What is iPod?


Definition – What does iPod?

iPod is a portable MP3 and media player created by Apple and available for both the Mac and PC that the first being sold on October 23, 2001. The iTunes software also developed by Apple, is used to organize the transfer songs and playlists to the iPod. Both iPod and iTunes support massive range of audio formats such as MP3, AAC, AIFF, and WAV. MP3 is the common audio compression format, while AAC is the format used by the iTunes Music Store.

Glossary Web explains iPod

Since introducing the iPod, Apple has released multiple new versions of the device. These include iPod, iPod Mini, iPod Special Edition and iPod photo, etc. Each comes with different colors and lots of new features in order to deliver more enjoyable experience. All these devices store data on an internal hard drive, except the iPod shuffle that uses flash memory. This means each device including the shuffle can also be used as a hard drive.

Aside from being the music player, the iPod can serve as a backup device, a basic organizer and an alarm clock. In order to transfer files to the iPod, you must connect it to your computer using a USB or firewire capable. iTunes can automatically transfer all your playlists and songs, or you can change the program’s preference to the manually update the iPod.

Martin Adler

Martin Adler is a Computer Engineer and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with exciting technologies. He loves to explore technical terms and try to deliver something worth reading.