Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
Various Apple iPod models.

An iPod is a portable MP3 and media player developed by Apple and available for the Mac and PC that first began being sold on October 23, 2001. The iPod can hold up to 10,000 songs, is easy to use, and is very portable. All these features and its great look is why it's such a popular device. Although not required, many iPod users use Apple iTunes to purchase and download songs. The image is an example of an early version of the Apple iPod.

iPod versions

  • iPod - standard model, capable of playing video files
  • iPod Mini - a smaller version of the standard iPod
  • iPod Photo - an iPod capable of storing and displaying pictures on the LCD (liquid-crystal display).
  • iPod Nano - small iPod with a small screen.
  • iPod Shuffle - a much smaller iPod with no LCD
  • iPod Touch (iTouch) - capable of playing music, running apps, and a connecting to the App store via a Wi-Fi connection.

Does Apple still make iPods?

On July 28, 2017, Apple announced it was discontinuing all iPod devices that are not running iOS. The iPod models marked as discontinued include the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.

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