Conceived by the Apple Inc. as portable digital media player and multi-purpose pocket computer which can serve as external data storage device, the first iPod was released in October, 2001. iPod can use iTunes software and third parties software to transfer data, such as music, videos, photos, e-mail settings, and so on to the computers supporting these features.
The iPod line came from Apple’s digital hub, when the electronic giant decided to join the market of personal portable music players. Apple’s hardware engineering chief Jon Rubinstein assembled thus a team of engineers to design the iPod, but Apple did not develop the iPod software entirely in-house. It used instead PortalPlayer’s reference platform for their first iPod.
- iPod classic 1st Gen - The original Apple iPod broke new ground in the portable MP3 player market by combining a small hard drive, a unique “Scroll Wheel” controller for easy one handed operation, a simple, easy-to-use operating system designed for mobile devices...
- iPod classic 2nd Gen - The iPod classic Second generation replaces the scroll wheel used on the iPod 1st generation with a touch sensitive scroll wheel.
- iPod classic 3rd Gen - Compared to the earlier models, the iPod classic 3rd Gen was completely redesigned. It had a lighter, slimmer and more rounded case.
- iPod classic Color Display - There were two iPod classic Color Display models to offer: a 20 GB or 60 GB model.
- iPod classic 4th Gen - This model acquired a lot of features from the junior model iPod nano, including: the touch-sensitive scroll wheel with four auxiliary buttons under it; the energy-efficient component
- iPod classic 4th Gen 30 GB - The iPod classic Photo 30 Gb was the revised 40Gb and 60 Gb iPod models. First, Apple dropped the capital P in “Photo”.
- iPod classic Photo - The iPod classic Photo 40 Gb and 60 Gb models hit the market in October, 2004, and started the color screen portable players war.
- iPod classic 5th Gen
- iPod classic 5th Gen Enhanced
- iPod classic 6th Gen
- iPod classic U2 Edition 20 GB
- iPod classic U2 Edition 20 GB (color)
- iPod shuffle 1st Generation
- iPod shuffle 2nd Gen Colors (Late 2007) 1 Gb, 2 Gb
- iPod shuffle 2nd Gen
- iPod shuffle 2nd Gen Colors (Late 2008) 1 Gb, 2 Gb
- iPod shuffle 3rd Gen 4 Gb
- iPod shuffle 3rd Gen Colors 2 Gb 4 Gb
- iPod shuffle 4th Gen 2 Gb VoiceOver
- iPod shuffle 4th Gen 2 Gb (Mid-2015)
- iPod shuffle 4th Gen 2 Gb (Late 2012)
- iPod nano 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB
- iPod nano 2nd Gen 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
- iPod nano 2nd Gen Red, 4 GB, 8 GB
- iPod nano 4th Gen 8GB 16 GB
- iPod nano 5th Gen with Camera 8 and 16 GB
- iPod nano 6th Gen 1.54” Mulititouch/Clip 8GB 16 GB
- iPod nano 7th Generation 2,5" Multitouch 16 GB
- iPod nano 7th Generation 2.5'' Multitouch 16 GB (2015)
- iPod touch 1st Generation (8, 16, 32 GB)
- iPod touch 2nd Generation (8, 16, 32 GB)
- iPod touch 2nd Generation Jailbreak-proof
- iPod touch 3rd Generation (32, 64 GB)
- iPod touch 4th Generation 2011 (8, 32, 64 GB)
- iPod touch 4th Generation 2012 (32, 64 GB)
- iPod touch 5th Generation (16 GB)
- iPod touch 5th Generation (32, 64 GB)
- iPod touch 5th Generation (no iSight)
- iPod touch 6th Generation 2015 (16, 32, 64, 128 GB)