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How Increased Competition Has Led To Advances In The iPod

Aug 17, 2007
The iPod has been around since October 2001. This is hard to believe. It doesn't seem like it's been around for that long already. Over the last five years they continue to come out with a new and improved model of the iPod. Recently they have released the iPod video, which has also been a great success.

Development

The iPod was developed because there was a lack of quality digital music players on the market. Other digital devices such as cameras, camcorders, and organizers were available and were selling quite well; nest was the digital music player. After developing and releasing the Apple iPod was the release of the models for the Mac and Window users. This increased the sales of the iPod even more. The continued advancement and improvement of the iPod was necessary to keep customers interested and sales up. The iPod did just that. It kept the leading position in the market and is recorded at selling over 42 million units since its release.

Competition

Competition is another reason each company keeps improving their design. In 2005 a new and improved iPod was released with a color screen. This color screen was a first in the iPod evolution. Shortly after this release the Samsung Company announced that they were going to release and even better version. This competition led to the fifth generation of the iPod. This fifth generation is better known as the video iPod. Ipod Nano was another top seller at this time.

Video iPod

This new video iPod is capable of playback, video playing and better organizational features. You can get the iPod video in both 30 GB and 60 GB models. It also has the ability to play at a much higher resolution than previously seen. A 16 bit screen and the capability to display all kinds of videos are a few other features. You can get your video iPod in either black or white. Some of the other new features is it has a world clock, a stop watch, screen lock application, smaller earphones, a small slip case, and fire wire cable.

The new video iPod also has smaller dimensions than previous iPods. Even though the dimensions are smaller, the screen size has increased. The video iPod is also thinner too. Hard to believe that it is capable of doing more things, but they make it smaller and thinner than before. The battery life was also increased to 16 to 20 hours. Just remember that if you are watching videos it will use the battery life up quite a bit faster.

It is amazing to see how quickly things can evolve. Look at the amazing things that have come just since the launching of the iPod five years ago. It's hard to imagine what they will come out with next, but I'm sure there will be something new for us to look forward too. There will always be that competition to be the best on the market.
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Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Ipod car accessory superstore at http://www.qualitycarstuff.com
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