iPod vs Original Mp3 Player
The very first mp3 Player had a storage capacity of 32MB (about 10-20 songs) and sold for $69. Today, a 120GB mp3 player, stores up to 30 000 songs for $249.
No more do they offer a one – function mp3 player. Most mp3 players can now play music, show photos, play videos and movies, connect to the internet, check email, and serve as a personal game room.
Although there are a variety of mp3 player makes on the
Apple has creative geniuses behind the marketing and development of these ever-changing devices. Each ad we see on TV gives us a sense that we have to have one of these devices. We have to the live the same lifestyle that the Apple brand created.
If you take a look at the actual devices themselves, you will see that they come in an extra small, extra colourful and extra slick variety. There is an iPod for every lifestyle. For the occasional music listener with small pockets, to the frequent flyer who needs a device that can keep them occupied with music, movies and games during a three hour flight.
iPods are extremely user – friendly. The simple iTunes integration and the continual updates and new applications that ensure you are getting the most from your iPod.
Apple is leading the way in mp3 player development while all the other mp3 player manufacturers just seem to be a step behind. With prices ranging from $79 to $229, every budget is considered.
Companies have gone a step further by developing iPod accessories for each model ranging from plug-and-play stereo systems, to sports bands, to iPod sleeves. These iPod accessories are becoming must – haves, where people are not asking what brand of mp3 player they should get but rather, "what accessory can I get for my iPod?"