The Evolution of the Apple iPod

By August 5, 2015Blog, Technology
Apple iPod Evolution

A lot can change in about 15 years…

A lot can change in 15 years…

The Apple iPod started off as a simple digital media player with a monochrome display and non-touch screen. It is now a powerful mini pocket computer and gaming device enjoyed by young and old.

Imagine handing the 2001 Apple IPod to a child today. You would see them struggle to navigate through the menu manually and pointlessly tapping the screen to select a menu item.

As years have passed the many enhancements to the iPod have included colour touch screen, games, videos, photos plus many other supporting applications from the iTunes store. Apple has used a number of different iPod brands – first starting with the ‘Classic’ (which saw 6 generations) to ‘Mini’, ‘Nano’, ‘Shuffle’ and to the ‘Touch’ (which is basically like an iPhone without the ability to make phone calls). The size has increased, decreased and increased again – as the Apple iPod and Apple iPhone meet customer demand for a larger screen to access greater functionality.

Apple has introduced an upgraded version of the iPod on a regular basis, but 2015 is the first time in three years that we have seen a significantly new and improved version – featuring new colours, an A8 Chip, 8 Megapixel iSight Camera and Apple Music functions. And who knows what will come next? Will everything be loaded into the Apple Watch or will consumers stick to their phone for their all-in-one communication and entertainment device?

A lot can change in 15 years…

Apple iPod Evolution

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