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HERE IS WHAT I HAVE
•iPod is the brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. and launched on October 23, 2001.
•Apple has lauched four verisons, shuffle, nano, classic, and touch
•Apple’s iTunes software can be used to transfer music to the iPod
•As of September 2008, more than 173,000,000 iPods had been sold worldwide, making it the best-selling digital audio player in history
•The iPods line came from Apple’s “digital hub” category, when the company began creating software for the growing market of personal digital devices. Digital cameras, video cameras and organizers had been selling on mainstream markets, but the company found existing digital music players big and clunky or small and useless
•The name iPod was brought to the table by Vinnie Chieco, a freelance copywriter, who was called by Apple to figure out how to get the word out about iPods. After Chieco saw a prototype, he thought of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the phrase “Open the pod bay door, Hal!”, which refers to the white EVA Pods of the Discovery One spaceshipApple researched the trademark and found that it was already in use. Joseph N. Grasso of New Jersey had originally listed an “iPod” trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July 2000 for Internet information The first iPod kiosks had been demonstrated to the public in New Jersey in March 1998, and commercial use began in January 2000, but had apparently been discontinued by 2001. The trademark was registered by the USPTO in November 2003, and Grasso assigned it to Apple Computer, Inc. in 2005.
•Most everyone who uses or has an ipod uses iTunes for all their music needs. You can download itunes for free off the internet. Once you have it on your desktop you open it and go into iTunes Store and you can buy all your songs there. Each song is $.99 or $1.29 depending on how new the song is. The store became the market leader soon after it was launched. You can also buy movies, tv-shows, music videos, audiobooks,iPod games, podcasts, and buy or get free Apps for a iPod touch.
•Many accessories for the iPod line were made. This market is sometimes described as the iPod ecosystem. Some accessories such as sound recorders, FM radios, wired remote controls, and audio and visual cables for TV. Other accessories offer features like the Nike+iPod pedometer and the iPod Camera Connector.
•Since October 2004, iPod lines has dominated digital music player sales in the United States, with over 90% of the market and over 70% of the market for all types of players
•Some downsides to iPods are battery issues, reliability, and durability. The advertised battery life on most models is different from the real-world. Most iPods were advertised with a 14-hour battery. A MP3.com put out and article saying that it was vitually impossible. In 2003, lawsuits were charged against Apple, complaining that the batteries lasted for shorter lengths of time than said and that the batteries slowy lost power over time and decreasing the battery life even more. The lawsuit was setteled and for people who were involved got $50 store credit, or battery change. iPods have been criticized for their short life-span and fragile hard drives, It concluded that some models were more durable than others.
•iPods have many different size compbaliltiy ranging from 512MB to 160GB, that’s 250 songs to 40,000 songs
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