It was only 12 years ago in October 2001 that the first ever Apple iPod audio player was introduced to the world. The iPod product line then went onto dominate the entire mp3 player market and still does to this day. Of course Apple weren’t the first producers of the mp3 players but their devices were exceedingly popular, stylish and seemed to offer users an experience that differed from the rest.
The Arrival of Touch
Apple are known for consistently releasing new and redesigned versions of their products, with new iPods being launched regularly, each with increased storage capacity than the none before and then making versions which were smaller, more convenient to use and cheaper to access than others on the market. The way that Apple seems to work is that when a customer thinks it’s time to sell their iPod there’s another more desirable product to spend the money on. By 2007 the interest in Apple wasn’t decreasing but customers began to wonder where they’d go next, what could they do to keep the mp3 market interesting and exciting? How could they keep people upgrading to their next product?
The answer was simple, straightforward and ingenious – the iPod Touch. It was first released in September 2007 and statistics show that over 82 million units were sold in just five years. The iPod Touch combines all the standard features of an mp3 player with additional features including its touch screen and the fact that it runs on iOS which means owners can download apps, games and additional technology for their iPod. It’s a great choice for people looking for a portable device that does more than just play music. The inclusion of iOS is what makes the iPod Touch different from other mp3 players.
New Generations iPods:
The iPod Touch is now in its fifth generation as Apple tends to follow a relatively strict yearly release cycle. It’s great because selling an old iPod Touch will still net you a decent amount of cash so you can put this towards the latest model. The newer generations always offer something more exciting than the last and are certainly worth considering for fans of the product.
The fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch models have both featured innovative Retina Ready displays. This type of display is super-high resolution and gives better clarity than you could ever expect from a regular LCD screen. Since 2010 iPod Touch’s have also include FaceTime video calling, a HD video recorder and a dedicated Game Center to download all your gaming apps. The iPod Nano has also been updated to incorporate a touch screen.
Since the whole product range has been launched Apple has focused on clear but definite improvements. There have been changes made to the iPod Touch to make it more user friendly and users will see the fifth generation is taller than the earlier models without being wider and still manages to retain its slimness. The iPod Touch has firmly cemented its place as one of the most popular mp3 and multimedia app devices on the market.
Kelly Green is an online marketer and entrepreneur. She specializes in gadget reviews and selling iPod devices and related media products.