In October of 2001, Apple launches the first iPod. Unlike many other digital audio players of that time, the iPod relied on using a hard disk for storage instead of flash memory. Its small size, power, and easy to use structure make it relatable to buyers and users. The first iPod had 5 GB storage capacity which holds 1,000 or more songs and worked only on Macs, using iTunes as a music addition tool. In November of 2001 developers began to work on different software that would allow the iPod to work with PCs.
The early iPod used 5GB Toshiba hard drives that were the size of a quarter, ARM processors (the same processors used in the Newton and Acorn), an operating system from Pixo, a large high resolution display, a lithium polymer battery, and the most recognizable aesthetic feature of the device which is the scroll wheel. This first iPod has been introduced as a Mac compatible product with a 5 GB hard drive that put "1,000 songs in your pocket." This product received moderately good response from the consumers although many of them complaints for lacking the Windows compatibility and the expensive price of $400. To response the consumer, special iPod is available for 2002 Christmas’ time that consist of 20GB of storage space, compatible with Windows PC through MusicMatch. This era also has been significant to iPod, which is the coming of iTunes in 2002.
The Advantages of the New Media Technologies Portability is a big advantage of new media technologies and is being touched upon by nearly all newly released technologies. Everything that has been previously released is then re-released but in a smaller version. One good example of this is the iPod. Although there original iPod was a huge seller, selling 4.5 million in just 3 months, Apple then decided to release the ‘iPod mini’. Even though it was only possible to fit 1000 songs on the iPod mini it was still one of the most anticipated new technologies of last year.
The F10 model wasn't user expandable but the memory could be upgraded from 32mb to 64mb by mailing the device in to Eiger labs for the cost of $70.95. Both used one AA battery as the power supply. It was from the invention of the MPMan that inspired Apple to create its first iPod. It took the flaws of this and other MP3 players, improved them, and combined them to their own designs to make one of the most well know pieces of technology out there. iPod through the Years iTunes was first introduced in January of 2001 and in October of that year, Apple launched the first iPod promising a never before heard of "1, 000 songs in your pocket" (Apple Press Info, 2014).
The study says when an i... ... middle of paper ... ..., and digital cameras all had their established mainstream market. Apple felt the only profitable market had to be portable mp3 players, thus the iPod came to the world. Engineering Chief Jon Rubinstein formed a team, including hardware engineers Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey, and design engineer Jonathan Ive, to create the new line of iPods. Amazingly the team created the new line in less than a year! Unveiled on 23 October 2001, Jobs announced Apple’s Mac-compatible new product with a 5 GB hard drive that put "1,000 songs in your pocket."
This was just the beginning of decades of success across all sources of electronic products for Apple. Apple’s ability to stay ahead of the latest trends and continually innovate has helped them create one of their most recent and most used services of all time: iTunes Apple
The IPod touch is the first generation of the IPod line to include wireless access to the itunes store. The IPod touch also has the capability to detect the current and last 10 songs playing in a Starbuck's Cafe within the vicinity. The IPod touch's multi-touch interface is exactly like that of the IPhone. Like the IPhone, the IPod touch include a physical home button seperate from the touch screen. The home screen includes a list of buttons corresponding to the available applications, including Music, Vdeos, Photos, Itunes, Safari, You Tube Mail, Maps, and Widgets.
Designed and marketed by Apple Computer, iPod is a brand of digital audio/video players that stand apart from the rest due to their user friendly interface and sleek design. Customers can carry their entire music collection and more in their pockets. Although Apple Computer already had a huge following of loyal costumers, the iPod has created a new generation of Apple fanatics that simply cannot get enough of the iPod and all of the iPod attachments that have since developed. THE GROWTH STAGE Currently the iPod finds itself in the growth stage of its product life cycle. It has shown a steady growth rate as demonstrated in the sales reported by Apple Computers for the past 15 quarters.
This computer, called the Macintosh, was among the first to be cheap enough to be purchased by the general public. While a previous Apple computer, the Apple Lisa, cost $10,000, the Macintosh cost only $2,495, allowing Macintosh to be ... ... middle of paper ... ... Intel processor, which gave it up to four times the speed of the PowerBook G4. This speed allowed people to go anywhere and do anything with their laptop (“Thirty”). Then, in 2008, Apple shook up the computer industry once again. On January 16, 2008, Apple unveiled MacBook Air.
Technology has changed in the terms of portable music and with the invention of the Apple iPod in 2001, the ease and accessibility to download and listen to music has never been easier. Apple has developed a device that weighs no more than 6.2 ounces (and as few as 3.6 ounces) and can hold up to 10,000 songs. Despite the weak market overall, the market for digital media is undeniably hot and barring a consumer spending meltdown, it should stay that way. In light of current computer market conditions, Apple is wise to leverage a moderately priced consumer product like iPod to generate revenue. The iPod is an excellent opportunity to drive an additional revenue stream.