Last week the Apple announced that the brand iPod would be officially extinct. However, the music players of the company that are still in stock will be part of the last batch of items manufactured in the format. The company has not worked on new models and brand updates since 2019during the launch of Ipod touch em its seventh generation.
The first release having originally taken place in 2001, the line has transformed over the years, being, nowadays, compatible with the reproduction of videos, photos and other media, in addition to music. Below, you can remember the main models that have been part of the brand!
iPod 1st generation (2001)
The pioneering model managed to be innovative in itself. Featuring a mechanical scroll wheel inside the device, the internal capacity could reach up to 10 GB. Its connectivity was via FireWire.
iPod 3rd Generation (2003)
While the second generation, from 2002 updated some issues, the third generation became more memorable for featuring a completely revamped design. The model was thinner than the previous ones and had USB connectivity for synchronization. Moreover, its capacity has also been increased to 40 GB.
iPod Mini 1st generation (2004)
Thinking of expanding its horizons, Apple promoted the launch of a new line among its players. With iPod Mini, the size was reduced and some features disappeared, such as the internal capacity of only 5 GB. However, its popularity brought good revenue for the company.
iPod 4th Generation (2004)
A few months after the previous version, Apple invested in improvements in the iPod update. And somehow, the success of the iPod Mini had a significant impact on the issues addressed in its fourth generation.
Thus, the official launch took place in July 2004. But in October of the same year, a more elaborate version of the fourth generation was released, featuring an innovative display with support for photo reproduction.
iPod Shuffle 1st Generation (2005)
Completely changing the design already known to the public in the traditional and mini versions, the Shuffle line presented a new concept, which included a USB output on the device itself. About 240 songs with a maximum length of 4 minutes can be stored.
iPod Nano 1st generation (2005)
In the same year, another line is presented to consumers, showing all the power of the company in terms of technological advances. Available in black or white, the idea was that the device was more resistant and had more functions than usual.
iPod 5th generation (2005)
In the fifth generation of the traditional device, a new design has been thought up to surprise the public. Being even thinner than its previous models, one of the big new features was the ability to play videos. Along with this, song playback has also become even more interesting, with at least one image to represent each track.
iPod Touch 1st generation (2007)
The touchscreen era was also instituted in iPod models. The first generation had up to 32 GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. In this way, also due to the screen size, it was already possible to access the iTunes Store directly from the device . Moreover, the device comes with an included web browser and other new features.
iPod Shuffle 4th Generation (2010)
Daring to launch a device with a compact and striking design, with several colors available, the fourth generation of the Shuffle line returned with the traditional buttons and also with the VoiceOver function, something that consumers liked a lot, according to what internal research found in the era.
iPod Touch 7th Generation (2019)
To close the list, the last update made by Apple before stopping the brand. The seventh-generation iPod Touch brought some of the key benefits seen in the company’s devices during the 2010s, in addition to a powerful processor: the Apple A10 Fusion. The storage could reach up to 256 GB.
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