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Looking Inside An Ipod

Looking Inside An iPod
iPod represents a​ wide array of​ moveable media players which have been designed and are sold by Apple Inc .​
It was first launched in​ October 2001.
iPod models generally cover digital audio players with a​ central click wheel to​ iPod Shuffle that uses various buttons because of​ its small size .​
iPod Nano,​ a​ fifth generation,​ was launched in​ September 2006 .​
This led to​ discontinuation of​ iPod mini,​ which it​ stored the​ data on​ an​ internal hard disk .​
iPod Shuffle and Nano employ flash type of​ memory for smaller size .​
These devices also act as​ an​ external medium for data storage.
iPod was inspired by the​ shortcomings of​ existing digital music players,​ which were not physically compact and the​ user interface were not very friendly.
Apple assembled a​ group of​ engineers and within a​ year,​ it​ unveiled the​ iPod .​
It was launched as​ a​ product which was Macintosh compatible with a​ hard drive of​ 5 GB .​
Apple used PortalPlayer`s reference for its software .​
The company Pixo helped iPod for developing user interface .​
But these were refined by Apple after development.
The naming of​ the​ device as​ `iPod` was suggested by Vinnie Chieco,​ who is​ a​ freelance copywriter .​
Coincidently,​ Apple had the​ name registered for `internet kiosks`,​ but it​ never used it​ for this purpose.
iPod can run MP3,​ M4A/AAC,​ AIFF,​ Protected AAC,​ Audible Audio book and WAV format .​
It also introduced the​ displaying of​ images ability with PNG,​ TIFF,​ GIF,​ BMP,​ and JPEG formats .​
The 5th generation models can even play MPEG 4 .​
From the​ 2nd generation model,​ the​ software also started working with Windows along with Macs .​
It doesn`t support Microsoft`s WMA audio format .​
WMA and MIDI files can be changed using iTunes,​ a​ service provided by Apple through which you can view and download latest songs and movies on​ your device player.
iPods having colored displays use texts and graphics which are anti-aliased and sliding animations .​
The operating system is​ stored in​ a​ dedicated storage medium of​ the​ device .​
Each device player has 32 MB Ram,​ though later ones have 64 MB Ram .​
Most of​ it​ is​ used to​ cache songs through the​ storage medium.
Apple also added PDA type functionality so that text files can be viewed and an​ address book can be maintained through a​ computer .​
Also,​ some built-in games like brick are also included .​
In fifth generation iPod,​ the​ brightness of​ the​ screen can be adjusted and games can be downloaded from iTunes Store.
For first and second generation models,​ as​ well as​ Nano and Shuffle,​ internal lithium polymer batteries are used and for third and fifth generation models,​ internal lithium batteries are used .​
Initially,​ iPods came with a​ FireWire connection for charging the​ device,​ but with introduction of​ multipurpose USB ports,​ they became outdated .​
Recent iPod models can be charged using USB 2.0.
Many accessories,​ even by third parties,​ have been made for iPods .​
Some additional accessories developed by Apple were sound recorders,​ FM Radio Tuners,​ Remote Control and Audio-Visual Cables for TV .​
Other accessories are external speakers,​ protective cases,​ and wireless earphones .​
Third parties manufacturing most of​ these accessories are Griffin Technology,​ Belkin,​ Bose,​ and SendStation.
BMW vehicle manufacturer was the​ first car company to​ launch an​ iPod automobile interface,​ thus allowing newer vehicles to​ control iPod through steering wheels .​
Later Apple made this technology available to​ many other car brands too .​
Even certain Airlines started provided iPod connectors in​ the​ seat.
Apple markets its own iPod earphones and claims that they are better fitting for ears and provide better sound quality .​
Since it​ was launched,​ iPod has been market leader in​ digital players because of​ their high quality,​ supreme aesthetics and ease of​ use .​
With more cash flowing into research every year,​ there is​ no reason for this fact to​ change.
This article is​ under GNU FDL license and can be distributed without any previous authorization from the​ author .​
However the​ author's name and all the​ URLs (links) mentioned in​ the​ article and biography must be kept.


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