal-Mart—and these iPods eventually made up 5% of all iPod sales. In July 2005, HP stopped selling iPods due to unfavorable terms and conditions imposed by Apple.[73] is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


In January 2007, Apple reported record quarterly revenue of US$7.1 billion, of which 48% was made from iPod sales.[74]


On April 9, 2007, it was announced that Apple had sold its one-hundred millionth iPod, making it the biggest selling digital music player of all time. In April 2007, Apple reported second quarter revenue of US$5.2 billion, of which 32% was made from iPod sales.[75] Apple and several industry analysts suggest that iPod users are likely to purchase other Apple products such as Mac computers.[76] is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On September 5, 2007, during their "The Beat Goes On" event, Apple announced that the iPod had surpassed 110 million units sold. is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On October 22, 2007, Apple reported quarterly revenue of US$6.22 billion, of which 30.69% came from Apple notebook sales, 19.22% from desktop sales and 26% from iPod sales. Apple's 2007 year revenue increased to US$24.01 billion with US$3.5 billion in profits. Apple ended the fiscal year 2007 with US$15.4 billion in cash and no debt.[77] is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On January 22, 2008, Apple reported the best quarter revenue and earnings in Apple's history so far. Apple posted record revenue of $9.6 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion. 42% of Apple's revenue for the First fiscal quarter of 2008 came from iPod sales, followed by 21% from notebook sales and 16% from desktop sales[78]. Apple has sold over 140M iPods to date (see chart). It also posted record Mac and iPod sales to date. is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Industry impact

iPods have won several awards ranging from engineering excellence,[79] to most innovative audio product,[80] to fourth best computer product of 2006.[81] iPods often receive favorable reviews; scoring on looks, clean design, and ease of use. PC World says that iPods have "altered the landscape for portable audio players".[80] Several industries are modifying their products to work better with both the iPod and the AAC audio format. Examples include CD copy-protection schemes,[82] and mobile phones, such as phones from Sony Ericsson and Nokia, which play AAC files rather than WMA. Microsoft's Zune device also supports AAC and it has adopted a similar closed DRM model used by iPods and the iTunes Store, despite Microsoft previously marketing the benefits of choice with their PlaysForSure initiative. Podcasts and download charts have also had mainstream adoption. PC World is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG. It offers advice on various aspects of PCs and related items, the Internet, and other personal-technology products and services. ... For an arrangement of Sony Ericsson products, see list of Sony Ericsson products Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ... This article is about the telecommunications corporation. ... This article is about the digital media brand. ... PlaysForSure is a marketing certification given by Microsoft to portable hardware media players that have been verified to work with Microsoft Windows, specifically Windows XP and newer releases. ... A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. ...


In addition to its reputation as a respected entertainment device, the iPod has also become accepted as a business device. Government departments, major institutions and international organisations have turned to the iPod as a delivery mechanism for business communication and training, such as the Royal and Western Infirmaries in Glasgow, Scotland where iPods are used to train new staff.[83] The front of Glasgow Royal Infirmary The rear of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, viewed from the Glasgow Necropolis The Glasgow Royal Infirmary is a hospital situated on the north-eastern edge of the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland. ... Glasgows Western Infirmary The Western Infirmary is a teaching hospital situated in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ...


iPods have also gained popularity for use in education. Apple offers more information on educational uses for iPods on their website, [84] including a collection of lesson plans. [85] There has also been academic research done in this area in nursing education [86] and more general K-16 education. [87] Duke University provided iPods to all incoming freshmen in the fall of 2004, and the iPod program continues today with modifications. [88]


See also

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