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Apple iPods

Apple Inc. released the first iPod in 2001. This product was released and marketed as a portable multimedia device and was foundational in cementing Apple as a technology industry leader. The original iPod version has undergone several metamorphoses and been released in different variations.

What are the different kinds of iPods?

After Apple released the first generation of the iPod Classic, the 2nd generation followed a year later in 2002. This line of products did not have fully integrated colored screens until the 4th generation of the Classic was released in October 2004. In general, iPods did not undergo any drastic changes until January 2004 when the first iPod Mini was released. The available models from Apple include:

  • iPod Classic: 1st through 6th generations
  • iPod Mini: 1st and 2nd generations
  • iPod Nano: 1st through 7th generations
  • iPod Shuffle: 1st through 4th generations
  • iPod Touch: 1st through 6th generations
What computers are iPods compatible with?

These pocket devices are compatible with Mac computers. They can also function with Windows computers. However, they won't work with certain platforms. For optimal performance, an iPod needs to receive media items from iTunes. iTunes works on PCs running with Windows 2000, Windows XP, or later.

Can music be updated from more than one computer?

When you connect your iPod to a computer for the first time, that computer then becomes the device's "home" computer. When the iPod is connected and iTunes is open, it will automatically synchronize the data from your iTunes.

If you want to connect your iPod to multiple computers, that is possible as well. Once you connect it, a window will pop up on the computer explaining that the iPod is linked to a different iTunes library. It will also ask if you wish to erase the content on the device in order to sync the new library. Select "no." You then want to navigate to your iPod within the iTunes window and select "Manually Manage Music." Once you do this, you will then have to individually select, drag, and drop different media types into your iPod.

It is important to note that if you do not want to manually manage your data, you can still link the iPod to multiple computers, but it will erase the existing content every time you synchronize it with a new iTunes library.

What is the equalization feature?

The EQ (equalization feature) allows you to completely customize certain audio components. Treble, bass, or vocal frequencies are among the things that can be altered. It is nice to be able to adjust these things based partially on your preferences for how you like to hear audio files but partially to ensure the audio stays clean in any situation (such as in a large room or in a room with good acoustics).

Can an iPod only play music?

Many people use iPods primarily for music. However, they can hold pictures, movies, applications (if you have an iPod Touch), and audio books. This is why Apple markets and categorizes them as pocket multimedia units as opposed to pocket music units.

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