The Ipod Generations

The Ipod Generations



The Ipod Generations
The original iPod (mp3 mp4 player) introduced on​ 23 October 2001 marked the​ first iPod generation,​ and the​ latest iPod introduced on​ 12 October 2005 marked the​ fifth iPod generation,​ which was subsequently revised with a​ revision iPod model on​ September 2006,​ often referred to​ as​ generation 5.5 .​
Note that the​ generations are referred with reference to​ the​ model name and not with reference to​ the​ date of​ release.
For a​ better understanding about iPod generations,​ check the​ following:
On October 23,​ 2001,​ the​ first generation of​ iPod was released .​
The model name was iPod and had the​ storage capacity of​ 5 to​ 10 gb .​
It used FireWire connection to​ computers and it​ had a​ mechanical scroll wheel.
On July 17,​ 2002,​ the​ second generation of​ iPod was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 10,​ 20 gb .​
It used FireWire connection to​ computers and it​ had a​ touch-sensitive wheel .​
The Hold switch was revised .​
the​ FireWire port had a​ cover.
On April 28,​ 2003,​ the​ third generation of​ iPod was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 10,​ 15,​ 20,​ 30,​ 40 gb .​
It used FireWire connection to​ computers (USB for syncing only),​ and it​ had a​ central row of​ touch sensitive buttons .​
New backlit screen was introduced .​
Dock connector port was introduced.
On January 6,​ 2004,​ the​ first generation of​ iPod mini was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 4 gb .​
It used FireWire or​ USB connection to​ computers,​ and it​ introduced the​ Click Wheel,​ which was later adopted by the​ fourth generation iPod .​
It was available in​ 5 colors.
On July 19,​ 2004,​ the​ fourth generation of​ iPod was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 20,​ 30,​ 40,​ 60 gb .​
It used FireWire or​ USB connection to​ computers,​ and buttons were integrated to​ form Click Wheel .​
The monochrome model was replaced in​ June 2005 by the​ color display with photo viewer,​ which was introduced in​ October 2004.
On January 11,​ 2005,​ the​ first generation of​ iPod shuffle was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 512 mb,​ 1gb .​
It used USB connection to​ computers,​ and it​ had no screen,​ no click wheel .​
It used flash memory instead of​ hard drive storage.
On February 22,​ 2005,​ the​ second generation of​ iPod mini was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 4,​ 6 gb .​
It used FireWire or​ USB connection to​ computers ,​ and it​ had longer battery life,​ and brighter color variants .​
Gold model discontinued .​
No AC adapter .​
The body color matched the​ click wheel lettering.
On September 7,​ 2005,​ the​ first generation of​ iPod nano was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 1,​ 2,​ 4 gb .​
It used USB connection to​ computers (FireWire for charging only),​ and it​ was the​ successor of​ iPod mini .​
Slimmer design,​ flash memory,​ color screen and lyrics support.
On October 12,​ 2005,​ the​ fifth generation of​ iPod was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 30,​ 60,​ 80 gb .​
It used USB connection to​ computers (FireWire for charging only),​ and it​ had large screen with video player and lyrics support .​
No AC adapter,​ Universal Dock,​ or​ A/V cables were included .​
It had black and white color variants .​
This model was revised in​ September 2006 (often called as​ generation 5.5) had a​ brighter display,​ a​ music search function,​ and a​ longer video battery life.
On September 12,​ 2006,​ the​ second generation of​ iPod shuffle was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 1 gb .​
It used USB (via dock only),​ and it​ had the​ aluminum case with smaller form factor .​
Built-in clip .​
Later multi-colored models were also released.
On September 12,​ 2006,​ the​ second generation of​ iPod nano was released .​
It had the​ storage capacity of​ 2,​ 4,​ 8 gb It used USB connection to​ computers (FireWire for charging only),​ and it​ had the​ anodized Aluminum case in​ 6 colors .​
Music search function,​ longer battery life,​ and brighter screen.
When more refinements are carried out with respect to​ features,​ size,​ weight and etc.,​ a​ new generation is​ announced of​ the​ respective model .​
The distinguishing landmarks were the​ replacement of​ the​ mechanical scroll wheel by touch-sensitive click wheel,​ the​ replacement of​ the​ hard disk by the​ flash memory,​ and the​ replacement of​ the​ monochrome display with color displays .​
Earlier generations are usually discontinued in​ favor of​ newer generations .​
Earlier generations had bundled software compatible with Macintosh only,​ while later iPod (mp3 mp4 player) generations have both Macintosh and Windows compatible versions.
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​ URL´s (links) mentioned in​ the​ article and biography must be kept.




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