We Know: All About the iPod
What is an iPod?
An iPod is a type of portable MP3 digital music player created by Apple Computer. It comes in different styles and a variety of different features. Most iPods have a scroll wheel and display window where the song title appears. iPods work much like a computer by storing MP3 files on a hard drive. When you play a music title, you are actually playing a music files that has been stored.
What is an MP3?
MP3 is short for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3, a compression format used on computers that reduces the size of sound files while maintaining the original level of CD-quality.
What features does an iPod have?
iPods are loaded with features. They can store thousands of songs and last up to 18 hours on battery power. The devices are compatible with both Mac OSX and Windows XP and allow you to create play lists and shuffle songs for ultimate control over your music listening preferences. The light weight iPod can also be used as a portable hard drive.
What are the different types of iPods currently available, and how much do they cost?
As the iPod grows in popularity, Apple Computer continues to produce newer models with different options. These are the current iPod models sold by Apple: