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The evolution of iPods from their appearance to the iPod video

The most recent and most popular development in iPod technology is, for sure, the iPod video. Still, getting to this innovative device is simply the result of a long research study through the history of the iPod making.

The look of the iPod was owed to an increased marketing request: the absence of quality of the digital music players was visible to the interested customers, rather than the growing variety of digital gadgets, such as electronic cameras, camcorders and organizers. Due to this reality, the Apple markets established a group of certified engineers in order to establish the system and style of the soon to be very first iPod, which led to less than a year of technical and useful research study. The introducing of the new and exiting item was held on the 23rd of October 2001 and soon, the marketplace welcomed the brand-new product. The evolution from the first iPod, which was exposed almost 5 years earlier, till the iPod video exposes the intense and long-term research of the specialized engineers. The next considerable step in the development of this gadget was the release of the 2 variations iPod, for both Mac and Windows users, which highly increased the sales and the variety of potential consumers. Really, the iPod cost such a high rate, that the irreversible improvement of the product, in order to maintain the leading position on the marketplace, was a necessary demand (the selling rate tape-recorded over 42 million units considering that the release of the product).

In 2005, the brand-new and better iPod was exposed, when commemorating the fourth generation of these gadgets; the brand-new design introduced, for the very first time, the color screen. In the spring of 2006, the Samsung business revealed that they will offer the media processor for a brand-new iPod design, an improved version of the Apple’s gadget. Quickly after, the 5th generation of iPods presented the iPod video, suggesting it has video playback capacities, video playing and better organization functions. The introducing was commemorated together with the innovative brand-new models of iPods: the iPod nano, with color screen and the iPod shuffle, which were the very best sellers of 2005.

The 5th generation of the iPod will reveal numerous brand-new and leaving functions of the small device, all under the slogan Another thing … Basically, the iPod video or the video iPod was offered on the marketplace in both 30 GB and 60 GB capacity models, had capability to play both MPEG-4 and H. 264and much higher resolution, up to 480/480. Having a 16-bit color screen and being able to show all kinds of videos on a television set, the new product was a market struck given that its appearance. Relating to the style, the new iPod comes, as the previous iPod (the nano model of the fourth generation) in 2 colors, white and black, however it has a wide variety of applications and improved functions: World Clock, Stop-watch, and Screen Lock applications, a smaller sized earphone, a thin slipcase, AC adapter and FireWire cable television. Regarding the dimensions, the new iPod is 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43 inches for the 30 GB version and 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55 inches for the 60 GB variation (which, when it comes to the new design, are marketed at the same price). The screen size was modified to 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) diagonally, 0.5 inches (12.7 mm), suggesting that the video iPod screen is bigger than the previous one. A lot more, the product is thinner than the last design, iPod nano, and the battery life increased from 16 hours to 20 hours. Still, being a video gadget, enjoying motion pictures minimizes the life of the battery to around 2 to 3 hours.

With an exiting and developing history, the iPod handles to be among the most innovative products on the digital gadgets ‘market, with countless consumers all around the world and increasing offers.


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