Which ipod are you?(part1)

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  1. jiet

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    What is iPod?

    iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched on October 23, 2001. The line-up currently consists of the hard drive-based flagship iPod classic, the high-end touchscreen iPod touch, the mid-level video-capable iPod nano, and the entry-level screenless iPod shuffle. Former products include the compact iPod mini (replaced by the iPod nano) and the high-end spin-off iPod photo (re-integrated into the main iPod classic line). iPod classic models store media on an internal hard drive, while all other models use flash memory to enable their smaller size (the discontinued mini used a Microdrive miniature hard drive). As with many other digital music players, iPods, excluding the iPod Touch, can also serve as external data storage devices.
    Apple's iTunes software is used to transfer music to the devices. As a jukebox application, iTunes stores a music library on the user's computer and can play, burn, and rip music from a CD. It also transfers photos, videos, games, and calendars to those iPod models that support them. Apple focused its development on the iPod's unique user interface and its ease of use, rather than on technical capability. As of October 2007, the iPod had sold over 119 million units worldwide (stated in "The Beat Goes On" conference) making it the best-selling digital audio player series in history.

    Which iPod you are using?

    iPod touch

    The iPod touch is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the top-of-the-line model in Apple's iPod family. The product was unveiled to the general public on September 5, 2007 as part of an event dubbed "The Beat Goes On",featuring the introduction of Cover Flow and Multi-Touch to the iPod line. The iPod touch can be purchased with 8 or 16 GB of flash memory. It also has Wi-Fi and includes Safari, Apple's web browser. The iPod touch is the first generation of the iPod line to include wireless access to the iTunes Store. The iPod touch also has the capability to detect the current and last 10 songs playing in a Starbucks café within the vicinity.
    The iPod touch's multi-touch interface is exactly like that of the iPhone. Like the iPhone, the iPod touch includes a physical home button separate from the touch screen. The home screen includes a list of buttons corresponding to the available applications, including Music, Videos, Photos, iTunes, Safari, YouTube, Mail, Maps, and Widgets.The iPod touch comes preloaded with 28 wallpaper photos, some of which are figures from the iPod advertisements.

    iPod classic

    The iPod classic is a portable media player marketed by Apple Inc.. It is the flagship model in Apple's iPod family. To date, there have been six generations of the iPod classic, as well as a spin-off (the iPod photo) that was later re-integrated into the main classic line. All generations use a 1.8" hard drive for storage. The "classic" retronym was introduced with the introduction of the sixth-generation iPod classic on September 5, 2007, prior to this, iPod classics were referred to as iPods.
    The first generation iPod (2001)
    Apple introduced the first-generation iPod classic on October 23, 2001. The first iPod featured a 5 GB hard drive capable of storing 1,000 songs encoded using MP3 and was priced at US$399. Among the iPod's innovations were its small size, achieved using a 1.8" hard drive, whereas its competitors were using 2.5" hard drives at the time, and its easy-to-use navigation, which was controlled using a mechanical scroll wheel, a center OK button, and 4 auxiliary buttons around the wheel. The iPod had a rated battery life of 12 hours.
    On March 20, 2002, Apple introduced a 10 GB model of the iPod classic for US$499. vCard compatibility was added, as well, allowing iPods to display business card information synced from a Mac.
    The second generation iPod (2002)
    Introduced on July 17, 2002, the second generation iPod classic. Using the same body style as the first generation, the hold switch was redesigned, a cover was added to the FireWire port, and the mechanical wheel was replaced with a touch-sensitive wheel. The front place also had rounded corners and edges. The second-generation class was available in 10 GB for US$399 and 20 GB for US$499. The first-generation 5 GB classic was carried over, but its price was reduced to US$299.
    Notably, Apple began selling PC-compatible versions of the iPod starting with the second generation. These versions came with a 4-pin to 6-pin FireWire adapter and were bundled with Musicmatch Jukebox instead of iTunes.
    In December 2002, Apple unveiled its first limited edition iPods, with either Madonna’s, Tony Hawk’s, or Beck’s signature or No Doubt's band logo engraved on the back for an extra US$50.
    3rd Generation iPod (2003)
    On April 18, 2003, Apple announced a completely redesigned third-generation iPod classic. Thinner than the previous models, the third generation models replaced the FireWire port with a new Dock Connector and introduced the Touch Wheel, a completely non-mechanical interface with the four auxiliary buttons located in a row between the screen and the touch wheel. The front place had rounded edges, and the rear casing was slightly rounded, as well. A new wired remote connector was introduced. Whereas first and second generation classics had an auxiliary ring around the headphone port for the remote, the third generation classic had a 4-pin jack adjacent to the headphone port. A 10 GB model was sold for US$299, a 15 GB model for US$399, and a 30 GB model for US$499. All iPods were now compatible with Mac and PC out of the box, simply requiring Windows users to reformat the iPod before use on a PC and both iTunes and Musicmatch were bundled with all iPods. The battery life was reduced to 8 hours, partially due to the use of a lithium-ion battery as opposed to a lithium polymer battery.
    The 15 GB model was replaced by a 20 GB model and the 30 GB model was upgraded to 40 GB on September 8, 2003. Support for Musicmatch was also discontinued at this time and only iTunes was included in the box.
    Fourth generation (2004)
    Announced on July 19, 2004, the fourth-generation iPod classic replaced the touch wheel from the third generation with the Click Wheel from the iPod mini, putting the four auxiliary buttons underneath a touch-sensitive scroll wheel. The casing was also slightly slimmer. Pricing was reduced and the lineup was simplified, as the 20 GB model was sold for US$299 and the 40 GB model for US$399. Notably, Apple began reducing pack-in accessories starting with the fourth generation. While a dock, carrying case, and wired remote were previously included with higher-end iPods, the higher-level 40 GB iPod only came with a dock.
    he fifth generation iPod was introduced on October 12, 2005, shortly after the introduction of the iPod nano. The fifth generation classic, known informaly as the iPod video, featured a 2.5" 320x240 QVGA screen and a smaller Click Wheel. The fifth generation iPod is the first classic iPod to be available in an alternative color scheme in a non-special edition form, as a black option was added alongside "Signature iPod White", and marked the second full redesign of the iPod's aesthetic with its re-arranged proportions, its return to a fully flat front plate, and its more rounded rear casing. The 4-pin remote port was removed as well, causing backwards accessory compatibility issues. A 30 GB model was offered for US$299 and a 60 GB model was offered for US$399. The 5G iPod was also offered in the U2 special edition for US$349 with 30 GB.
    The fifth generation iPod (2005)
    Announced on 12 October 2005, the fifth generation iPod plays video in MP4 (up to 2.5 Mbit/s) and H.264 (up to 1.5 Mbit/s, baseline profile only) formats. Video such as TV shows, podcasts, music videos, and movies may be purchased from online stores such as the iTunes Store, or downloaded from Google Video and other sources, then imported to the iPod via iTunes software.
    The fifth generation iPod was updated on September 12, 2006. This update included a brighter screen, a search feature, gapless playback, support for iPod games, and newly designed earphones. The refreshed iPod also had a longer video playback time. Support for iPod games and gapless playback were enabled on original fifth generation classics through a firmware update. An iTunes installation CD was also no longer bundled, requiring users to download iTunes from Apple's website. During this update, the 60 GB model was replaced with an 80 GB model, and prices were cut by US$50 for both the 30 GB (US$249) and the 80 GB (US$349) models.
    Sixth generation (2007)
    During a special iPod-centric event on September 5, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the sixth generation iPod and the retronym suffix "classic". Featuring slightly thinner bodies, the sixth generation classic also sported dramatically improved battery life, claiming up to 40 hours of music playback and 7 hours of video playback. The front plate of the iPod is now made of anodized aluminum instead of polycarbonate plastic, and "Signature iPod White" has been replaced by silver. The sixth generation classic also introduced a completely overhauled user interface, incorporating more graphics and Cover Flow. The sixth generation classic is offered in an 80 GB (20,000 songs) model for US$249/GBP£159 and a 160 GB (40,000 songs) model for US$349/GBP£229. The U2 special edition has been dropped.
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    iPod nano

    The iPod nano is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the midrange model in Apple's iPod family. The first generation model was introduced on September 7, 2005, and combines features of both the iPod shuffle and iPod classic. It was intended to replace the iPod mini, which was discontinued on the same day. The replacement of the mini took Apple-related websites and the press completely by surprise since, although there were rumors about a new flash memory-based iPod, there was no prior notice of the popular mini being discontinued.
    Development work on the design of the iPod nano started only nine months before its launch date. The nano uses flash memory, like the iPod shuffle, but with a miniaturized version of the display screen and "click wheel" found on the iPod classic. The screen also shares the same resolution as the classic. The battery and other internal parts were also reduced in size compared to the mini.
    First generation (2006)
    Apple's release of the iPod nano on 7 February 2006 as a replacement for the iPod mini was viewed by many as a risky move.The mini was not only Apple's most popular MP3 player, it was still the world's best-selling player up to the end of its lifespan; and sales of the mini did not appear to be slowing down.
    Within days of the nano's release, some users reported damage to the nano, suggesting that the LCD screen had become so scratched that it was unreadable, even when the backlight was on. Many have reported fine scratches on their nano caused by microfiber cloths.
    The second generation iPod nano (2006)
    On September 12, 2006, Apple updated the nano line. The second-generation nano features scratch-resistant, anodized aluminum casing like the earlier mini's design; the multiple color choices (silver, green, pink, blue, and black) mirror that of the mini as well. However, unlike the second-generation mini, the button labels do not match the color of the nano. Instead, they are gray, like the first-generation mini, except for the black iPod which has a black click wheel. The second-generation nano features "a brighter, more vibrant display",a battery life upgrade (from 14 to 24 hours), and doubled storage sizes with the new 2, 4, and 8 GB models (compared to the previous 1, 2, and 4 GB models). The second generation iPod nanos also support gapless playback of audio files, a new search option, and a 40% brighter screen. The 2 GB model is available in silver only. The 4 GB was initially available in green, blue, silver, or pink. The 8 GB model was initially only available in black but red was later added. On October 13, 2006, Apple announced a special edition iPod nano Product Red, with a red exterior and 4 GB of storage.
    Third generation iPod nano( 2007)
    Apple updated the nano again on September 5, 2007 and made it available the weekend following. The third generation nano features a 2-inch QVGA (320×240) screen and a shorter, wider, heavier design, with new colors. New features include browsing via Cover Flow, a new user interface, video playback, and support for new iTunes Store games. Users must repurchase games bought before a month prior to the debut of the new iPod as they are not supported. The nano is available in a 4 GB version at US$149 (UK£99.99) coming only in silver, and an 8 GB version at US$199 (UK£129.99) coming in silver, turquoise, mint green, black, and Product Red. The battery lasts for approx. 24 hours on audio playback and approx. 5 hours on video playback. On January 22, 2008, Apple released a pink version of the 8GB iPod nano.
    Combining elements from the previous two generations of nano, the third-generation nano has an aluminum front plate and a chrome back plate. The nano also sports a new minimalistic hold switch, similar to the shuffle's power switch, which has been moved to the bottom of the player. The 2 inch screen has the greatest pixel density of any Apple product and has the same resolution of the 2.5 inch iPod classic's display.

    iPod shuffle

    The iPod shuffle is a digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the budget model in Apple's iPod family. It was announced at the Macworld Conference & Expo on January 11, 2005, using the tagline "life is random." Instead of storing data on a hard disk, it was the first iPod to use flash memory. The current second generation model weighs about 15 grams (0.55 ounces). It was introduced in September 2006 along with the revamped fifth generation iPod classic and second generation iPod nano.
    First generation (2005)
    Released on 11 January 2005, the first generation iPod shuffle was designed to be easily loaded with a selection of songs and to play them in random order. According to Apple, owners of existing iPods had often left the music selection to "shuffle", and the new iPod shuffle was a way of implementing that in a much more cost-effective fashion. It relies on the use of an "autofill" feature in iTunes, which can select songs at random from a user's music library (or from a specific playlist) and copy as many as will fit into iPod shuffle's memory. It can hold up to 240 songs (1 GB model, based on Apple's estimate, of four minutes per song and 128 kbit/s AAC encoding).
    It lacks the trademark display, scroll wheel, playlist management features, games, address book, calendar, and notes capability of earlier iPods, and cannot be used with iSync. In addition, it is incapable of playing Apple Lossless and AIFF audio files, unlike other iPod models due to its lower processing power. The iPod shuffle has a better bass response than 4th generation iPod, according to one review published days after its release. The first generation shuffle weighed 0.78 ounces (approximately 22 grams).
    iTunes offers some new features for iPod shuffle. One is the ability to reduce the bit rate of songs to 128 kbit/s AAC. The conversion is done automatically, with the original file left untouched on the computer and the smaller (lower bit rate) file sent to the iPod shuffle. Older versions of iTunes allowed an iPod shuffle playlist to be viewed and changed while the unit is not connected; the next time the unit is connected, it can then be updated with the changed playlist. This functionality is no longer a part of iTunes as of iTunes 7.
    Second generation (2006)
    A Second-generation iPod shuffle in size-comparison to a Dell mouse.
    On September 12, 2006, Apple announced the release of the second generation iPod shuffle, calling it "the most wearable iPod ever".First shipments of the unit were slated for an October 2006 arrival, but actually started shipping on Friday, November 3, 2006. The new generation featured a lone 1 GB model at US$79, GB£49, CA$89, AU$119 or €89 (France) in a silver brushed aluminum case similar to the second generation iPod nano and the older iPod mini. The new model is less than half the size of the first generation model at 41.2 x 27.3 x 10.5 mm (1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 in), and is reminiscent of the iPod radio remote available for iPod nanos and 5th generation iPods. Apple branded it as the "world's smallest MP3 player". This size includes the new built-in belt clip; the actual unit itself is thinner, with the entire device weighing only 15.5 g (0.55 ounces). The power and shuffle/no shuffle switches were also separated into two controls to prevent accidental choice of shuffle when that may not be the desired mode of operation. The formatting of the iPod itself is new to Apple, as the 2G (2nd Generation) shuffle will only format itself to FAT32. iTunes issues a warning that the iPod is incorrectly formatted if brought to the Macintosh format HFS+. All previous iPod models have allowed the usage of either the Mac format or the PC format.
    The second generation shuffle can play MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), WAV and AIFF, meaning that the only iTunes format not supported is Apple Lossless.All nine colors of the second-generation iPod shuffle. The bottom row are the original colors; the top row are the "refreshed" colors. Silver units have been available throughout the life of the second-generation shuffle.
  3. FrankXpk

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    Great info

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    thanks

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    help me, jiet

    hi, jiet. I'm iPod touch.

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    I was so exciting when I bought this iPod touch, I really love it for its powerful functions.

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    But I have one problem. I stored a lot of DVD movies and would them be played on my iPod, is it possible? if so, what should I do? I take the liberty to ask you this question, I'm really anxious about this problem.
    looking forward to your reply, thank you.
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    ipod touch and 2nd gen ipod shuffle user here
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    yes it is possible, with "PlatoDVD2iPod" converter, You can find them just search on google, find the free ones, if you can't then just pay for it, its worth it in the end.
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    ipod shuffle (1st gen.), ipod mini (1st gen.), ipod nano (1st gen.), ipod video (5th gen.), ipod video U2 edition (5.5th gen.), ipod touch (1st gen.)

    ...lost the shuffle, mini broke on its own, sold the nano, first ipod video was pickpocketed at the Sisteen Chapel (of all places), gave the ipod video U2 to my dad...love my touch.
  8. kich

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    Ipod Video and Touch user.

    I bought the Touch because my Video started showing pixels in random colors when the screen was black. Hardly use it now.
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    I've used something called Handbrake. It works very well and is free. http://handbrake.fr/
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    A freaking proud iPod touch owner. Also, I have a 2G nano, and will get a 3G nano sometime in the future.

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