Over the year Apple has changed their iPod dramatically and now have several models including the iPod Touch, Nano and Classic, but do you remember how it all started? If you remember the Orignal iPod you may remember it being revolutionary or spectacular, most people remember it being extremely fat and quite annoying to carry round.
The original iPod was first released in 2001 beginning a new era for Apple, it was first released with a tiny 5GB Hard Drive, FireWire only connectivity and 10 Hours of connectivity, but was a huge step forward compared to its competitors of the time, iPod could hold a huge 1000 songs, which was a lot back then.
Soon after Apple released this model they upgraded the hard drive to 10GB which is still tiny, but meant the iPod could hold 2000 songs which was much more than anything else released at the time, after a year Apple released this could be huge business and released another model, which was the first iPod to include touch sensitive wheel and Windows compatibility also upgradeable to a 20GB hard drive.
Then in April 2003 Apple released a 3rd to their new iPod Line which had a total redesign it included 4 buttons along the top which where all touch sensitive and it’s hard drive was increased to a maximum 40GB, and finally was able to sync through Windows as iTunes was released onto WIndows, because of the new buttons the battery was also decreased to a very small 8 hours.
In the fourth generation model Apple decided to leave out the extra buttons and added click wheel which was taken from the earlier iPod Mini, this also was the first generation in the iPod Classic range to have full Windows charge and sync capabilities, and included both FireWire and USB connectivity through its dock connection.
Alongside the 4th Generation model they also released another classic along it which had a colour screen and could hold photos, which they called the iPod Photo, this was designed the same as the 4G, but was also upgradable to 60GB’s and lasted 15 hours whilst playing music.
The in 2005 Apple future changed the iPod line by giving the Classic Video capabilities, the iPod Video had a 80GB hard drive with 20 hours of audio playback, this was defiantly the model to have and was in fact the first iPod I bought which lasted me a few years till I got an iPhone.
The 5G came complete with a slimmer case, a larger screen and was produced in Black and White, FireWire had also been demoted, only available for charging the iPod, leaving USB to lead.
The sixth generation of the iPod Classic is the one we all know and love, and I am sure a lot of you have one this was a complete upgrade since the first generation and had a alumium front plate and is available with up 160GB hard drive and a massive 40 hours of audio playback.
As you can see Apple’s iPod has come along way since 2001 even steve jobs has changed a bit apart from the classic turtle neck and jeans, here’s hoping the iPod can become even more amazing in the future.