These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 29, 2006.
The iPod is the Companys hard-drive based portable digital music player and was updated in September 2006. The iPod is available in a 30GB model capable of holding up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 photos, or 75 hours of video, and an 80GB model capable of holding up to 20,000 songs, 25,000 photos, or 100 hours of video. The iPod features up to 20 hours of battery life and includes a 2.5-inch color screen that can display album artwork, photos, and video content including music videos, video and audio podcasts, short films, television shows, movies, and games. Other key features of the iPod include a calendar, contact utility, and data storage capability. The iPod features the Companys patent-pending Click Wheel, a touch-sensitive wheel with five push buttons for one-handed navigation. The iPod also includes the Companys patent-pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically synchronizes and updates the iPods digital music and other content whenever it is connected to a Macintosh or Windows computer via USB. All iPods work with the Companys iTunes digital music management software (iTunes software) available for both Macintosh and Windows-based computers.
The iPod is the Companys
These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 19, 2003.
The Company's newest iPod portable music player, compatible with both the Macintosh and Windows platforms, is smaller and lighter than previous versions and is available in three models with storage capacity of either 10GB, 20GB, or 40GB; the latter holding up to 10,000 songs. In addition to MP3, iPod now supports the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio format. The new iPod models also feature solid-state interfaces and the 20GB and 40GB models include the iPod Dock, which facilitates fast and easy connection to a computer or stereo. The iPod's functionality extends well beyond playing music. Other key capabilities include data storage, calendar and contact information utility, and a selection of games. With the addition of third-party iPod peripherals, the capabilities of certain iPods can be enhanced to include voice recording and photo downloading from certain digital cameras. Along with the iPod, the Company has developed a seamless end-to-end music solution with the Company's iTunes® digital music management software and the iTunes Music Store, a service that consumers may use to purchase music over the Internet. Further discussion on these related music offerings may be found below under the headings "Software Products and Computer Technologies" and "Internet Software, Integration, and Services."
The Company's newest iPod portable music player, compatible with both the Macintosh and Windows platforms, is smaller and lighter than previous versions and is available in
These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 19, 2002.
Introduced in October 2001, the original iPod portable digital music player utilized a 5GB hard disk drive allowing it to hold up to 1,000 CD-quality songs in a 6.5 ounce design. The iPod features an intuitive user interface on a 2-inch liquid crystal display, automatic synchronization with a music collection on a Macintosh system via Apple's iTunes® digital music software, a high-speed FireWire® connection for power and data transfer and up to 10 hours of battery life. iPods also provide access to contact and calendar information downloaded from other applications on a Macintosh system. By enhancing the overall functionality and integration of the digital music player and by expanding the usefulness of digital music and other information stored on a computer, the iPod represents an important and natural extension of Apple's digital hub strategy. In March 2002, the Company added a 10GB model to its iPod line, and in July 2002, the Company added a 20GB model and announced that all iPod models would be made available in Windows-compatible versions. The newer 10GB and 20GB iPod models come with carrying cases, wired remotes, and feature a solid-state touch wheel control.
Introduced in October 2001, the original iPod portable digital music player utilized a 5GB hard disk drive allowing it to hold up to 1,000 CD-quality songs
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