The apple company iPods on Parade At the time when everything is going electronic and the technological world had been inundated with electronic this and electronic that -- photographic camera, electronic video camera, handhelds, electronic celfone, netbooks -- The apple company Computers saw nothing much electronic in sound technology, except maybe for the dvd gamers. In 2000, The apple company had decided to tap this unchartered industry, with Jon Rubenstein as the Chief Engineer of the iPod project. A year after, launched the first technology of The apple company iPods. GENERATIONS OF APPLE iPODS Currently, Apply iPods come in three iPod names. Technical requirements of these The apple company Ipods differ either in memories or in exterior style, weight, and dimension. As of Feb 7, 2006, the The apple company iPods are classified into the following: - iPod (Original) (Capacity: 30 GB and 60 GB) - iPod New ipod nano (Capacity: 1GB, 2GB, and 4 GB) - iPod Mix up (Capacity: 512 MB and 1GB) Two years ago, in 2004, The apple company launched Ipod Little (4 GB and 6 GB in various bright colors). iPod Mini's promotion was stopped in Sept 2005 and was changed by iPod New ipod nano, which was 62% thinner and has a shade display. Since The apple company iPod's launch in 2001, The apple company has sold 42 million units. Which is why The apple company iPods has been constantly re-engineered to provide the growing demands for faster, streamlined, and feature-packed The apple company iPods. Apple iPods have evolved from grayscale (black and white) display, the first technology, to its shade display with movie gamer, the fifth technology of The apple company iPods. APPLE iPODS ON PARADE 1. The apple company iPods (Original) 1.1. First Generation of The apple company iPods Criticized for being costly for an initial launch, the $399 First Generation The apple company iPods were, nonetheless, instant hit. The apple company iPods, after the Oct 29, 2001 launch, taken over the electronic sound gamer industry, easily overpowering revenue of MP3 gamers (such as JukeBox and the NOMAD). The first technology of The apple company iPods was designed with a technical search rim that was separated in four control buttons that worked as Menu, Perform or Stop, Back, and Forward. The apple company iPods' search rim has become a popular style and function of The apple company iPods. 1.2 Second Generation of The apple company iPods This was the first technology of an iPod that was compatible with Microsoft Windows OS. Although it also had the popular search rim function, the technical rim of first technology was changed by a touch- sensitive rim, now know as teh "touch rim." 1.3 Third Generation of The apple company iPods The "ultrathin" The apple company iPods were shown to the community on Apr 28, 2003. The apple company CEO Bob Jobs presented these a bit lesser, and with beveled sides iPod series to the community as the third technology range of The apple company iPods. Aside from being ultrathin, this was the first set of The apple company iPods that had a built-in Hi-Speen USB connection. 1.4 4th Generation of The apple company iPods If third technology The apple company iPods were called ultrathin, I don't know what to call it all technology of The apple company iPods which are thinner than the ultrathin range. The sleek and trendy style had increased Apple's revenue, and created the name iPod symbolic of electronic sound gamer. This technology of iPod was presented with the grayscale screen; but after a few months, only, it was promoted with a shade display and thus named: iPod photos. 1.5 Fifth Generation of The apple company iPods Apple launched in Oct 12, 2005 the fifth technology and was easily known to the community as movie iPod or iPod movie, although The apple company refer to it as the Fifth Generation iPod 2. iPod Nano 2.1. iPod Mini Digital gamer manufacturers such as Creative and Digital Networks launched electronic ipods lesser than that of iPods sometime in 2003. Their Zen Micro and Rico Carbon products were starting to attract a number of followers and this had motivated The apple company to create their own range of small iPods; thus, the birth of iPod Little. The 4 to 6 GB storage space of iPod mini was created possible by using Microdrive difficult disks. 2.2. iPod Nano On Sept 7, 2005 The apple company declared that promotion of iPod minis would be stopped to be changed by a thinner and shade display iPod, which The apple company known as as "iPod New ipod nano." 3. iPod Shuffle Apple iPods were known for using Microdrive difficult disks. Although most of iPod's competitors were already using display storage space for their electronic sound gamer, The apple company didn't hopped the display train immediately. The apple company patiently waited until 2005 to launch an iPod using display storage space instead of Microdrive, and known as it "iPod Mix up." Keeping up with the taglines, "Give opportunity a chance" and "Life is a unique," iPod shuffle plays music in unique purchase although users can still play music to be able that has been set in iTunes. iPod Mix up has no display. Its dimension is no more than a pack of bubble gum, and is less than an ounce.