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Apple iDevices Gallery - iPod / iPhone / iPad

Product Gallery and Chronology (iPhone 5 - 9/2012)

    by Douglas Dixon


  The 2000s Mobile Digital Revolution:
        Cell Phones to Smartphones, Walkman to Media Players, CD to Flash to Web Services

  Historical perspective on some interesting technology and trends in digital home media.
  They include some sample products illustrating these trends.
  Information and pricing are summarized from public sources as of when they were added,
  and may be incorrect or out of date.


Apple Ecosystem



 Apple Product Evolution


- Apple additions '13 - iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c

 
- Apple products '12 - iPad gen 3, iPhone 5 (new), touch gen 5 (new), nano gen 7 (new), shuffle gen 4, Classic gen 3

Apple iPods '10: shuffle g4, nano g6, touch g4

      -  Apple iPods '09: touch g3, classic g3, nano g5, shuffle g3  

- Apple iPods '08: touch g2, classic g2, nano g4, shuffle g2

      
                - Apple iPods '07: shuffle g2, nano g3, classic g1, touch g1 -          - iPhone 1-     

- Apple iPods 06: video, nano g2, shuffle g2

 

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Apple iPhone / iPad Generations and Pricing  (9/13)

iPod

Flash

512M

1GB

2GB

4GB

6GB

8GB

16G

32G

64G

128

 

9/07

iPhone

-

-

-

$499

-

$599

-

-

-

-

3.5" 480x320, 4.8 oz

9/07

iPhone

-

-

-

-

-

$399

-

-

-

-

-

2/08

iPhone

-

-

-

-

-

$399

$499 

-

-

-

add 16 GB

6/08

iPhone 3G

-

-

-

-

-

$199

$299

-

-

-

3G, 2 MP cam, GPS, App Store

6/09

iPhone 3G

-

-

-

-

-

$99

x

-

-

-

-

6/09

iPhone 3Gs

-

-

-

-

-

-

$199

$299 - - 3 MP cam, video, 2X faster, voice

-

iPhone 3Gs

-

-

-

-

-

-

$149

$199 - - -

6/10

iPhone 3Gs

-

-

-

-

-

$99

x

x - - -

1/11

iPhone 3Gs

-

-

-

-

-

$49

x

x - - -

10/11

iPhone 3Gs

-

-

-

-

-

$0

x

x - - - (free with 2 year contract)

6/10

iPhone 4

-

-

-

-

-

-

$199

$299 - - 5 MP cam, front cam, thinner

10/11

iPhone 4

-

-

-

-

-

$99

x

x - -  

10/11

iPhone 4S

-

-

-

-

-

-

$199

$299 $399 - A5, 8 MP cam, Siri

9/12

iPhone 4

-

-

-

-

-

$0

x

x - - - (free with 2 year contract)

9/12

iPhone 4S

-

-

-

-

-

-

$99

- - - -

9/12

iPhone 4S

-

-

-

-

-

$0

-

- - - -

9/12

iPhone 5

-

-

-

-

-

-

$199

$299 $399   4" wide, A6, 8 MP cam, LTE

9/13

iPhone 5s

-

-

-

-

-

-

$199

$299 $399   64-bit A7, Touch ID

9/13

iPhone 5c

-

-

-

-

-

-

$99

$199 -   Plastic case, colors
                         

1/10

iPad WiFi

-

-

-

-

-

-

$499

$599

$699

- 9.7" display, 1.5/1.6 lbs

1/10

iPad -3G

-

-

-

-

-

-

$629

$729

$829

- -

3/11

iPad 2 WiFi

-

-

-

-

-

-

$499

$599

$699

- 2 cameras, 1.3 lbs

3/11

iPad 2 3G

-

-

-

-

-

-

$629

$729

$829

- -

3/12

iPad 2 WiFi

-

-

-

-

-

-

$399

- - - (same 10/12)

3/12

iPad 2 3G

-

-

-

-

-

-

$529

- - - -

3/12

iPad 3 WiFi

-

-

-

-

-

-

$499

$599

$699

- Retina display. 5MP cam, 4G LTE

3/12

iPad 3 3G

-

-

-

-

-

-

$629

$729

$829

- -

10/12

iPad 4 WiFi

-

-

-

-

-

-

$499

$599

$699

$799 Retina display. 5MP cam, 4G LTE

10/12

iPad 4 3G

-

-

-

-

-

-

$629

$729

$829

$929 - (128GB 1/13)
                      -  

10/12

iPad mini WiFi

-

-

-

-

-

-

$329

$429

$529

- 7.9" display. 5MP, 4G LTE

10/12

iPad mini 3G

-

-

-

-

-

-

$459

$559

$659

- -

Apple iPod Generations and Pricing  (9/12)

shuffle: $100 for 512 MB to 4 GB -- in 4 years
nano:   $200 for 2 GB to 16 GB -- in 3 years (... plus other improvements)

See Apple Support - Identifying iPod models

iPod

Flash

512M

1GB

2GB

4GB

6GB

8GB

16G

32G

64G

 

2/04

Mini 1

-

-

-

$249

 

 

 

 

 

mono, 3.6 oz. (HD)

2/05

Mini 2

-

-

-

$199

$249

 

 

 

 

1.67", 3.6 oz. (HD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/05

shuffle

$99

$149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.78 oz.

6/05

shuffle

$99

$129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/06

shuffle

$69

$99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/06

shuffle 2

-

$79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.55 oz new

9/07

shuffle 2

-

$79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 colors

2/08

shuffle 2

-

$49

$69

 

 

 

 

 

 

new 2 GB

3/09

shuffle 2

-

-

-

$79

 

 

 

 

 

4 G, VoiceOver, 0.38 oz

9/09

shuffle 3

-

-

$59

$79

 

 

 

 

 

0.38 oz, playlists, controls on cord

9/10

shuffle 4

-

-

$49

-

 

 

 

 

 

0.44 oz, control wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/05

nano

-

-

$199

$249

-

-

-

-

-

1.5" color,176x132,1.5oz

2/06

nano

-

$149

$199

$249

-

-

-

-

-

-

9/06

nano 2

-

-

$149

$199

-

$249

-

-

-

brighter, 1.41 oz

9/07

nano 3

-

-

-

$149

-

$199

-

-

-

2" 320x240, 1.74 oz.

9/08

nano 4

-

-

-

-

-

$149

 $199

-

-

2" 320x240, 1.3 oz.

9/09

nano 5

-

-

-

-

-

$149

 $179

-

-

2.2", 1.28 oz., camera,
speakers, mic, FM radio

9/10

nano 6

-

-

-

-

-

$149

 $179

-

-

1.54", 0.74 oz., Multitouch, clip
Music - no video, cam, or mic

10/11

nano 6

-

-

-

-

-

$129

 $149

-

-

Larger icons, built-in fitness

9/12

nano 7

-

-

-

-

-

-

 $149

-

-

2.5" widescreen, Bluetooth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/07

touch

-

-

-

-

-

$299

$399

-

-

3.5" 480x320, 4.2 oz

2/08

touch

-

-

-

-

-

$299

$399

$499

-

-

9/08

touch 2

-

-

-

-

-

$229

$299

$399

-

-

9/09

touch 3

-

-

-

-

-

$199

-

$299

$399

4.05 oz., Voice control

9/10

touch 4

-

-

-

-

-

$229

-

$299

$399

3.56 oz., Retina display, HD cam

10/11

touch 4

-

-

-

-

-

$199

-

$299

$399

-

9/12

touch 4

-

-

-

-

-

-

$199

-

$249

-

13

touch 4

-

-

-

-

-

$229

-

-

-

-

9/12

touch 5

-

-

-

-

-

-

$299

-

$399

4" Retina, 5 MP iSight, A5, Siri

       
   
- iPod shuffle 2/05 -            - shuffle 2 9/06 -                            - shuffle 3 3/09 - 

          - shuffle 4 10/09 (- 9/12 -)

          
    - iPod Mini -  iPod nano 1 9/05   - nano 3 9/07-     - nano 4 9/08 -     - nano 5 9/09 -              - nano 6 9/10 -          - nano 7 9/12 -

 

    
     
- iPod touch 1 9/07 -      - touch 2 9/08 -                - touch 3 9/09 -                              - touch 4 10/09 -          - touch 5 9/12 - 


Apple iPod Generations and Pricing -- Hard disk (classic) (9/09)

    Click wheel, color, photos, video, bigger screen, brighter, lighter

See Apple Support - Identifying iPod models

iPod

HD

5GB

10G

15G

20G

30G

40G

60G

80G

120G

160G

 

10/01

iPod 1

$399

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mono, 6.5 oz.; scroll wheel

3/02

iPod 1

$399

$499

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/02

iPod 2

$299

$299

-

$499

 

 

 

 

 

 

touch wheel 

4/03

iPod 3

-

$299

$399

-

$499

 

 

 

 

 

dock connector 

10/03

iPod 3

-

$299

-

$399

-

$499

 

 

 

 

 

1/04

iPod 3

-

-

$299

$399

-

$499

 

 

 

 

 

7/04

iPod 4

-

-

-

$299

-

$399

 

 

 

 

click wheel

                         

10/04

Photo

-

-

-

-

-

$499

$599

 

 

 

color

2/05

Photo 2

-

-

-

- <-?

$349

-

$449

 

 

 

2", ~6 oz, 220x176

6/05

iPod color

-

-

-

$299

-

-

$399

 

 

 

5.6 oz.

6/05

iPod 5g video

-

-

-

-

$299

-

$399

 

 

 

2.5", 320x240, 4.8/5.5 oz.

9/06

iPod 5g video

-

-

-

-

$249

-

-

$349

 

 

60% brighter

                         

9/07

iPod classic

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

$249

-

$349

2.5", 320x240, 4.9/5.7 oz.

9/08

iPod classic

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

$249

-

4.9 oz.

9/09

iPod classic

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

$249

- (still avail. 9/12)

         
         - iPod 1 10/01             - iPod 2 7/02                      - iPod 3 4/03    - iPod 4 7/04 - iPod Photo 10/04  - iPod video 6/05 -

       
    - iPod classic 9/07 - iPod classic 3 9/09...

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Apple iPod Product Line - Media Players


Apple iPod Chonology

  • 10/12 - iPod touch gen 5 - 4" wide Retina display, 5 MP iSight camera, A5 chip, Siri - 16 GB $299, 32 GB $399
  • 10/12 - iPod nano gen 7 - 2.5" wide Multi-Touch display, FM radio, Bluetooth, pedometer - 16 GB $149
  • 9/12 - Lightning connector, Apple EarPods
  • 10/11 - iPod touch - 8GB now $199, 32GB $299, 64GB $399
  • 10/11 - iPod nano [v8] - Larger icons, built-in fitness - 8 GB now $129, 16 GB now $149
  • 9/09 - iPod nano 5g camera, classic 3g 160GB, shuffle (3g) 2 GB $59, touch 3g 8 GB $199
  • 3/09 - iPod shuffle gen 3
  • 9/08 - iPod nano 4, touch 2, shuffle, classic
  • 2/08 - iPhone New 16 GB $499; 8 GB $399
  • 9/07 - Apple iPod shuffle, nano video, classic, touch

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Apple iPod classic - Hard Disk Video Player


Apple iPod Classic 160 GB - 2.5", 4.9 oz, 160 GB - gen 6 - gen 6  (9/09)

  • 2.5 inch (diagonal) color LCD, LED backlight (same)
        320 x 240 resolution, 163 pixels per inch
  • Capacity -- Take-everything-anywhere
  • 160 GB up to 40,000 songs, 25,000 photos, 200 hours of video
        Music: 4 minutes per song, 128 Kbps AAC
        Video: H.264 1.5 Mbps, 640x480, 128 Kbps audio
  • Genus playlists; Extras: Clocks, Alarms, Stopwatch
  • Sync Contacts, Calendars, To-Do Lists with iTunes
  • Record voice memos with optional Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Use as external disk, store text files in Notes folder
  • Audio: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), 
        MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
        Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+)
  • Video: H.264 to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480, 30 fps in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
        Up to 36 hours of music playback, 6 hours video on single charge
        Fast-charge 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge 4 hours
  • 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 in. (103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm), 4.9 oz (140 g)
  • 9/08 - Battery: Up to 36 hours music; 6 hours video playback
        Charge in 4 hours (fast charge 2 hours 80% capacity)
  • 9/09, same 9/10, 10/11, 9/12 - 160 GB $249, gray and charcoal
  • Discontinued 9/14

    Find the Apple iPod classic (v3) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod Classic 120 GB - 2.5", 4.9 oz, 120 GB - gen 6  (9/08)

  • Just one slimline model, 50% more capacity for same great price
  • Battery: Up to 36 hours music; 6 hours video playback
        Charge in 4 hours (fast charge 2 hours 80% capacity)
  • 120 GB - 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 in. (103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm), 4.9 oz (140 g)
  • 9/08 (3/09) - 120 GB $249 (30K songs), silver and black

    Find the Apple iPod classic (v2) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod Classic - 2.5", 4.9 oz, 80 / 160 GB - gen 6  (9/07)

  • 2.5 inch (diagonal) color LCD, LED backlight
        320 x 240 resolution, 163 pixels per inch
  • Enhanced user interface featuring Cover Flow
  • Thinner, new all-metal enclosure and an enhanced user interface
        Anodized aluminum front plate, polished stainless steel enclosure
  • 80 GB (20K songs), 160 GB (40K songs or 200 hours of video)
  • Battery: 160 GB up to 40 hours music, 7 hours video playback
        80 GB up to 30 hours music, 5 hours video
  • 80 GB - 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 in. (103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm), 4.9 oz. (140 g)
        160 GB - 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.53 in. (103.5 x 61.8 x 13.5 mm), 5.7 oz. (162 g)
  • 9/07 - 80 GB $249, 160 GB $349, silver and black
  • www.apple.com/ipodclassic

Apple iPod video - 2.5", 4.8/5.5 oz, 30 & 60 & 80 GB - gen 5  (10/05, 9/06)

  • Larger 2.5" LCD, 320 x 240
  • 60GB: 20k songs, 25k photos, 100 hrs. video (H.264)
  • 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43/0.55", 4.8/5.5 oz.
  • Built-in battery: 20 hr. music, 6 hr. video
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/05 -> 9/06 - 30 GB $249, 60 GB $349
  • 9/06 - 80 GB replaces 60 GB

    Find the Apple iPod video on Amazon.com


Apple iPod Photo - 2", 5.9/6.4 oz, 30 & 60 GB - gen 4 (10/04, 2/05)

  • 2" Color LCD, 220 x 176
  • Picture viewing
  • 30 GB $350, 40 GB, 60 GB $450, 5.9/6.4 oz.
  • 6/05 - iPod with color - 20 & 60 GB

 


Apple iPod - Click Wheel - 20 & 40 GB - gen 4 (7/04)

  • Mono
  • Click Wheel
  • 20 & 40 GB

 


Apple iPod - Dock connector - gen 3 (4/03, 9/03)

  • Complete redesign with all-touch interface
  • Touch wheel, 4 control buttons
  • Dock connector
  • Slimmer case
  • 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 GB

Apple iPod - Touch wheel - 10 & 20 GB - gen 2 (7/02)

  • Touch wheel (does not turn)
  • 7/02 - 10 GB $299, 20GB $499

 


Apple iPod - Scroll wheel - 2", 6.5 oz, 5 & 10 GB - gen 1 (10/01)

  • "1,000 songs in your pocket"
  • 2" monochrome LCD, 160 x 128, (1 - 4 gen)
  • 6.5 oz.
  • Mechanical scroll wheel (1 gen)
  • FireWire (1 - 4 gen)
  • 10 hrs audio
  • 1.8" HD (vs 2.5")
  • 10/01 - 5 GB $399 - 1000 MP3 songs
  • 3/02 - 10 GB $499

 

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Apple iPod mini - Small Wireless Player

Replaced by iPod nano (9/2005) - Flash memory, color screen, headphone jack on bottom


Apple iPod mini - gen 2 - 18 hours - 1.67", 3.6 oz, 4 & 6 GB  (2/05)

  • Add battery life and storage
  • 1.67" grayscale LCD, 138 x 110
  • Click wheel
  • 18 hours play
  • MP3, AAC/M4A, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless
  • Microdrive hard drive (CompactFlash II)
  • USB or FireWire
  • 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.5 in. (91 x 51 x 13 mm), 3.6 oz. (102 g)
  • silver, pink, blue, green [no gold]
  • 4 GB $199, 6 GB $249

Apple iPod mini - gen 1 - 1.67", 3.6 oz, 4 GB  (2/04)

  • 1.67" grayscale LCD, 138 x 110
  • Click wheel
  • 8 hours play
  • MP3, AAC/M4A, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless
  • Microdrive hard drive (CompactFlash II)
  • USB or FireWire
  • 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.5 in. (91 x 51 x 13 mm), 3.6 oz. (102 g)
  • silver, gold, pink, blue, green
  • 4 GB $249

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iPod shuffle - Stick Music Player


Apple iPod shuffle (gen 4 '10) -- No display - 0.44 oz., 2 GB  (9/10, 10/11)


  • Small and wearable
  • Add buttons from gen 2, plus VoiceOver & spoken playlists from gen 3
  • Clickable control pad on front
  • Holds hundreds of songs
  • Crafted from single piece of polished aluminum, built-in clip
  • Introduced 9/10, same 10/11, 9/12
    • 2 GB $49 - silver, blue, green, orange, pink
      • 9/12 - pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver, slate
        [ gen 3 - 2 GB $59, 4 GB $79 ]
  • Front control pad: Center button play / pause, Outer skip fwd / back, volume
  • Buttons: Top Switch: Play, shuffle, off
    • VoiceOver button: Speaks song info, also playlist names, 25 languages
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack for audio and USB charging
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery  
    • Up to 15 hours audio playback
    • 80% charged in 2 hours; fully charged 3 hours
  • Audio formats: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • 1.24 x 1.14 x 0.34 in. (29.0 x 31.6 x 8.7 mm), 0.44 oz. (12.5 g)
          [gen 2 - 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 in., 0.55 oz.]
  • True volume: 0.35 cu. in. (5668 cu. mm) including clip
  • PR 9/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/09/01ipodshuffle.html

    Find the iPod shuffle (gen 4) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod shuffle (gen 3 '09) -- No display - 0.38 oz., 4 GB  (9/09, 3/09)


  • World’s smallest music player, the first music player to talk to you
  • Half the size, smaller than AA battery, remote controls, talks
  • 9/09 - new 2 GB $59, 4 GB $79, gray, charcoal, blue, green, pink
        Introduced 3/09 - 4 GB $79, silver or black
  • No controls on player -- Use remote on the right earbud cord (custom)
        Play, pause, volume, switch playlists, speak song and artist
  • No display - VoiceOver announces artist and song title between tracks, 
        Multiple playlists - Speaks playlist names to select next to play
        14 languages, based on song info
  • 4 GB (Up to 1,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format)
  • Anodized aluminum case,  stainless steel clip, engraving available
  • 3-way switch: Shuffle, Play in order, Turn off
  • Apple Earphones with remote, 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
        Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Skip-free audio playback, Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats: AAC (16-320 Kbps), Protected AAC (iTunes Store), WAV, AIFF
        MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), Apple Lossless
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery
        Play up to 10 hours when fully charged
  • Charge via USB to computer or power adapter (sold separately)
        80% charged in 2 hrs; fully charged in 3 hrs.
  • 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.3 in. (45.2 x 17.5 x 7.8 mm) including clip,  0.38 oz. (10.7 g)
  • True volume: 0.26 cu inches (4,326 cu mm)
  • PR 9/09 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/09/09shuffle.html
  • PR 3/09 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/03/11ipod.html?sr=hotnews

    Find the iPod shuffle (gen 3) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod shuffle (gen 2 '07/'08)-- No display - 0.55 oz., 1 GB  (9/08)

         

  • 2/08 - 1 GB $49 (240 songs), new 2 GB $69 (500 songs)
       
    9/08 - silver, blue, green, pink, (PRODUCT) RED
  • 9/06, 9/07 - 1 GB $79
  • 9/07 - Five colors: silver, blue, green, purple, (PRODUCT) RED special edition
  • No display, music only
  • Half a cubic inch in volume, 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 in. (41.2 x 27.3 x 10.5 mm), including clip
        0.55 oz. (15.6 g)
  • Circular control pad - center button to play and pause
        outer buttons to move back, skip forward, and adjust volume
  • Built-in clip on back
  • Shuffle switch: mix up contents, or play playlists and albums in the order synced
  • Headphone jack: also dock connector (insert upside-down into included dock)
        or optional Apple USB power adapter
  • Battery indicator: Green, amber low, red almost zero
  • Non-replaceable battery, Up to 12 hours of music playback
        Charge 4 hours (2 hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
  • MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (2, 3, and 4), WAV, AIFF
        AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
  • Protected AAC (iTunes Music Store)
  • Stereo minijack, USB 2.0 through dock
  • 1 GB (240 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format)

   Find the Apple iPod shuffle (08) on Amazon.com
   Find the Apple iPod shuffle (07) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod shuffle (original 2005)

  • No display, non-replaceable battery
  • 0.78 ounce, 3.3 x 0.98 x 0.33, 12 hrs battery 
  • 2/05 - 512 MB $99, 1 GB $149 (120 / 240 songs)
  • 6/05 - 512 MB $99, 1 GB $129
  • 3/06 - 512 MB $69, 1 GB $99

 

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iPod nano - Flash Media Player


Apple iPod nano (gen 7 '12) -- Widescreen, Bluetooth - 2.5", 1.1 oz, 16 GB  (9/12)

  • 2.5-in. widescreen Multi-Touch display, FM radio, Bluetooth, pedometer
    • Largest display in iPod nano, thinnest iPod ever, 5 mm
    • 16 GB $149 (same) - Pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver, slate
  • 2.5-inch widescreen Multi-Touch display, 240 x 432, 202 ppi
  • Bluetooth - for headphones, speakers, cars.
  • FM radio - Live Pause - pause, continue, rewind 15 min., fast-forward
  • Fitness - Pedometer, Nike+ support -> Bluetooth
  • Buttons - Home (front), volume (side) [play, pause, change songs]
    • Sleep/wake (top), Earpods & Lightning connector (bottom)
  • No speaker, no mic, no camera
  • Battery - Up to 30 hours music playback , 3.5 hours video
    • Charge about 3 hours, 1.5 hour fast charge to 80%
  • 3.01 × 1.56 × 0.21 in. (76.5 × 39.6 × 5.4 mm), 1.1 oz (31 g)
  • PR 9/12 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/12Apple-Introduces-New-iPod-touch-iPod-nano.html

Find the iPod nano (gen 7) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod nano (gen 6+ '11) -- Music & Multi-touch - 1.54", 0.74 oz, 8 & 16 GB  (10/11)

  • Redesigned user interface, 16 new digital clock faces, improved fitness features
  • Introduced 10/11 - 8 GB $129, 16 GB $149, silver, graphite, blue, green, orange, pink, (PRODUCT) RED
       [ was $149 / $179 ]
  • Redesigned interface
    • Larger icons for easier navigation of Multi-Touch interface (beyond 2 X 2 array)
    • 16 new digital clock faces, classic analog to favorite Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  • Improved fitness experience
    • Tracks runs and walks out of the box, no extra accessories required
    • Track run time, pace, distance, calories burned, steps walked
    • Motivational real-time voice feedback during run, in seven languages, while listening to music or FM radio station
    • Upload workouts to Nike+ website to set goals, track progress, challenge friends
  • [ Features and specs same as below ]
  • PR 10/11 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/10/04Apple-,,,-iPod-nano.html

Apple iPod nano (gen 6 '10) -- Music & Multi-touch - 1.54", 0.74 oz, 8 & 16 GB  (9/10)

    

  • Introduced 9/10 - 8 GB $149, 16 GB $179, silver, graphite, blue, green, orange, pink, (PRODUCT) RED
       [ gen 5 same price ]
  • Smaller - eliminate click wheel - touch based
    • Half size and weight - 46% smaller, 42% lighter
  • Smaller display, No camera, no video playback, no mic
  • Multi-Touch interface - navigate music by tapping or swiping
    • Built-in clip - instantly wearable
  • 16 GB - about 4,000 songs
  • 1.54 in. color TFT display, 240 x 240, 220 pixels per inch
  • FM radio - Regional settings for Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Japan
    • with Live Pause - Pause broadcast and rewind (within a 15-minute buffer)
  • Pedometer, Nike + iPod Sport Kit (sold separately)
  • Accelerometer sensor
  • Polished aluminum and glass enclosure
  • Shake to Shuffle, Genius Mixes, create and edit playlists
  • Accessibility: VoiceOver gesture-based screen reader, touch to hear description of item
    • White on Black contrast, Mono Audio
  • Hold down finger for Home screen, two fingers to rotate screen
    • Customize Home screen by dragging icons from other screens
  • Top controls: Sleep/wake, Volume; Bottom: Dock connector, Earphones
  • Audio formats: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Up to 24 hours music playback
    • Fast-charge about 1.5 hrs. (up to 80%), Full charge 3 hrs.
  • 1.61 x 1.48 x 0.35 in. (40.9 x 37.5 x 8.78 mm), 0.74 oz. (21.1 g)
         [ gen 5 was 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 in., 1.28 oz. ]
  • Volume 0.614 cu inch (10,056 cu mm) including clip
  • PR 9/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/09/01ipodnano.html

    Find the Apple iPod nano (gen 6) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod nano (gen 5 '09) -- 2.2", 1.28 oz, 8 & 16 GB  (9/09)

   

  • World’s Most Popular Music Player
  • Adds built-in video camera, larger screen, polished anodized aluminum finish
  • Introduced 9/09 - 8 GB $149, 16 GB $179
        16 GB up to 4,000 songs, 14,000 photos, 16 hours of video
        Music: 4 minutes per song, 128 Kbps AAC
        Video: H.264 1.5 Mbps, 640x480, 128 Kbps audio
  • Nine vibrant colors: Gray, charcoal, purple, blue, green, orange, pink; yellow and (PRODUCT) RED (Apple store)
  • New - 2.2 inch (diagonal) TFT display, backlight
        240 x 376, 204 pixels per inch, widescreen (held sideways)
  • New - Video camera - H.264 VGA video, 640 x 480, up to 30 fps, AAC audio
        15 real-time special effects: Sepia, film grain, thermal, motion blur, twirl
        Share on YouTube, MobileMe, Facebook, via email
  • New - Microphone and speaker - Voice memos
  • New - FM radio - Displays station & song, Live Pause, rewind 15 min., iTunes Tagging, buy in iTunes
        Uses earphone cord as antenna
  • New - VoiceOver - Announce song title and artist, playlists (press center button)
  • New - Pedometer - Accelerometer - Track steps taken, calories burned; Add Nike+ shoes
  • New - Genius Playlists (similar songs), Genius Mixes (from iTunes library)
  • Cover Flow - album art view when rotated sideways, Shake to shuffle music
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Extras: Clocks, Alarms, Stopwatch
  • Sync Contacts, Calendars, To-Do Lists with iTunes
        Mac sync contacts and calendar with Address Book and iCal
        Windows sync with Windows Address Book (contacts), Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later (contacts and calendar)
  • Use as external disk, store text files in Notes folder
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery (same)
        24 hours of music playback, 4 hours video on single charge
        Fast-charge 1.5 hours (80% capacity), full charge 3 hours
  • Audio: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), 
        MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
        New: HE-AAC, Audible (Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+), AAC & MP3 down to 8 Kbps
  • (Video: H.264 & MPEG-4 in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats)
  • Accessibility: Spoken menus, alternative large font, captions (same)
  • 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 in., (90.7 x 38.7 x 6.2 mm), 1.28 oz. (36.4 g)
  • PR - 9/09 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/09/09nano.html

    Find the Apple iPod nano (gen 5) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod nano (gen 4 '08) -- 2", 1.3 oz, 8 & 16 GB  (9/08)

   

  • Enjoy music, TV shows, movies and games on the go
  • 9/08 (3/09) - 8 GB $149, 16 GB $199
        8 GB up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos, 8 hours of video
        16 GB up to 4,000 songs, 14,000 photos, 16 hours of video
        Music: 4 minutes per song, 128 Kbps AAC
        Video: H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640x480
  • Nine vibrant colors: Silver, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, pink, (PRODUCT) RED, black.
  • 2-inch (diagonal) LCD, blue-white LED backlight
        320x240, 204 pixels per inch, widescreen (held sideways)
  • Sleek new contoured design, thinnest iPod ever
        Curved aluminum and glass enclosure, oval profile
  • Works with new iTunes 8 Genius feature
        automatically create playlists while on-the-go
        automatically creates playlists from songs in your library that go great together
  • Refined user interface, high resolution portrait display
        press and hold Center button to browse by album or artist
        built-in accelerometer: shake to shuffle music
        rotate sideways for Cover Flow album art
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
        24 hours of music playback, 4 hours video on single charge
        Fast-charge 1.5 hours (80% capacity), full charge 3 hours
  • Audio: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), 
        MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Video: H.264 & MPEG-4 in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Accessibility: Spoken menus, alternative large font, captions
  • 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 in., (90.7 x 38.7 x 6.2 mm), 1.3 oz. (36.8 grams)
  • PR - www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/09/09nano.html

    Find the Apple iPod nano (gen 4) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod nano (gen 3 '07) -- 2", 1.74 oz, 4 & 8 GB  (9/07)

   

  • World's most popular music player
  • 9/07 - 4 GB, $149, silver
        8 GB, $199, silver, black, blue, green, RED special edition
        4GB (1,000 songs), 8GB (2,000 songs)
  • New design, adds video playback
  • Larger 2-inch LED display, blue-white LED backlight
        320 x 240 resolution, 204 pixel per inch
        same resolution as video iPod
        65% brighter than previous generation
  • 2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 inches (69.8 x 52.3 x 6.5 mm),  1.74 oz (49.2 grams)
  • Enhanced user interface featuring Cover Flow
        Scroll through music collection by album cover artwork using Click Wheel
  • Encased in new all-metal design made with anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel
  • Five new colors: silver, black, blue, green, (PRODUCT) RED special edition
  • Battery: up to 24 hours music, 5 hours video playback
  • Games, Calendar, Contacts, Notes
  • AAC (iTunes DRM), MP3 / VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF

    Find the Apple iPod nano (gen 3) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod nano (gen 2) -- 1.5", 1.4 oz, 2,4,8 GB (9/06)

  • 1.5" color LCD, 176 x 132 (g 1 & 2)
  • 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.26", 1.41 oz.
  • Battery 24 hr. music, 5 hr. slideshows
  • Click Wheel (g 1 - 5)
  • Aluminum casing
  • Games, Calendar, Contacts, Notes
  • AAC (iTunes DRM), MP3 / VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF
  • 9/06 - 2 GB $149, 4 GB $199, 8 GB $249
  • 8 GB: 2,000 songs, 25,000 photos

    Find the Apple iPod nano (gen 2) on Amazon.com

 


Apple iPod nano (gen 1) -- 1.5", 1.5 oz, 1,2,4 GB (9/05)

  • 1.5" color LCD, 176 x 132 (g 1 & 2)
  • 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.26" (90 x 40 x 6.9), 1.5 oz. (42 g)
  • Battery 24 hr. music, 5 hr. slideshows
  • Click Wheel (g 1 - 5)
  • 9/05 - 2 GB $199, 4 GB $249
  • 2/06 - + 1 GB $149
  • 2 GB 500 songs, 4 GB 1000 songs

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iPod touch - Flash Wireless Player


Apple iPod touch (gen 6) - 8 MP iSight - 4", 3.1 oz, 16 - 128 GB (7/15)

  • 4" widescreen Retina display, 8 MP iSight cam (was 5), A8 chip (5X faster), 128GB
  • 16 GB $199, 32 GB $249, 64GB $299, 128GB $399 - gray, gold, silver, pink, blue, red
  • 4-in. Multi-Touch IPS Retina display (was 3.5")
    • 1136 x 640, 326 ppi (same), 800:1 contrast ratio (same)
  • 8 MP iSight camera with autofocus
    • 1080p HD video recording, up to 30 fps (same)
  • FaceTime front HD camera - 1.2 MP photos, 720p HD video, up to 30 fps (same)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Battery - Up to 40 hours music playback, 8 hours video playback
  • 4.86 × 2.31 × 0.24 in. (123.4 × 58.6 × 6.1 mm), 3.10 oz (88 g) (same)
  • PR 7/15 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2015/07/15Apple-Introduces-The-Best-iPod-touch-Yet.html

Apple iPod touch (gen 5 '12) -- Widescreen - 4", 3.1 oz, 32 & 64 GB (9/12)

  • 4" widescreen Retina display, 5 MP iSight camera, A5 chip, Siri
    • Thinnest iPod touch ever - 6 mm thin, 88 g (was 7.2 mm, 101 g)
    • 16 GB $299, 32 GB $399 (same) - pink, yellow, blue, white & silver, black & slate
  • 4-in. Multi-Touch IPS Retina display (was 3.5")
    • 1136 x 640 (was 960 x 640), 326 ppi (same), 800:1 contrast ratio
    • Taller, not wider, so still complete one-handed control (was
  • 5 MP iSight camera with autofocus
    • 1080p HD video recording, up to 30 fps (was 720p)
    • Advanced optics, video image stabilization, tap to focus, LED flash, face detection
    • Panoramic photos - capture by moving camera across scene
    • Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime front HD camera - 1.2 MP photos, 720p HD video, up to 30 fps
  • iOS 6 -Add Siri - intelligent assistant
    • Built-in Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams via iCloud
  • AirPlay Mirroring - Wirelessly display screen on HDTV
    • Stream photos, videos, music, apps, play games on big screen TV
  • Anodized aluminum body - Ultra-thin and light
  • iPod touch loop - Color-matched wrist strap
  • Buttons - Home (front), volume (side), On/off/sleep/wake (top)
    • Earpods & Lightning connector + speaker (bottom)
  • Dual-core A5 chip - up to 2X processing, 7X graphics vs. 4th gen
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors - Three-axis gyro, accelerometer
  • Battery - Up to 40 hours music playback, 8 hours video playback
    • Fast charge about 2 hours (80%), full charge 4 hours
  • 4.86 × 2.31 × 0.24 in. (123.4 × 58.6 × 6.1 mm), 3.10 oz (88 g)
  • PR 9/12 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/12Apple-Introduces-New-iPod-touch-iPod-nano.html

iPod touch (gen 5) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod touch (gen 4 '10) -- WiFi - 3.5", 3.56 oz, 8, 32, 64 GB (9/10, 10/11, 9/12)

 


FaceTime

 

  • Retina display, HD cameras, gyroscope, A4 chip, thinner
  • Reduced 9/12 - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $249 - black & white
  • Reduced 10/11 - 8 GB now $199 [under $200], 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399
    • Black and white
  • Introduced 9/10 - 8 GB $229, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399, Polished aluminum
         [ gen 3 8 GB $199, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399]
  • Adds Retina display - from iPhone: 960 x 640, 326 ppi [4X higher res]
  • Adds cameras with HD recording: Video editing, FaceTime video calling
    • Front HD, and back VGA + microphone
  • Adds three-axis gyroscope: Advanced motion sensing - acceleration, full 3D attitude, rotation rate - for motion gestures and greater precision in games
  • Apple A4 mobile processor from iPhone - Performance, battery life
  • iOS 4.1, Game Center
  • Thinner, lighter: 0.28 in. (7.2 mm thin), 3.56 oz. [gen 3 was 0.33 in., 4.05 oz.]
  • 64 GB = 16,000 songs, 80,000 photos, or 80 hours of video
  • 3.5-in. widescreen Multi-Touch display [same size]
  • Retina display: 960 x 640 resolution at 326 pixels per inch
    • [gen 3 was 480 x 320, 163 ppi]
    • Individual pixels 78 micrometers across
    • LED backlighting and ambient light sensor, 24-bit color
  • Back camera: Still photos (960 x 720)
    • Video recording: HD (720p) to 30 fps with audio
  • Front camera: VGA-quality photos and video up to 30 fps
  • Tap to control exposure for video or stills
  • Photo and video geo tagging over Wi-Fi
  • Built-in video editing, or iMovie app ($4.99), upload to YouTube, Facebook
  • Controls: Sleep/wake (top), Volume up/down (side), Home (front bottom)
  • Sensors: Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor
  • 30-pin dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack, Speaker, Microphone
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Maps-location based service, Nike + iPod support built in
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Playback time: Music up to 40 hours, Video 7 hours
    • Fast charge about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge 4 hours
  • 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.28 in. (7.2 mm thin), 3.56 oz. (101 g)
    • [gen 3 was 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33 in., 4.05 oz]
  • PR 9/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/09/01ipodtouch.html
  • iPod touch - www.apple.com/ipodtouch

    Find the Apple iPod Touch (gen 4) on Amazon.com

  • Interface / Apps: Home Screen, App Store
    • iTunes over WiFi, iBooks, iMovie editing, Photos, Voice Control, Voice Memos
    • Mail, Safari Web browser, Maps, YouTube, Noke + iPod, accessibility
    • Game Center app: Gaming network with friends, leaderboards, multiplayer
  • Audio formats: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (iTunes Store), HE-AAC [New], MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
  • Frequency response 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Video formats
    • H.264 video to 720p, 30 fps, Main Profile level 3.1
    • MPEG-4 video, to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile
    • H.264 / MPEG-4 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio
    • H.264 / MPEG-4 in .m4v, .mp4, .mov file formats
    • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 x 720, 30 fps, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
    • TV support for 1024 x 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (sold separately)

Apple iPod touch (gen 3 '09) -- WiFi - 3.5", 4.05 oz, 8, 32, 64 GB (9/09)

  • Multi-touch display, speaker,  volume buttons
  • New: Genus playlists
  • 9/09 - 8 GB $199, 32 GB $299, new 64 GB $399, black
       
    iPhone 2.1 software update for new Genius feature (free for 2.0, $9.95)
        64 GB: up to 14,000 songs, 80 hours of video
        32 GB: up to 7,000 songs, 25,000 photos, 40 hours of video
        8 GB: up to 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos, 10 hours of video
  • Peer-to-peer connections, play multi-player games
  • iPhone 3.1 software: Cut, Copy and Paste; Spotlight Search across iPod touch or within Mail, Contacts, Calendar and iPod; landscape keyboard for Mail, Notes and Safari; remote lock for MobileMe and anti-phishing features
  • Audio: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), 
        MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
        Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+)
  • Video: H.264 to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480, 30 fps in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats
        Component TV out 480p and 576p
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: 
        Up to 30 hours music, 6 hours video play on single charge
        Charge 4 hours (fast charge 2 hours to 80%)
  • 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33 in. (110 x 61.8 x 8.5 mm), 4.05 oz (115 grams) (same)
  • PR 9/09 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/09/09touch.html

    Find the Apple iPod Touch (gen 3) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod touch (gen 2 & 3)

  • Enjoy music, television shows, movies, podcasts
  • 3.5 in. (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display, 480 x 320, 163 pixels per inch
  • Multi-touch user interface from iPhone - Cover Flow, Shake to Shuffle
  • Wi-Fi wireless networking - 802.11 b/g 
        Safari web browser: Zoom into any webpage with a tap of your finger
        Built-in Google Search and Yahoo! oneSearch
        Access, browse, search free YouTube videos over Wi-Fi
  • Built-in accelerometer automatically senses rotation into landscape position
        Music: Automatically switches to Cover Flow
        Browse music collection by album cover artwork with flick of finger
        Photos: Automatically displays photos in landscape aspect ratio
        Safari: displays web page horizontally
  • Built-in ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness
  • Built-in Nike + iPod support - Optional Nike + iPod sensor ($19 US) in Nike + shoe
        Connect with new iPod touch to track miles run or sync with gym equipment

Apple iPod touch (gen 2 '08) -- WiFi - 3.5", 4.05 oz, 8 - 32 GB (9/08)

  • 9/08 - 8 GB $229, 16 GB $299, 32 GB $399, black
       
    iPhone 2.1 software update for new Genius feature (free for 2.0, $9.95)
  • 32 GB: up to 7,000 songs, 25,000 photos, 40 hours of video
        16 GB: up to 3,500 songs, 20,000 photos, 20 hours of video
        8 GB: up to 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos, 10 hours of video
  • Play music, movies and games
  • Smaller and lighter
        Integrated volume control buttons
        Built-in speaker for casual listening
  • Thin contoured metal enclosure with integrated volume control buttons
        Rounded edges, flush display and curved, more compact design
  • Works with new iTunes 8 Genius, automatically create playlists on the go
  • Battery: Up to 36 hours music, 6 hours video play on single charge
        Charge 4 hours (fast charge 2 hour to 80% capacity)
  • 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33 in. (110 x 61.8 x 8.5 mm), 4.05 oz (115 grams)
  • PR 9/08 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/09/09touch.htm
  • www.apple.com/ipodtouch

    Find the Apple iPod Touch (gen 2) on Amazon.com


Apple iPod touch (gen 1 '07) -- WiFi - 3.5", 4.2 oz, 32 GB (9/07)

       

  • 2/08 - Introduced 32 GB $499; 16 GB $399, 8 GB $299
  • 9/07 - 8 GB $299, 16 GB $399 - black
  • 32 GB Capacity:
       Music:  Up to 1,750, 3,500, or 7,000 songs (128-Kbps AAC format)
       Photos: Up to 10,000, 20,000, or 25,000 iPod-viewable photos
       Video: Up to 10, 20, or 40 hours of video (H.264 1.5-Mbps, 640x480, 128 Kbps audio)
  • 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31 inches (110 x 61.8 x 8 mm), 4.2 oz (120 grams)
  • 1/08 - $19.99 upgrade: Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather, Notes
        Web Clips, customizable home screen, watch iTunes Movie Rentals
  • Battery: up to 22 hours music, 5 hours video playback
  • PR 2/08 - iPod touch 32GB - www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/02/05iphoneipodtouch.html
  • PR 9/07 - original iPod touch - www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/09/05touch.html
  • www.apple.com/ipodtouch

    Find the Apple iPod Touch (gen 1) on Amazon.com

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Apple iPhone Product Line

    See full article - Apple iPhone: Product Summary
    See the Smartphone Apps Gallery for more on trends in apps for smartphones


iPhone - Feature Summary

  • Touch-screen Mobile phone
  • Widescreen iPod with touch controls: Cover Flow interface, album cover artwork
  • Internet communications device: Email, Safari web browsing, searching, maps
  • Multi-touch display with new user interface, control with finger tips
  • Multi-megapixel camera
  • Built-in sensors: Accelerometer (rotate from portrait to landscape)
        Proximity sensor (display off when close to ear), Ambient light sensor (display brightness)
  • OS X Operating system
  • AT&T (Cingular) is exclusive iPhone carrier partner in the U.S.

iPhone Chonology

  • 9/13 - iPhone 5s - 64-bit A7 chip, M7 motion, Touch ID fingerprint - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399
    • iPhone 4s - 8 GB free w/ contract
  • 9/13 - iPhone 5c - Polycarbonate case, colors - 16 GB $99, 32 GB $199
  • 9/12 - iPhone 5 - 4" widescreen display, 8 MP iSight camera, A6 chip, LTE wireless, longer battery life, thinner
    • Lightning connector, Apple EarPods
    • 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399
    • iPhone 4S - 16 GB $99; iPhone 4 - 8 GB free w/ 2-year contract
  • 9/12 - iOS 6 - Maps app, Shared Photo Streams via iCloud, Passbook, Facebook integration
    • Siri - On new iPad, Eyes Free, Launch app, languages
    10/11 - iPhone 4S - A5, world phone, HD cam, Siri - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, new 64 GB $399
    • iPhone 4 - 8 GB - $99 (was 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299)
    • iPhone 3GS - 8 GB - free with two year AT&T contract (was $49)
  • 10/11 - iOS 5 - Notifications, iMessage, Reminders, Twitter, Newsstand; updated Camera, Safari Reader & tabs, Mail rich formatting, PC Free activate/update
  • 4/11 - White iPhone 4 available, Apple, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, 16GB $199, 32GB $299
  • 2/11 - iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless - 94M Verizon customers, 2000 stores - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299
  • 6/10 - iPhone 4 - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299 - thinner, Retina display, 5MP cam + front cam, HD video
  • 6/10 - iPhone 3G S - 8 GB $99
  • 6/09 - iPhone 3G S - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299
    • up to 2X iPhone 3G, longer battery life 3 MP autofocus camera, Video recording, Hands free voice control
  • 6/09 - iPhone 3.0 software - Cut & Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, Landscape keyboard, Voice Memo app
    • Find My iPhone with MobileMe / Remote Wipe 
  • 6/08 - iPhone 3G - 16 GB $299; 8 GB $199
  • 6/08 - iPhone 2.0 software - App Store, MobileMe Internet service pushes email, contacts, calendars
  • 2/08 - iPhone - new 16 GB $499; 8 GB $399
  • 9/07 - iPhone - 8 GB $399
  • 6/07 - iPhone -Introduced 4 GB $499, 8 GB $599

Apple iPhone 7 / 7 Plus - Dual cam, No headphone (9/16)

  • Water resistance
  • Plus dual-camera
  • Remove 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 4.7 in (120 mm); 16:9; 1334 × 750, 326 ppi (6 / 6S / 7)
  • 5.5 in (140 mm); 16:9; 1920 × 1080, 401 ppi (6 / 6S / 7 - Plus)
  • 6S & 7 - 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
  • 6S Plus & 7 Plu - 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
  • 7 - 4.9 oz (138 g)
  • 7 Plus - 6.6 oz (188 g)
  • 7 - 32 GB $649, ..., 256 GB $849 (off-contract)
  • 7 Plus - 32 GB $769, 128 GB $869, 256 GB $949 (off-contract)

Apple iPhone SE - 4.0", 4.0 oz - 12 MP (3/16)

  • Special Edition - Replace iPhone 5S
  • 4.0 in (100 mm); 16:9; 1136 × 640, 326 ppi (also 5 / 5C / 5S)
  • 12 MP rear, 1.2 MP front
  • 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (also 5, 5S)
  • 4.0 oz (113 g)
  • 16 GB $399, 64 GB $499 (off-contract)

Apple iPhone 6s / 6s Plus - 3D Touch - 4.7", 5.0 oz / 5.5", 6.8 oz (9/15)

  • 3D Touch - Pressure-sensitive touch input
  • 4.7 in (120 mm); 16:9; 1334 × 750, 326 ppi (6 / 6S / 7)
  • 5.5 in (140 mm); 16:9; 1920 × 1080, 401 ppi (6 / 6S / 7 - Plus)
  • 6S & 7 - 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
  • 6S Plus & 7 Plus - 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
  • 6S - 5.0 oz (143 g)
  • 6S Plus - 6.8 oz (192 g)
  • 6S - 16 GB $199, 64GB $299, 128GB $399,
  • 6S Plus - 16 GB $299, 64GB $399, 128GB $499

Apple iPhone 6 / 6 Plus - Larger - 4.7", 4.6 oz / 5.5", 6.1 oz (9/14)

  • 4.7 in (120 mm); 16:9; 1334 × 750, 326 ppi (6 / 6S / 7)
  • 5.5 in (140 mm); 16:9; 1920 × 1080, 401 ppi (6 / 6S / 7 - Plus)
  • 6 - 5.44 x 2.6 x 0.27 in (138.1 x 67x 6.9 mm), 4.6 oz (129 g)
  • 6 Plus - 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 in (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm), 6.1 oz (172 g)
  • 6 - 16 GB $199, 64GB $299, 128GB $399,
  • 6 Plus - 16 GB $299, 64GB $399, 128GB $499

Apple iPhone 5c - Lower cost, Polycarbonate case, Colors (9/13)

  • A6 chip, same 4-inch Retina display, 8 megapixel iSight camera
  • New FaceTime HD camera
    for better FaceTime calls and self-portraits
  • Single, hard-coated polycarbonate body, steel reinforced frame
    • Frame doubles as multiband antenna
    • Continuous and seamless enclosure,
      hard coat finish for durable and glossy surface
  • Soft, matte, microfiber-lined cases
    • Contrast to glossy, hard coat finish
    • Sleek silicone cases with circular patterns,
      splashes of color show through
  • Supports up to 13 LTE wireless bands, download to 100 Mbps
  • Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5 GHz), up to 150 Mbps; Bluetooth 4.0
  • 10 hours talk on 3G, 10 hours web browsing on Wi-Fi and LTE,
    8 hours 3G, 10 hours video, 40 hours audio
  • 4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 in. (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm), 4.65 oz (132 g)
  • 9/13 - 16 GB $99, 32 GB $199, blue, green, pink, yellow, white
  • Cases $29, blue, green, pink, yellow, white
  • PR 9/13 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/09/10...

Apple iPhone 5s -- A6, Fingerprint (9/13)

  • 64-bit A7 chip, M7 motion coprocessor
  • Touch ID fingerprint unlock
  • 8 megapixel iSight camera w/ f/2.2 aperture
    • True Tone flash, Burst Mode,
      120 fps Slo-Mo , Auto image stabilize
  • New FaceTime HD camera
  • Up to 13 LTE bands, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Metallic finishes - gold, silver, space gray
  • 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in. (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm),
    3.95 oz (112 g)
  • 9/13 - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399
  • PR - 9/13 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/09/10...
  • A7 chip - 64-bit architecture
    • Rich and complex visual effects, Support OpenGL ES version 3.0
  • M7 motion coprocessor - continuously measures motion data
    • Measures accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
    • Saves battery life for all-day apps like pedometer
  • Touch ID - Unlock iPhone with touch on home button
    • Recognize fingerprint from any angle
    • Analyzes high-resolution image of fingerprint on touch
    • Uses laser cut sapphire crystal and capacitive touch sensor
    • Data encrypted, stored securely in Secure Enclave in A7 chip - not in cloud
    • Approve purchases from iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store
  • New 8 megapixel iSight camera
    • Larger sensor with 1.5μ pixels for better sensitivity and low-light performance
    • Larger f/2.2 aperture
    • Image signal processor in A7 chip, new Camera app in iOS 7
    • Up to 2X faster auto-focus, faster photo capture
    • Automatic image and video stabilization, better dynamic range
    • True Tone flash - first for any camera - more natural photos
    • Variably adjusts color and intensity for over 1,000 combinations
    • New Burst Mode, Slo-Mo video with 120 fps
  • New FaceTime HD camera for better low-light performance, audio-only calls
  • Thin and light design
    • Anodized aluminum body, diamond cut chamfered edges
    • 4-inch Retina display, glass inlays
  • Supports up to 13 LTE wireless bands, download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, up to 150 Mbps; Bluetooth 4.0
  • 10 hours talk on 3G, 10 hours web browsing on Wi-Fi and LTE, 8 hours 3G, 10 hours video, 40 hours audio
  • Premium leather cases in beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and (RED)
    • Soft, color-matched microfiber lining

Apple iPhone 5 -- 4" widescreen, Lightning connector (9/12)

  • 4-in. widescreen Retina display, 8 MP iSight camera
    • A6 chip performance, fast LTE wireless, longer battery life
  • Thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, thinnest smartphone in the world
  • 7.6 mm anodized aluminum body - 18% thinner, 20% lighter than iPhone 4S
  • 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm), 3.95 oz (112 g)
  • 9/12 - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399
    • white & silver or black & slate
  • PR 9/12 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/12Apple-Introduces-iPhone-5.html

 

  • 4-inch widescreen Retina display (was 3.5")
    • 1136 x 640, 326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio, 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
    • Screen taller, not wider, still easy to use with one hand
      • Widescreen HD video, a full five days of Calendar, more of web page.
  • 8 MP iSight camera - completely redesigned (same 8 MP)
    • 25% smaller than iPhone 4S
    • Sapphire crystal lens cover - thinner and more durable than standard glass
    • Improved stabilization, video face detection up to 10 faces, take still photos while recording
    • Panorama feature - panorama images up to 28 megapixels
    • Move camera across scene in one smooth motion
  • FaceTime HD front facing camera - 1.2 MP photos, HD video (720p) to 30 fps (was VGA)
    • Autofocus, LED flash, Improved video stabilization, Photo and video geotagging
    • Share photos using iCloud Shared Photo Streams
  • New A6 chip - up to 2X CPU & graphics performance (was A5)
  • Enhanced audio
    • Beam-forming, directional mic system for higher quality, background noise canceling
    • Support cellular wideband audio - Supported by over 20 carriers worldwide
  • Location: Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital compass, Wi-Fi, Cellular
  • Sensors: Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
  • Talk up to 8 hours on 3G, Standby 225 hours
    • Internet: Up to 8 hours 3G, 8 hours LTE, 10 hours Wi-Fi
    • Playback: Video up to 10 hours, audio 40 hours
  • Back anodized 6000 series aluminum - same in Apple notebooks
    • Diamond cut chamfered beveled edges surrounding display, glass inlays
    • Inlays along top and bottom of ceramic (white and silver) or pigmented glass (black and slate)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, up to 150 Mbps
  • Fast cellular wireless - New LTE and DC-HSDPA
Cellular Service
  • AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless
  • AT&T - iPhone 5 - GSM voice, GSM or LTE data
    • iPhone 4S / 4 - GSM voice and data
    • All roam internationally on 200 GSM carriers around world
  • Sprint or Verizon Wireless - iPhone 5 - CDMA voice, CDMA or LTE data services
    • iPhone 4S / 4 - CDMA voice and data
    • iPhone 5 or 4S has ability to roam internationally on GSM using provided SIM
  • AT&T - Mobile Share - $85 - unlimited calls & msgs, 1 GB data + $15/addl. GB
    • to $230 - unlimited calls & msgs, 20 GB data + $15/addl. GB
  • Sprint - Individual - $79.99 - 450 min. (0.45/min extra), unlimited msgs, unlimited data
    • to $109.99 - unlimited calls & msgs, unlimited data
    •  [unlimited min - 800 min. domestic roaming]
    •  [unlimited data - 300 GB domestic roaming]
  • Verizon - Share Everything - Data allotment, Unlimited voice minutes & messaging
    • Up to 10 Devices, Mobile hotspot up to 10 Wi-Fi Devices
    • $80 - unlimited calls & msgs, 300 MB data + $15/addl. 300 MB
    • $90 - unlimited calls & msgs, 1 GB data + $15/addl. GB
    • $100 - 2 GB ... + $10 each addl 2 GB ... $190 / 20 GB
    • Additional line access - basic phone $30, $40 smarphone, notebook $20,iPad $1

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4s


Apple iPhone 4s -- "Entirely new" inside - Siri (10/11)

  • "Entirely new" on inside - Same thin glass and stainless steel design
  • World phone - Both GSM & CDMA - AT&T, Verizon, and now Sprint
  • Same Retina display - 3.5 in. widescreen Multi-Touch, 960x640
  • New 8MP camera with advanced optics - Face detection
  • Video HD 1080p record, stabilization
  • Apple dual-core A5 chip for fast performance and graphics
  • Siri - Intelligent assistant - Voice recognition for commands; Dictation
  • iOS 5 - over 200 new features
  • iCloud - free cloud services to store and access content
  • 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 in. (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm), 4.9 oz. (140 g) (was 4.8 oz.)
  • Update 9/13 - 8 GB free w/ contract
  • Update 9/12 (iPhone 5) - 16 GB $99
  • 10/11 - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, new 64 GB $399, Black or white
  • PR 10/11 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/10/04Apple-Launches...
  • Apple iPhone - www.apple.com/iphone

iPhone 4S Specs

  • Siri - Intelligent assistant - Hold Home button - Voice recognition for commands
    • Play song, Call name, Tell name a message, Set up meeting in calendar, Remind me to reminder
    • How do I get somewhere (map), Email name about topic
    • Weather, stocks, time, curency conversion, search web, set timers, look up contacts, create notes
    • Dictation (beta) - Works with built-in apps
      • Natural language, Conversational, Contextual, Personal (3G & Wi-Fi - need data connection)

  • Display - 3.5 in. (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch (same)
    • Retina display - 960x640, 326 ppi
    • 800:1 contrast ratio, 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
  • Apple dual-core A5 processor (from iPad, was A4)
      • CPU up to 2x faster; dual-core graphics, up to 7X faster
  • Photos - 8 MP
    • Back camera - 8 MP (was 5 MP) - Autofocus, Tap to focus, LED flash
      • New Face detection in still images
      • Backside illuminated CMOS, 73% more light. 33% faster capture
      • Hybrid IR filter - better color accuracy, more color uniformity, sharper
      • New 5 element lens (was 4), 30% more sharpness, larger f/2.4 aperture
    • Front camera - VGA-quality photos and video, up to 30 fps (same)
    • Apple designed Image Signal Processor (ISP)
      • Face detection, 26% better auto white balance.
      • 4S - 1.1 seconds to first photo, 0.5 secs shot to shot
        • HTC Sensation 2.1 / 1.3, Galaxy S II 2.0 / 1.8, Droid Bionic 3.7 / 1.6
    • Tap to focus while recording
    • Photo and video geotagging
  • Video Recording - HD
    • Now HD 1080p video(was 720p), up to 30 fps with audio
    • New Video image stabilization, Temporal noise reduction
    • Increased sensitivity, sharpness, better capture in low light
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Charge via USB to computer system or power adapter
    • Talk time up to 8 hours on 3G (was 7), 14 hours 2G (GSM)
    • Internet browsing 6 hours 3G, 9 hours Wi-Fi (was 10)
    • Video play 10 hours, audio 40 hours
    • Standby to 200 hours (was 300)
  • Cellular and wireless - World phone
    • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
    • Improves stainless steel external, dual-antenna design of iPhone 4
    • Intelligently switch between the two antennas between transmit and receive
    • Max data speeds (HSDPA) - Download 2X, 14.4 Mbps (iPhone 4 was 7.2)
      • Upload 5.8 Mbps (same as iPhone 4)
  • Wireless
    • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (802.11n 2.4 GHz only)
    • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless (was 2.1 + EDR)

iPhone 4 / 4SSpecs

  • Location: Assisted GPS, Digital compass, Wi-Fi, Cellular
  • Sensors: Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
    • Three-axis gyroscope for motion gestures: acceleration, angular velocity, rotation rate
    • 6-axis motion sensing combined with accelerometer
      • up and down, side to side, forward and backward, pitch and roll
  • Buttons and contols: Top: Power, Sleep/wake; Side: Volume, Ring/silent; Bottom front: Home
  • Connectors: Top: 3.5 mm stereo headphone minijack, 2nd mic for noise reduction
    • Bottom: Microphone, speaker, 30-pin dock connector
  • Design: Front and back aluminosilicate glass panels
    • Used in helicopter windshields and high-speed trains
    • Durable and more scratch resistant, 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic
  • Stainless steel band around sides, structural rigidity, both antennas

iPhone 4 / 4S Formats

  • Mail attachment support - Viewable document types
    • jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
  • Audio formats
    • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • User-configurable maximum volume limit
    • Formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Video formats
    • H.264 video to 720p, 30 fps, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
      • 4S - H.264 to High Profile level 4.1
    • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio to 160 Kbps per channel, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
    • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) to 35 Mbps, 1280 x 720, 30 fps, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
    • 4 - Support for 1024 x 768 with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable
      • 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (sold separately)
    • 4S - AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
      • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p (was 720p) with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (sold separately)
      • Video out support at 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (sold separately)

Apple iPhone 4 - Metal chassis, HD, front cam (6/10)

  • 20% thinner (0.48 to 0.37 in.), 40% longer talk time
  • "Retina" display, 3.5 in., 960 x 640 backlit LCD, 326 pixels per inch
       4X more pixels (was 480 x 320)
  • 5 MP back camera (was 3 MP)
       with LED flash / light and illumination sensor
  • Records HD video
  • Front camera for video calls and self-portraits. VGA res
  • Second microphone to reduce background noise
  • iOS 4 Software: Multitasking, FaceTime video calls,
      Unified email inbox, email attachments including PDF
      Home screen folders (2000 apps), background wallpapers
      FaceTime video calls - between iPhone 4s, Wi-Fi only
  • iMovie app ($4.99) - Combine and edit clips, in HD
  • 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 in. (58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm), 4.8 oz. (137 g)
  • Available 6/10 - 16 GB flash $199, 32 GB $299; AT&T only in U.S.
    • Available 2/11 on Verizon Wireless - same prices
  • Updated 9/12 (iPhone 5) - 8 GB - free with 2-year contract
  • Updated 10/11 - 8 GB - $99
  • 10/11 - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, new 64 GB $399, Black or white
  • PR 6/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/06/07iphone.html
  • Apple iPhone - www.apple.com/iphone

iPhone 4 Specs

  • 3.5 inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
    • Retina display: 960 x 640, 326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 78 micrometers pixels
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
    • Display multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Camera, photos, and video
    • Back camera: 5 MP autofocus, photos, HD video (720p )up to 30 fps with audio
    • LED flash
    • Front camera: VGA-quality photos and video up to 30 fps
    • Tap to focus video or stills, Photo and video geotagging
    • 5x digital zoom
  • Apple A4 processor
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Charge via USB to computer system or power adapter
    • Talk time: Up to 7 hours 3G, 14 hours 2G, Standby to 300 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 6 hours 3G, 10 hours Wi-Fi
    • Video playback up to 10 hours, Audio to 40 hours
  • Cellular and wireless
    • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology
    • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Apple iPhone 3G S -- EDGE / WiFi (6/09)

  • Improved speed and performance (up to 2X 3G), longer battery life
        OpenGL ES 2.0 for high-quality 3D graphics;
        Supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA for faster networking
  • 3 MP autofocus camera, adjusts focus, exposure, color, contrast
        automatic macro focus, "tap to focus" touch area of interest on display
  • Video recording, trim start and stop points
  • Send photos and video by email or MMS,
         post to MobileMe or YouTube with one tap
  • Hands free voice control for iPhone dial and iPod player functions,
         built-in or headset microphone 
  • New digital Compass app, orientation and GPS, Orients Map direction
  • Accessibility: VoiceOver screen reader, universal Zoom entire screen, White on Black higher contrast, Mono Audio
  • 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48 in. (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm) (same), 4.8 oz. (135 grams)
  • 6/09 - introduced - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, black and white 
       
    (AT&T upgrade existing plan 16 GB $399, 32 GB $499)
  • 6/10 - 8 GB $99, black
  • 1/11 - 8 GB $49
  • 10/11 - 8 GB $0 - Free with 2-year AT&T contract

Apple iPhone 3G - 3G, GPS - Apps  (6/08)

  • 3.5 inch multi-touch display, 480 x 320 resolution (same), 163 dpi
  • 2 MP camera, no video recording (same)
  • 3G networking - 2X faster, built-in GPS, iPhone 2.0 software - App Store
  • 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm), 4.7 oz. (133 g)
  • 6/08 - 16 GB $299; 8 GB $199
  • 6/09 - reduced to 8 GB $99 (no 16 GB), black only

Apple iPhone - Original - EDGE - 6/07

  • 3.5 inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display,  480 x 320 resolution, 160 dpi
  • 2 megapixel camera, no video recording
  • 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inch (115 x 61 x 11.6 mm), 4.8 ounces (135 grams)
  • AT&T (Cingular) - EDGE cellular network
  • Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G, 10 hours 2G, Standby 300 hours
        Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, 6 hours on Wi-Fi
        Video playback: Up to 7 hours, Audio 24 hours
  • 6/07 --Introduced 4 GB $499, 8 GB $599
  • 9/07 - 8 GB $399
  • 2/08 - new 16 GB $499; 8 GB $399

AT&T Cellular Service

  • AT&T (Cingular) is exclusive iPhone carrier partner in the U.S.
  • Most popular carrier in the US with over 58 million subscribers
  • Edge network offers average data speeds between 75 - 135 kbps
  • Voice and unlimited data plans (e-mail and Web browsing) start at $69.99 per month
  • AT&T FamilyTalk starts at $129.99 a month for two lines, Up to 3 additional $39.99 each.

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Apple iPad Product Line


iPad - Chronology

  • 1/13 - 128 GB iPad 4 with Retina display - Wi-Fi $799, Cell $929
  • 10/12 - iPad mini announced - 7.9" - 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28, 0.68 lbs, 5 MP iSight camera, A5 chip, Lightning - same pricing from 16 GB Wi-Fi $329
  • 10/12 - iPad gen 4 announced - 5 MP iSight camera, A6X chip, Lightning - same pricing from 16 GB Wi-Fi $499
  • 3/12 - iPad gen 3 announced - Retina display. 5MP cam, 4G LTE - same pricing
  • 3/11 - iPad 2 announced - 33% thinner, faster, dual cameras, gyroscop
  • 11/10 - iOS 4.2 Software Update for iPad
    • Over 100 new features for iPad
    • Multitasking, folders, unified mail inbox, Game Center, AirPrint, AirPlay
  • 10/10 - Wi-Fi only models available at Verizon Wireless stores (Same pricing as Apple)
  • 10/10 - Wi-Fi + 3G models available at AT&T stores (Same pricing as Apple)
  • 1/10 - iPad announced - Ship WiFi 60 days worldwide, 3G another 30 days, International summer

iPad - Feature Summary

  • Tablet-sized iPod touch ~ 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 inch, 1 1/2 pounds
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models
  • Slide to unlock, like iPhone. "Much more intimate than a laptop"
  • Runs all iPhone apps, in center of screen or pixel-doubled
  • Almost full size virtual keyboard (hold in lap to type), work portrait or landscape
  • Sync over USB like iPhone and iPod
    • Photos, music, movies, TV shows, Contacts, calendars, bookmarks, applications, and backups

Apple iPad Mini


Apple iPad Mini 4 - 7.9"  - 8 MP, 2 GB, thinner - replace Mini 3  (9/2015)

  • iOS 9.0 - Slide Over, Split View, Picture in Picture multitasking
  • slightly taller and wider body, much thinner, lighter
  • + Apple A8, Apple M8  (gen 4)
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Apple Typhoon, Quad-core PowerVR GX645  (gen 4)
  • 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM (gen 4)
  • 7.9 inches (200 mm) multi-touch display, LED backlight, fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating (gen 1 - 4)
  • 2048×1536 pixels at 326 ppi (Retina Display)  (gen 2- 4)
  • Front 1.2 MP still, 720p video  (gen 1 - 4)
  • + Back 1080p HD still and video camera, 8 MP, 30fps and 3× digital zoom (gen 4)
  • Touch ID (gen 3 - 4)
  • + Barometer (gen 4)
  • + Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2 (gen 4)
  • + iBeacon microlocation (gen 3 - 4)
  • 8 in × 5.3 in × 0.24 in (203.2 mm × 134.6 mm × 6.1 mm)  (gen 4)
  • Wi-Fi: 0.65 lb (290 g), Wi-Fi + Cellular: 0.67 lb (300 g)  (gen 4)
  • Lightning connector (gen 1 - 4)
  • Wi-Fi: 16 GB $399, 64 GB $499, 128 GB $599 (same 3 & 4)
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular: 16 GB $529, 64 GB $629, 128 GB $729 (same 3 & 4)

Apple iPad Mini 3 - 7.9"  -  Touch ID, iBeacon (10/2014)

  • iOS 8.1
  • Apple A7, Apple M7  (gen 2 - 3)
  • 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone, Quad-core PowerVR G6430 graphics  (gen 2 - 3)
  • 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM (gen 2 - 3)
  • 7.9 inches (200 mm) multi-touch display, LED backlight, fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating (gen 1 - 4)
  • 2048×1536 pixels at 326 ppi (Retina Display)  (gen 2- 4)
  • Front 1.2 MP still, 720p video  (gen 1 - 4)
  • Back 1080p HD still and video camera, 5 MP, 30fps and 5× digital zoom (gen 1 - 3)
  • Touch ID (gen 3 - 4)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 (gen 1 - 3)
  • 7.87 in × 5.3 in × 0.29 in (199.9 mm × 134.6 mm × 7.4 mm)  (gen 2 - 3)
  • Wi-Fi: 0.73 lb (330 g), Wi-Fi + Cellular: 0.75 lb (340 g)  (gen 2 - 3)
  • + iBeacon microlocation (gen 3 - 4)
  • Lightning connector (gen 1 - 4)
  • + gold w/ silver, grey
  • Wi-Fi: 16 GB $399, 64 GB $499, 128 GB $599 [no 32 GB]
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular: 16 GB $529, 64 GB $629, 128 GB $729  

Apple iPad Mini 2 - 7.9" - Retina Display, 128 GB (11/2013)

  • iOS 7.0
  • + Apple A7, Apple M7  (gen 2 - 3)
  • + 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone, Quad-core PowerVR G6430 graphics  (gen 2 - 3)
  • 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM (gen 2 - 3)
  • + 7.9 inches (200 mm) multi-touch display, LED backlight, fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating (gen 1 - 4)
  • + 2048×1536 pixels at 326 ppi (Retina Display)  (gen 2- 4)
  • Front 1.2 MP still, 720p video  (gen 1 - 4)
  • Back 1080p HD still and video camera, 5 MP, 30fps and 5× digital zoom (gen 1 - 3)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 (gen 1 - 3)
  • + 7.87 in × 5.3 in × 0.29 in (199.9 mm × 134.6 mm × 7.4 mm)  (gen 2 - 3)
  • + Wi-Fi: 0.73 lb (330 g), Wi-Fi + Cellular: 0.75 lb (340 g)  (gen 2 - 3)
  • Lightning connector (gen 1 - 4)
  • Wi-Fi: 16 GB $399, 32 GB $499, 64 GB $599, 128 GB $699
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular: 16 GB $529, 32 GB $629, 64 GB $729, 128 GB $829

Apple iPad mini - 7.9" (10/12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 7.9" display, 5 MP iSight camera, 4G LTE, Lightning
    • 23% thinner and 53% lighter than iPad gen 3
    • 35% more screen real estate than 7" tablets
    • up to 67% more usable web browsing viewing area
    • Same res as iPad & iPad 2 for apps
  • 7.87" display - LED-backlit glossy widescreen
    • 1024x768, 163 ppi
    • Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • A5 chip - Dual-core
  • 5 MP iSight camera - 5MP photo, Autofocus (same as iPad)
    • Face detection, Backside illumination
    • Five-elements lens, Hybrid IR filter
    • ƒ/2.4 aperture (back)
  • FaceTime HD camera - 1.2MP photo, 720p HD video (same)
    • FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular
    • Face detection, Backside illumination (front)
  • 1080p HD video recording - Video stabilization (same)
    • Tap to focus while recording
  • iPad Wi-Fi + 4G - 4G LTE - HSPA+, DC-HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11n dual-band to 150 Mbps
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Speaker, microphone -- Lightning connector
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
  • Location: Wi-Fi Digital compass, Assisted
    • + Cellular, GPS and GLONASS [Cellular]
  • Battery - Up to 10 hours Wi-Fi, Web surfing, video, music
    • 9 hours Web surfing using cellular data network
  • 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 in. (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)
    • 0.68 / 0.69 lbs (308/312 g)  Wi-Fi / + 3G
  • 10/12 - Pricing 16 GB  32 GB  64 GB
    • WiFi     $329    $429    $529
    • + Cell  $459    $559    $659 -- additional $130
    • Black & slate or White & silver
    • new polyurethane Smart Covers $39
  • PR - 10/12 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/10/23Apple-Introduces-iPad-mini.html

    Find the iPad mini on Amazon.com


Apple iPad / Pro


Apple iPad Pro - 9.7" (3/2016)

  • 2048x1536 px (264 PPI), 9.7 in (250 mm) diagonal, 4:3
  • 5 MP 720p front and 12 MP 4K rear cam
  • Apple A9X 64-bit, Apple M9 motion co-processor
  • 2.16GHz dual-core 64-bit
  • 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT Graphics
  • 2 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • 240 mm (9.4 in) (h) x 169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w) x 6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)
  • Wi-Fi: 437 g (0.963 lb), + Cellular: 444 g (0.979 lb)
  • + rose gold
  • WiFi - 32 GB $599, 128 GB $749, 256 GB $899
    + Cellular - 32 GB $729, 128 GB $879, 256 GB $1,029

Apple iPad Pro - 12.9" - (11/2015)

  • faster CPU, better camera, first True Tone Flash and Retina Flash, 256GB
  • True Tone display - LCD adapts to ambient lighting to change color and intensity for a more pleasant and natural experience
  • 12.9-inch Retina display, powerful 64-bit A9X chip
  • Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard - Smart Connector port
  • 2732x2048 px (264 PPI), 12.9 in (330 mm) diagonal, 4:3
  • 720p Front and 8 MP rear cam
  • Apple A9X 64-bit, Apple M9 motion co-processor
  • 2.24 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A[1]
  • 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT Graphics
  • 4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • 305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h) x 220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w) x 6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)
  • Wi-Fi: 713 g (1.572 lb) + Cellular: 723 g (1.594 lb),
  • gold, silver, and space gray
  • WiFi - 32 GB $799, 128 GB $949, 256 GB $1099
  • + Cellular - 128 GB $1079, 256 GB $1229

Apple iPad Air 2 - 9.7" - Thinner, Faster, TouchID, 2 GB (10/2014)

  • iOS 8.1
  • Apple A8X 64-bit, Apple M8 motion co-processor
  • Octa-core PowerVR GXA6850 graphics
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Display add: Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating
  • 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi (Retina Display) (same)
  • + Audio codec: Cirrus Logic 338S1213
  • Back cam: 1080p HD still and video camera; 8 MP, 30fps and 3× digital zoom
  • Front cam: 1.2 MP still, 720p video (same)
  • + Touch ID (finger-print scanner in home button)
  • + Barometer, iBeacon microlocation (Bluetooth low energy)
  • Remove variable function switch (was screen rotation lock/mute)
  • Wi-Fi models: 16 GB $499, 64 GB $599, 128 GB $699
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular models: 16 GB $629, 64 GB $729, 128 GB $829
  • 9.4 in × 6.6 in × 0.24 in (238.8 mm × 167.6 mm × 6.1 mm)
  • Wi-Fi model: 0.96 lb (437 g)
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 0.98 lb (444 g)

Apple iPad Air - 9.7" - thinner - better cams (10/2013)

  • thinner design - 7.5 mm thick, smaller screen bezel similar to iPad Mini.
  • 22% lighter
  • iOS 7.0.3
  • Apple A7 64-bit, Apple M7 motion co-processor
  • Quad-core PowerVR G6430 graphics
  • 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 9.7 inches (250 mm) multi-touch display with LED backlighting and a fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating (same)
  • 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi (Retina Display) (same)
  • Front cam: 1.2 MP still, 720p video (same)
  • iSight Back cam: 1080p HD still and video camera; 5 MP, 30fps and 5× digital zoom (same)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi models: 16 GB $499, 32 GB $599, 64 GB $699, 128 GB $799
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular models: 16 GB $629, 32 GB $729, 64 GB $829, 128 GB $929
  • 9.4 in × 6.6 in × 0.295 in (238.8 mm × 167.6 mm × 7.5 mm)
  • Wi-Fi model: 1.034 lb (469 g)
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 1.054 lb (478 g)

Apple iPad gen 4 with Retina display - 9.7" (10/12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • A6X Chip, 5 MP iSight camera, 4G LTE, Lightning
    • 2X CPU & graphics performance, to iPhone 5 levels
  • Retina display - 9.7" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    • 3.1 MP, 2048 x 1536, 264 ppi
    • Movies at full 1080p HD resolution
    • Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • A6X chip - Dual core, quad-core graphics
  • 5 MP iSight camera - 5MP photo, Autofocus
    • Face detection, Backside illumination
    • Five-elements lens, Hybrid IR filter
    • ƒ/2.4 aperture (back)
  • FaceTime HD camera - 1.2MP photo, 720p HD video
    • FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular3
    • Face detection, Backside illumination (front)
  • 1080p HD video recording - Video stabilization
    • Tap to focus while recording
  • iPad Wi-Fi + 4G - 4G LTE - HSPA+, DC-HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11n dual-band to 150 Mbps
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Speaker, microphone -- Lightning connector
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
  • Location: Wi-Fi Digital compass, Assisted
    • + Cellular, GPS and GLONASS [Cellular]
  • Battery - Up to 10 hours Wi-Fi, Web surfing, video, music
    • 9 hours Web surfing using cellular data network
  • 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in. (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
    • 1.44 / 1.46 lbs (652/662 g)  Wi-Fi / + 3G (same)
  • 1/13 - 128 GB - Wi-Fi $799, Cell $929
  • 10/12 - Pricing - 16 GB  32 GB  64 GB (same)
    • WiFi     $499    $599    $699
    • + Cell  $629    $729    $829 -- additional $130
    • Black or White
  • PR - 10/12 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/10/23Apple-Introduces-iPad-mini.html

Apple iPad 2 - 9.7" (3/11)

 

 

  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    • Multi-Touch with IPS technology
    • 1024x768, 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • 33% thinner - 13.4 to 8.8 mm,thinner than iPhone 4
  • 15% lighter
  • + Dual cameras
    • Back : HD 720p video to 30 fps; stills 5x digital zoom
    • Front : VGA video to 30 fps with audio; VGA stills
  • + Gyroscope (from iPhone, iPad touch)
  • + A5 processor - Dual-core, 2X CPU, 9X graphics, low power
  • + HDMI Video Mirroring - to 1080p, all apps, w/ rotation
  • + Smart Cover - case/stand - front flap, magnetic
    • Wake on open, 5 colors
    • Polyurethane $39, leather $69
  • Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor
    • Digital compass, Assisted GPS (3G)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
    • Up to 10 hours (same)
  • 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 in. (241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm),
    • 1.33 / 1.34 / 1.35 lbs (601/607/613 g)
           Wi-Fi / Verizon 3G / AT&T 3G
  • AT&T or Verizon, Black or white
  • 3/12, 10/12 - Wi-Fi - 16 GB $399, Wi-Fi + 3G - 16 GB $529
  • 3/11 - Pricing same - 16 GB  32 GB  64 GB
    • WiFi     $499    $599    $699
    • + 3G    $629    $729    $829 -- additional $130
  • AT&T - 250 MB - $14.99 / month, 2 GB $25
  • Verizon - 1 GB - $20 / month, 3 GB $35, 5 GB $50 , 10 GB $80
  • Apple iPad - www.apple.com/ipad

    Find the Apple iPad 2 on Amazon.com

  • Run all iPhone apps unmodified out of the box, can pixel double to run full screen
    • Can sync iPhone apps to iPad, don’t have to pay twice
  • Rewrote all Apple apps for the larger display - 12 next-generation Multi-Touch applications
    • Mail app with split-screen display, adds iWork suite for iPad, iBookstore
    • Pull-down contextual menus from top, pop-up menus
  • Omissions
    • (As with iPod touch vs iPhone) - Phone, camera, GPS (not with Wi-Fi)
      • Limited multitasking
    • Compared to laptop: Can't share directly - Memory card slot, USB connector
      • Can't display directly: Video output, HDMI HD video out (4:3, not widescreen)
      • Removable battery
  • Apps: Home Screen, Spotlight Search, Safari web browsing apps
    • Media: Photos, Video, iPod music player, iTunes Store apps
    • Productivity: Mail, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, PDF apps
    • Maps
    • iBooks app, iBookstore - ePub format, titles $14.99, DRM (?)
    • iWork suite for iPad - 3 apps, $9.99 each / App store, reworked interface
      • Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet, Keynote presentations
  • Accessories
    • Camera Connection Kit - import photos from a camera or SD card
    • Dock, Keyboard dock, Carrying case / stand

Apple iPad gen 3 - 9.7" (3/12) - Replaced 10/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Retina display, A5X Chip, 5 MP iSight camera, 4G LTE
  • Retina display - 9.7" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    • 3.1 MP, 2048 x 1536, 264 ppi [was 1024x768, 132]
    • Movies at full 1080p HD resolution
    • Highest res display ever seen on a mobile device
    • 4X pixels of iPad 2, 1M more pixels than HD TV
    • Human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels when held at a normal distance
    • Color saturation increased 44%
  • A5X chip - Quad-core graphics, 2X graphics performance
  • 5 MP iSight camera - Advanced optics, full HD video
    • Backside illumination for photos in low-light conditions, video image stabilization
  • iPad Wi-Fi + 4G - next gen 4G LTE - HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA
    • CDMA and GSM users can roam internationally
  • iOS 5.1 - Camera video stabilization, Dictation, dynamic iBooks 2, Personal Hotspot
  • Personal Hotspot - share network connection up to 5 other devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Speaker, microphone
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
  • Location: Wi-Fi Digital compass, Assisted
    • + Cellular, GPS and GLONASS [Cellular]
  • Battery - Up to 10 hours Wi-Fi, Web surfing, video, music
    • 9 hours Web surfing using cellular data network
  • Thicker, heavier
  • 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in. (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
    • 1.44 / 1.46 lbs (652/662 g)  Wi-Fi / + 3G
  • 3/12 - Pricing same - 16 GB  32 GB  64 GB
    • WiFi     $499    $599    $699
    • + Cell  $629    $729    $829 -- additional $130
  • PR - 3/12 - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/03/07Apple-Launches-New-iPad.html

    Find the Apple iPad gen 3 on Amazon.com


Apple iPad - 9.7" (4/10)

  • 9.7 inch IPS display, LED backlight, Full capacitive multi-touch
    • In Plane Switching - wide 178° viewing angle
    • 1024 x 768, 132 ppi
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor
  • Digital compass, Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Speaker, microphones, 30-pin connector
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 1 GHz Apple A4 chip
  • Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
    • 10 hours for Wi-Fi surfing, video, music;
      standby over a month
    • Up to 1,000 charge cycles over typical 5 year lifespan, retain 80% or more of original capacity
  • 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 in. (242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm),
    • 1.5 / 1.6 lbs (.68 / .73 kg) Wi-Fi / +3G models
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models
    • 4/10 - AT&T - 250 MB data $14.99 / month,
      Unlimited $29.99
      / month -> 2 GB $25 / month
    • Free AT&T Hotspots
    • Data speeds up to 7.2 Mbps
    • Activate from iPad, No contract - cancel anytime
    • All iPad 3G models unlocked, use new GSM micro SIMs
  • 1/10 - Pricing - 16 GB  32 GB  64 GB
    • WiFi     $499    $599    $699
    • + 3G    $629    $729    $829 -- additional $130
  • Apple iPad - www.apple.com/ipad

    Find the Apple iPad on Amazon.com

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Apple / iPod Accessories


Apple Lightning Connector - Smaller  (9/12)



  • 9/12 - iPhone 5, iPod touch gen 5, iPod nano gen 7
  • Smaller, smarter, more durable, reversible
    • 80% smaller than 30-pin connector
  • All-digital - adaptive interface uses only signals accessory requires
  • USB 2.0
  • Analog audio output, USB audio, syncing and charging. Not video output
  • Lightning to USB Cable - $19 [cable, with products]
  • Lightning to 30-pin Adapter - $29 (rectangle)
  • Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m) - $39 (dongle)

Apple AirPods - Wireless Headphones (10/16)

  • Wireless - Automatically on and always connected
  • Voice accelerometer recognizes when speaking and
    works with pair of beamforming microphones to
    filter out external noise and focus on the sound of  voice
  • Sense when in ear, pause when take out
  • 5 hr battery life, 24 hr battery life with charging case
    15 min charging time
  • Release 10/16 - $159
  • www.apple.com/airpods

Apple EarPods - with Remote and Mic  (9/12)


  • 9/12 - iPhone 5, iPod touch gen 5, iPod nano gen 7
  • Deeper, richer bass tones
  • More natural fit, stable in ear
  • Increased durability, greater protection from sweat and water
  • Remote and Mic - Control music and video play, answer and end calls
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic - $29

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iOS Mobile Software


iOS Release Chonology - Summary


iOS 6 Software Update (9/2012)

  • Over 200 new features (iPhone 5)
    • Maps app, Shared Photo Streams via iCloud, Passbook, Facebook integration
    • Siri - On new iPad, Eyes Free, Launch app, languages
  • Maps app - Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation, Flyover view
  • Siri - also on new iPad
    • Eyes Free mode - Voice only interaction with iPhone
    • Launch app, update status on Facebook, post to Twitter
    • Easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations, movie listings
    • Language support for English, French, German and Japanese,
      • Support for Spanish, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Facebook single sign in
    • Post directly from Notification Center, Siri, Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari, Maps
    • Updates friends info in Contacts, schedule events and birthdays in Calendar.
    • “Like” directly from App Store and iTunes, friends recommendations
  • Shared Photo Streams - Simply photos to share, pick friends to receive album
    • Available on their iOS devices, iPhoto and Aperture on Mac®, via the web, Apple TV
    • Leave comments or “Like” any photo in shared albums
  • Passbook app - Single place for passes
    • Scan iPhone or iPod touch to use coupon, event ticket, check into hotel
    • Displays passes on Lock Screen based on time or location
    • Coffee shop loyalty card
    • Alerts for last minute gate changes or flight delays at the airport
  • Guided Access - Parent, teacher, administrators
    • Disable hardware buttons to lock iOS device into a single app
    • Confine touch input to certain parts of the screen.
  • Safari browser - iCloud tabs, offline reading lists, photo uploads, full screen view
  • FaceTime - Video calls over cellular networks
  • Mail - VIP Mailbox - view messages from designated people
  • Phone - Decline incoming calls with quick message, set callback reminder, Do Not Disturb option

iOS 5.1 Software Update (3/12) - iPad gen 3

  • Camera app - Redesigned with video stabilization
  • Photo Stream - delete photos
  • Dictation - microphone icon - English, French, German, Japanese
  • Personal Hotspot
  • iCloud - Free cloud services - Automatically and wirelessly update content across devices
    • iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud,
  • Dictation - Write messages, take notes, search web, third-party apps
  • New iPhoto app - Multi-Touch gestures, fingertip brushes
  • Major updates to iMovie and GarageBand, completing iLife suite
  • iMovie app - Create Hollywood-style trailers as record HD video
  • GarageBand app - New Jam Session, group connect wirelessly to play instruments and record music together live on iOS devices
  • iWork apps - Updated for iPad Retina display - Pages, Keynote, Numbers
  • New iBooks 2 app for iPad - Dynamic, interactive, fullscreen ebooks; iBooks Author tool

iOS 5 Software Update (Fall 2011)

  • Over 200 new features
    • For iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS; iPad / iPad 2; iPod touch 3rd, 4th gen
  • Notification Center - All alerts one place
    • New email, texts, voice mail, friend requests, stock ticker, weather
    • New notifications appear briefly at top of any screen, without interrupting
    • Tap to respond, down swipe to enter Notification Center
    • Lock screen displays notifications
  • iMessage - Now for iPad and iPod touch
    • Messaging service for all iOS 5 users
    • Unlimited text messages via Wi-Fi or 3G between iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
    • Built into Messages app, send text, photos, videos, locations, contacts
    • Group messaging, delivery and read receipts, see ellipsis when someone’s typing
    • Secure encryption for text messages
  • Newsstand - Organize magazine and newspaper app subscriptions
    • Folder to access favorite publications quickly and easily
    • New issues automatically updated in background, with latest covers
    • New App Store category for newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Reminders - To-do lists, with due dates and locations
    • Location based - alert when near a destination
    • Works with iCal, Outlook, iCloud
  • Twitter - Integrated into iOS 5
    • Single sign-in in Settings
    • Tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, Maps, with location
    • Contacts applies Twitter usernames and profile pictures
  • Camera - New features on iPhone
    • Open Camera app from Lock screen
    • Compose with grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, single-tap locks for focus and exposure
    • Volume-up as shutter button
    • Push photos to other devices through iCloud
  • Photos app - Enhancements
    • Crop, rotate, auto-enhance, remove red-eye
    • Organize photos in albums on the device
    • Push photos to other devices through iCloud
  • Safari - Better web browsing, performance
    • Safari Reader displays web articles without ads or clutter
    • Reading List saves interesting articles to read later, iCloud updates across all devices
    • iPad tabbed browsing for multiple web pages
  • Mail - Add rich formatting, indentation, rearrange addresses, flag messages
  • Calendar - Add year view on iPad, week view on iPhone/iPod, add/rename/delete on device
  • Game Center - Add photos, friend recommendations, achievement scores
  • PC Free - Activate and set up device wirelessly
    • No need for a computer, wireless iOS updates, iCloud backup and restore
  • Wireless Sync to Mac or PC - Automatic when charging over Wi-Fi
  • Multitasking Gestures for iPad - 4 or 5 fingers - Swipe up for multitasking bar, left/right to switch apps
  • AirPlay Display Mirroring - Wirelessly stream iPad 2 / iPhone 4S display to HDTV via Apple TV, even when rotate

iOS 4.3 Software Update for iPad 2 (3/11)

  • For iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3rd & 4th G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4 GSM
  • Safari 2X faster (Nitro JavaScript engine)
  • iTunes home sharing - WiFi from Mac or PC
  • AirPlay improvements - Stream video from apps and websites to Apple TV
  • iPad side switch - mute or rotation lock
  • Personal Hotspot - iPhone 4 only - Up to 5 devices over Wi-Fi (up to 3), USB (up to 3), Bluetooth (up to 1)
  • Photo Booth - Real-time video effects
  • FaceTime on iPad
  • iMovie
    • Precision editor, multitrack audio recording, New themes, 50 sound effects, Universal app
    • AirPlay to Apple TV, Share videos in HD, Share to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo
  • GarageBand $4.99
    • Touch instruments (Grand piano, organ, guitars, drums, bass)
    • Guitar amps and effects
    • 8 track recording and mixing, 250+ loops
    • Email AAC file of song, Compatible with Mac version

iOS 4.2 Software Update for iPad - iPad, also iPhone, iPod touch (11/10 - 9/10 preview)

  • "Everything to iPad" - multitasking, wireless printing, AirPlay
    • AirPlay (was AirTunes WiFi to AirPort Express) - not just music - audio, video, photos over WiFi
  • Over 100 new features for iPad - iPhone, iPod touch
    • Multitasking, folders, unified mail inbox, Game Center, AirPrint, AirPlay
  • Multitasking support - Third-party apps, play audio, monitor location, push alerts
    • Continuing working while downloading in iTunes
    • Double-click Home button for recently used apps, tap to reopen
      • Scroll left for Brightness and Music controls
  • Folders on Home screens to better organize and access apps
    • Hold to edit (wiggles), drag app onto another
  • Mail: Unified inbox to view all accounts, Fast inbox switching
    • Threaded messages, Delete in Outbox, Open attachments in third-party apps.
  • Game Center: Friends for multi-player games over Internet
  • AirPrint: Print over local wireless to compatible printers, in background
    • Works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, third-party apps with built-in printing
  • AirPlay: Wirelessly stream videos, music, photos to Apple TV, compatible receivers
  • Safari: Find text on web pages, Suggestions and recent searches
  • Spotlight: Search the web and Wikipedia
  • iTunes: TV show rentals, edit iTunes playlists, iTunes gifting apps
  • Calendar: Reply to event invitations calendar services ( Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft Exchange), MobileMe calendar sharing
  • Location Services icon: Per app location privacy
  • Additional Parental Controls: Game Center, delete apps, change settings
  • Automatic spellcheck; New languages, dictionaries and keyboards
  • Notes: New fonts, Wirelessly sync using IMAP mail accounts
  • Improved enterprise support
  • Find My iPad - free - MobileMe
  • iPad orientation lock button also mute button
  • Bluetooth: AVRCP Audio/Video Remote Protocol

iOS 4.1 (9/10 preview)

  • 9/10 preview - iOS 4.1 Software Update for iPod touch - "Coming soon"
    • Game Center, new iTunes features
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos - 3 photos under/over exposure, combine
  • pload HD video
  • Game Center - Social gaming app for iPod touch and iPhone
    • Find friends, auto-match to play multiplayer games against new opponents
    • Track achievements, compare high scores
  • iTunes TV show rentals - Rent TV shows commercial-free right from iPod touch
    • 99¢ an episode, start watching in minutes
  • iTunes Ping - Social discovery features in iTunes
    • Keep up with friends’ music and follow your favorite artists
  • iPod touch: Works with 2nd gen (late 2008), 3rd gen (32/64 GB, late 2009), 4th gen (8, 32, 64 GB, 2010).
    • Not all features are compatible with all devices
  • www.apple.com/ipodtouch/software-update

iOS 4 Software Update (11/09)

  • 11/09 - Free update, with iPhone 4
  • 100 new features, 1500 new APIs
    • Multitasking, folders, Unified inbox, iBooks. iAds
  • FaceTime video calls
  • Multitasking - Run iOS 4 third-party apps, switch instantly,
       w/o slowing foreground app or draining battery unnecessarily
  • Folders - Drag and drop apps into folders, up to 2160 apps
  • Home screen background wallpaper
  • iBooks - Browse and shop for books, read and store PDF
  • iAd - mobile advertising platform
  • Compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4,
      iPod touch 2nd & 3rd gen (late 2009 models with 32 or 64 GB)
     Not all features: Multitasking only iPhone 4 / 3GS, iPod touch 3
  • www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate
  • Apple - iOS 4 - www.apple.com/iphone/ios4
  • 11 Home screens
    • Press Home to return to last Home screen
    • Double-click Home for recent multitasking apps
    • Swipe right for search entire contents
    • Home screen background wallpaper
  • Folders - Organize apps into folders on Home screens
  • Multitasking - Switch instantly between compatible third-party apps
  • Gift Apps - Send apps as gifts from App Store
  • Google Maps, YouTube
  • Music: Cover Flow browsing, Genius Playlists, Genius Mixes, Shake to Shuffle
    • iTunes purchase over WiFi, iTunes Ping follow friends, Bluetooth stereo
    • Voice Control - Play artist, shuffle, next song, pause
  • Playlists - Create on iPod, sync and display nested playlist folders from iTunes
  • Photos - Faces and Places - View based on people and location
    • People in photos (Only iPhoto on Mac), where taken
  • Video: Tap to focus video - while shooting
  • iMovie app ($4.99)
    • Combine and edit clips, in HD
    • Apply titles and transitions, add music and photos, share online
    • Trim endpoints, split, select Themes (titles and transitions) with soundtrack
    • Export: Medium (640 x 360), Large (960 x 540), HD (1280 x 720)
    • Share: email, MobileMe gallery, YouTube
    • www.apple.com/iphone/features/imovie.html
  • iBooks app (free) - Ebook reader, plus browse and shop for books
  • Mail - View all messages in unified inbox, organize messages by threads
    • Open attachments in third-party apps
  • Safari - Search suggestions from Google, Yahoo!, Bing; view recent searches
  • Spell checking - Suggests words and corrects spelling in Mail, Notes, other apps
  • Bluetooth wireless keyboard Support
  • Wi-Fi - Stay connected when asleep, receive incoming VoIP calls and notifications from compatible third-party apps
iOS security
  • All apps run in safe environment, website or app can’t access data from other appsc
  • Supports encrypted network communication
  • Optional parental controls to manage iTunes purchases, Internet browsing, access to explicit material
  • Permission required for apps requesting location information
  • Set passcode lock to prevent unauthorized access
    • configure to delete all your data after too many unsuccessful passcode attempts
  • MobileMe membership finds on map, optionally remote delete (restore from last backup)

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Apple iPod / iPhone Product Line Summary


Apple Product Chonology - Summary

  • 9/13 - iPhone 5s - 64-bit A7 chip, M7 motion, Touch ID fingerprint - same price; iPhone 4s - 8 GB free w/ contract
  • 9/13 - iPhone 5c - Polycarbonate case, colors - 16 GB $99, 32 GB $199
  • 1/13 - iPad retina - 128 GB - Wi-Fi $799, Cell $929
  • 10/12 - iPad mini - 7.9" - 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28, 0.68 lbs, 5 MP iSight camera, A5 chip, Lightning - same pricing from 16 GB Wi-Fi $329
  • 10/12 - iPad gen 4 - 5 MP iSight camera, A6X chip, Lightning - same pricing from 16 GB Wi-Fi $499
  • 10/12 - iPod touch gen 5 - 4" wide Retina display, 5 MP iSight camera, A5 chip, Siri - 16 GB $299, 32 GB $399
  • 10/12 - iPod nano gen 7 - 2.5" wide Multi-Touch display, FM radio, Bluetooth, pedometer - 16 GB $149
  • 9/12 - iPhone 5 - 4" widescreen display, 8 MP iSight camera, A6 chip, LTE wireless, longer battery life, thinner
    • 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399
    • iPhone 4S - 16 GB $99; iPhone 4 - 8 GB free w/ 2-year contract
  • 9/12 - Lightning connector, Apple EarPods
  • 9/12 - iOS 6 - Maps app, Shared Photo Streams via iCloud, Passbook, Facebook integration
    • Siri - On new iPad, Eyes Free, Launch app, languages
    3/12 - iPad 3 - Retina display. 5MP cam, 4G LTE - same pricing
  • 10/11 - iPhone 4S - A5, world phone, HD cam, Siri - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299, new 64 GB $399
    • iPhone 4 - 8 GB - $99 (was 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299)
    • iPhone 3GS - 8 GB - free with two year AT&T contract (was $49)
  • 10/11 - iPod touch - 8GB now $199, 32GB $299, 64GB $399
  • 10/11 - iPod nano [v8] - Larger icons, built-in fitness - 8 GB now $129, 16 GB now $149
  • 10/11 - iOS 5 - Notifications, iMessage, Reminders, Twitter, Newsstand; updated Camera, Safari Reader & tabs, Mail rich formatting, PC Free activate/update
  • 10/11 - iCloud - Free cloud services - iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud Store and sync media, apps, contacts, calendar; iTunes Match, Find My Friends
  • 11/10 - iOS 4.2 (iPad) - Multitasking, folders, unified mail inbox, Game Center, AirPrint, AirPlay
  • 9/10 - iOS 4.1 - Game Center, iTunes 10 Ping, TV rentals
  • 9/10 - iPod shuffle gen 4 controls, nano gen 6 multitouch music, touch gen 4 Retina display, HD cameras, gyro
  • 6/10 - iPhone 4 - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299 - thinner, Retina display, 5MP cam + front cam, HD video
  • 6/10 - iPhone 3G S - 8 GB $99
  • 6/10 - iOS 4 - Multitasking, folders, Unified inbox, iBooks. iAds
  • 4/10 - iPad - 16 / 32 / 64 GB - WiFi $499, $599, $699; + 3G $629, $729, $829
  • 9/09 - iPod nano 5 camera, classic 3 160GB, shuffle 3 2 GB $59, touch 3 8 GB $199
  • 6/09 - iPhone 3G S - 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299 - 2X 3G, longer battery life, 3 MP autofocus cam, Video record, Hands free voice
  • 6/09 - iPhone 3.0 software - Cut & Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, Landscape kbd, Voice Memo; Find My iPhone / Remote Wipe 
  • 3/09 - iPod shuffle gen 3
  • 9/08 - iPod shuffle, nano 4, touch 2 , classic 2
  • 6/08 - iPhone 3G - 16 GB $299; 8 GB $199 -3G 2X faster, GPS
  • 6/08 - iPhone 2.0 software - App Store / MobileMe Internet service
  • 2/08 - iPhone - new 16 GB $499; 8 GB $399
  • 9/07 - iPod shuffle, nano video, classic 1 80 GB $249 160 GB $349, touch introduced
  • 9/07 - iPhone - 8 GB $399
  • 6/07 - iPhone - Introduced 4 GB $499, 8 GB $599

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Apple iPod / iPad / iPhone Market Chonology (see App Store below)

  • 10/12 (iPad mini) - iPad - 100 million sold in 2 1/2 years, 91% of market
    • Sold more iPads in June quarter than any PC maker sold of entire lineup
  • 10/12 (iPad mini) - 70 M photos shared with iOS 6 Shared Photo Stream function
  • 10/12 (iPad mini) - 125 M Documents in Cloud
  • 10/12 (iPad mini) - iPhone 5 - more than 5 M units first weekend, sold out
  • 9/12 (iPhone 5) - iTunes Store - World’s most popular online music, app, TV, movie store
    • Over 26 million songs, 190,000 TV episodes, 45,000 films
  • 9/12 (iPhone 5) - App Store - World’s largest and best collection of apps
    • Over 700,000 apps, including over 175,000 game and entertainment titles iPod Stats (9/12)
  • 9/12 (iPhone 5) - iPod - World’s most popular and beloved music player, over 350 million sold
  • 9/12 (iPhone 5) - 8 megapixel iSight camera is the most popular camera in the world
  • 9/12 (iPhone 5) - iTunes is the world’s most popular media player for Mac and PC.
  • 6/12 - iCloud - More than 125 million users
  • 3Q 6/12 - 26.0 M iPhones in quarter (+28% vs. year-ago), 17.0 M iPads (+84%), 6.8 M iPods (-10%), 4.0M Macs (+84%)
  • 2Q 3/12 - 35.1 M iPhones in quarter (+88% vs. year-ago), 11.8 M iPads (+151), 7.7 M iPods (-15%), 4 M Macs (+7)
  • 3/12 (iPad gen 3) - App Store - Over 585,000 apps, more than 200,000 native iPad
    • iTunes Store - Over 20 million songs, 90,000 TV episodes,15,000 movies
  • 10/11 - Apple U.S. Market Share (NY Times graphics, 10/7/11 - Apple’s Many Competitive Fronts)
    • iPad ~92% at 2010 intro. - 76% of Tablets (29M sold to date)
    • iPod ~83% at 2005 intro., now 76% of Portable Media Players (315M sold to date)
    • iPhone ~17% at 2007 intro., now 27% of Smartphones (129M sold to date)
    • Macs ~4% at 2005 intro., now 10% of Personal Computers (113M sold to date)
    • iTunes music store - 16 B downloads since open 4/2003; App Store - 18 B downloads since open 7/2008
  • 10/11 (Keynote) - iPhone - 5% world overall mobile phone market (1.5 B units)
    • iPhone 4 is 1/2 overall iPhone market
    • iPhone sales growth 125% year-over-year vs. 74% for smartphones
    • Consistently rated #1 in satisfaction ratings: Apple 70%, HTC 49%, Motorola 38%, LG 34%,
      • Samsung 28%, RIM 27%, Nokia 21% (ChangeWave 6/11)
    • iPhone 4 is most popular camera for uploading pictures on Flickr
      • next Nikon D90, Canon 5D, Canon Rebel T2i, Canon 7D (10/11)
  • 10/11 (Keynote) - iPad -  #1 tablet in the world, 74% U.S. tablet market share (IDC US Q2)
  • 10/11 (Keynote) - iPod - Over 320 million sold, world’s most popular music player
    • 78% market share for portable music players (NPD Aug. 2011)
    • 45M iPods sold from 6/10 to 7/11, almost half buyers first iPod
  • 10/11 (Keynote) - iTunes - #1 music store in world, 16 B songs downloaded
    • World’s largest catalog: 20 M songs, 85,000 TV shows and 14,000 movies
  • 10/11 (Keynote) - iOS - #1 mobile operating system
    • 250 M iOS devices -  iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc.
    • Mobile installed base - iOS 43%, Android 33%, RIM 17%, Other 7% (ComScore 7/11)
    • Mobile browser use - iOS 61%, Android 31% other 8% (Forstall)
  • 10/11 (Keynote) - App Store - #1 store for mobile apps
    • More than 500,000 apps, 140,000 specifically for iPad, over 100,000 game and entertainment titles.
    • 18 B apps download -- more than 1 B per month
    • Apple has paid out $3 B to developers (Apple 30% share = $1.3 B)
  • 9/11 - iTunes usages and purchases - NPD Group
    • iTunes platform attracts 1/4 U.S. Internet users (51M people, +3% prior year)
      • 54% of all iTunes users have uploaded music to an iPod or listened to music on iTunes in past 3 months
      • 28% downloaded a free app (+4%), 16% purchased app (+4%)
    • U.S. consumers purchasing content from iTunes increased by 1M people in 2011
      • 75% purchased music (-7%) - iTunes content buyers in 2011
      • 39% percent purchased apps (+8%)
      • 19% purchased video (-1%)
      • iPad-only users less likely buy music and rent movies, attention to apps and games
    • http://www.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=1696464
  • 7/11 - App Store - 15B apps downloaded, 425,000 apps, 100,000 native iPad apps
    • 200 million iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users
  • 7/11 - Q3 sales - 20.34 M iPhones (+142%), 9.25M iPads (+183%), 7.54M iPods (-20%), 3.95M Macs (+14%)
  • 4/11 - Q2 sales - 18.65M iPhones (+113%), 9.02M iPods (-17%), 4.69M iPads, 3.76M Macs (+28%)
  • 3/11 (Keynote) - Shipped 160M iOS devices, 100M iPhones
    • App Store: Have 200M accounts with credit cards, Paid $2B to developers, 65K apps just for iPad
      • iPad 2010 - 15M sold (9 months), $9.5B, >90% market share, More than every Tablet PC ever sold
      • iBook Store - 2500 publishers, 100M downloaded in less than a year
  • 1/11 - Q sales - 16.24M iPhones, 19.45M iPods, 7.33M iPads in 1st 6 months, 4.13M Macs
  • 1/11 - App Store - 10B apps downloaded, 350,000 apps, 60,000 native iPad apps
    • 160 million iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users in 90 countries [60 apps / device]
  • 9/10 (Keynote) - 275 M iPods sold
    • 120 M iOS devices shipped since iPhone launch - 230,000 new activations per day (not including upgrades)
    • 2009 - touch most popular iPod
    • #1 portable game player in the world - outsells Sony & Nintendo portables combined
      • Over 50% market share US and worldwide
    • 300 Apple Retail Stores, 10 countries - Some days 1 million visitors
      • US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, China
  • 6/10 - Almost 100 million iPhone and iPod touch users
    • App Store: More than 5 billion apps downloaded
    • More than 225,000 apps available in 90 countries, 20 categories
    • Bookstore: 60,000 books available, over 5 million books downloaded in first 2 months
    • PR 6/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/06/07iphone.html
  • 5/31/10 - Sold 2 millions iPads in less than 60 days since April 3 launch
        Shipping in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, UK
        Over 5,000 new apps for iPad
        PR 5/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/05/31ipad.html
  • 5/3/10 - Sold 1 million iPads in 28 days since April 3 launch
        (iPhone sold first 1 million in 74 days)
        PR 5/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/05/03ipad.html
  • 1/10 - Apple is the largest mobile device company in the world (by revenue) - iPods, iPhones, Macs
    • Sold 250 million iPods total; Have 284 Apple stores, Q4 2009 5 million visitors
    • Over 75 million people know how to use the iPad (iPhones and iPod touches shipped)
    • Stores over 12 billion downloads - iTunes, App Store, iBookstore
      • 125 million accounts with credit cards that can purchase from the store
  • 1/10 - iPad Launch Presentation
  • 1/10 - App Store - Over 140,000 apps (users downloaded 3 billion apps)
  • 1/10 - iTunes Store - over 11 million songs, 50,000 TV episodes, 8,000 films w/ over 2,000 in HD
  • PR 1/10 - Launch iPad - http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/27ipad.html
  • 1/10 - Apple reports 21 million iPods sold in Q4 (-8% vs. prev. year)
        8.7 million iPhones (+100%), 3.36 million Macintosh computers (+33%)
        PR 1/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/25results.html
  • 9/09 - Apple reports over 220 million iPods sold, the world’s most popular family of digital music players
        iTunes Store - world’s largest catalog of over 11 million songs, TV shows and Hollywood movies
            Catalog of over 11 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes, over 7,500 films including over 2,000 in HD
        App Store: more than over 20,000 game and entertainment titles, 1.8 billion apps downloaded
  • 8/09 - NPD Group - iTunes 25% of U.S. retail music market, Walmart 14%, Best Buy third (music units sold),  Apple 14% 2007, 21% 2008
        iTunes 69% in digital music, AmazonMP 3 8% (consumer downloads 1H 2009)
        Physical CDs - Walmart 20%, Best Buy 16%, Target and Amazon 10%
        Music formats - CDs 65%, paid digital downloads 35% (music sales 1H 2009) (digital 20% 2007, 30% 2008)
        Predicts digital music sales will nearly equal CD sales by the end of 2010
        www.npd.com/press/releases/press_090818.html
  • 9/08 - Apple reports over 160 million iPods sold, the world's most popular family of digital music players
        iTunes Store - #1 music distributor in any format in U.S
            Catalog of 8.5 million songs, over 30,000 TV episodes, over 2,500 films including 600 in HD
        App Store: more than 100 million applications downloaded since launch on July 11, 2008
            More than 3,000 available, over 90% under $10, more than 600 free
  • 9/08 - iPod is the world's most popular family of digital music players, over 160 million sold
         iPod ecosystem of accessories with over 5,000 products
        Speaker systems, fitness accessories, fashionable cases
        iPod connectivity available in over 90 percent of new car models sold in the US
  • 5/08 - Apple reported it has sold 10.6 million iPods in the first quarter of 2008, and iPhone sales were 1.7 million

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Apple Online Stores and Services


iCloud

  


iCloud - 9/2012

  • Access content on all your devices
  • Automatically download all purchases on any device into library on your Mac or PC
  • New Download button to bring copy offline
  • Save place - Pause movie, TV show, podcast, iTunes U lesson, audiobook on one device, pick up later on other device where left off

iCloud - 11/2011

  • Free cloud services - iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud
    • Store and sync media, apps, contacts, calendar; iTunes Match, Find My Friends
    • Free for iOS 5 and Lion users
  • Media accessible from computers and mobile devices
    • iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC
  • Keeps email, contacts, and calendars up to date across all devices; No syncing required
  • 5 GB free storage:
    • Purchased - music, apps, books, Photo Stream -- don’t count against free storage
    • Store - mail, documents, Camera Roll, account information, settings, other app data
  • iTunes in the Cloud - Buy / access music on any device
    • Buy on any device, appears on all devices, including previous purchases
  • iTunes Match - $24.99 a year - Access entire collection of music
    •  Scan and match to songs in iTunes Store (18 M)
    • Listen at 256 Kbps AAC - iTunes Plus quality
    •  Upload unmatched music
  • Photo Stream - Share photos across all devices,
    • iCloud stores new photos for 30 days, rolling collection last 1000 photos
    • Shoot on iOS, import on Mac/PC, copied to albums on all devices
  • Documents in the Cloud - Keep up to date for same app on multiple devices
    • Integrated with Apple iWork apps, coming to third-party apps
  • Apps - See App Store purchase history on all devices, downloads
  • Books - See iBooks/ iBookstore purchase history on all devices
    • Download, share bookmarks, highlights
  • Contacts, Calendar, Mail - Stored in iCloud, pushed to all devices
    • Mail - free me.com email account, new messages pushed to all devices
  • Backup - Back up changes on iOS device daily over Wi-Fi, Apple ID / password
    • Purchased music, apps, and books
    • Personal data: Photos and video in Camera Roll, Device settings, App data
    • Home screen and app organization, Text and MMS messages, Ringtones
  • Find My Friends - See locations of people who've opted to share their location with you
    • Invite friends to share location for a limited time, parental controls

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App Store - iPhone and iPod touch / iPad


App Store Chonology

  • 9/13 - (iPhone 5s/c) - App Store - 900,000 apps available, 50 B downloaded, 155 countries
  • 5/13 - App Store - 50 B downloaded - 850,000 apps, 350,000 native iPad
  • 1/13 - App Store - 40 B downloads, 20 B in 2012 - 775,000 apps, 300,000 iPad
  • 10/12 (iPad mini) - App Store - 5 M apps downloaded, $6.5 B paid to developers
    • iPad - Runs over 700,000 apps, 275,000+ specifically for iPad
    • iBookstore - More than 1.5 M books, 400 M downloads to date
    • Newsstand - More than 5,000 newspapers and magazines
  • 9/12 (iPhone 5) - World’s largest and best collection of apps
    • Over 700,000 apps, Over 175,000 game and entertainment titles
  • 3/12 (iPad gen 3) - App Store - Over 585,000 apps, more than 200,000 native iPad
  • 10/11 (Keynote) - App Store - #1 store for mobile apps
    • 18 B apps downloaded -- more than 1 B per month
    • More than 500,000 apps, 140,000 native iPad, over 100,000 game and entertainment titles.
    • 250 million iOS devices -  iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc.
    • Apple has paid out $3 B to developers (Apple 30% share = $1.3 B)
    7/11- App Store - 15 B apps downloaded
    • 425,000 apps, 100,000 native iPad apps, 20 categories
    • 200 million iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users in 90 countries
    • Apple has paid developers over $2.5B
  • 5/11 -App Store - Apple iWork available for iPhone & iPod touch
    • Keynote, Pages, Numbers, $9.99 each
    • Import and export from iWork for Mac and Microsoft Office
  • 2/11 - App Store - Subscription service for publishers - magazines, newspapers, video, music
  • 1/11 - App Store - 10B apps downloaded, 7B in last year
  • 9/10 - App Store - 6.5 B apps downloaded - 200 apps per second
  • 6/10 -  App Store: More than 5 billion apps downloaded
  • 5/31/10 - App Store: More than 200,000 apps, Over 5,000 new apps for iPad
        PR 5/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/05/31ipad.html
  • 5/3/10 - App Store: iPad users downloaded over 12 million apps, over 1.5 million ebooks
        PR 5/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/05/03ipad.html
  • 1/10 - App Store - Over 140,000 apps (users downloaded 3 billion apps)
  • 1/10 - App Store - Over 3 billion apps downloaded
  • 11/09 - App Store - Over 100,000 apps, 20 categories, largest applications store in the world
  • 9/09 - App Store: more than over 20,000 game and entertainment titles, 1.8 billion apps downloaded
  • 6/09 -App Store -35,000 apps, available in 77 countries
    • Download 1 billion applications in 9 months; largest applications store in the world
  • 9/08 - App Store - 3,000 apps, 90% under $10, 600 free, 100M downloads
        Download and play hundreds of great games or directly over Wi-Fi or cellular network through App Store application
        More than 100 million applications downloaded since launch on July 11, 2008
        More than 3,000 available, over 90% under $10, more than 600 free 7/08 - App Store opens
  • 7/08 - App Store launch July 11, 2008

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iTunes Store / Software


iTunes

  • Free application for your Mac or PC
    • Organizes and plays digital music and video on your computer
    • Syncs all your media with iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV
  • Store on your computer, iPod touch, iPhone, and Apple TV

iTunes Music Store - Features

  • Browse iTunes Top Ten lists of songs and albums overall or by genre
  • Check out new releases and "What's Hot"
  • Search for favorite songs, albums or artists
  • Preview any song for free
  • Purchase and download directly onto your iPod touch over Wi-Fi
  • Downloaded music will be automatically uploaded into your iTunes library next sync
  • Access iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store for free in participating US Starbucks stores

iTunes Product Chonology - Summary

  • Oct. 2012 - Redesigned - Simplified, expand albums, recommendations, Up Next, Mini Player
  • 9/12 - iTunes 10.7 - Support iOS 6; New iPod nano and shuffle
  • mid 2011 - iTunes 10.3 - iTunes in the Cloud - Beta - Access new purchases, purchase history
  • 9/10 - iTunes 10 - Ping social network, Rent HD TV, AirPlay, new logo w/o CD
  • 7/10 - iTunes 9.2.1 - Bug fixes -
  • 6/10 - iTunes 9.2 - iOS4 compatibility - Sync iPhone 4, Sync books / PDFs with iBooks, Home screen folders
  • 4/10 - iTunes 9.1 - iPad and iBook support, Organize Genius Mixes
  • 9/09 - iTunes 9 - iTunes LP, iTunes Extras, Genius Mixes
  • 9/09 - iTunes Store - Adds ringtone downloads, over 20,000 ringtones at $1.29
  • 3/09 - iTunes Store - HD movies, downloads & rentals, All songs 99 cents, including higher-rate, DRM-free iTunes Plus (iTunes 8.1)
  • 9/08 - iTunes 8 - Genius playlists, visual browsing interface
  • 9/08 - iTunes Store - HD TV shows available (iTunes 8)

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iTunes Store Market Chronology

2/13 - iTunes U - 1 B downloads - 2,500 public courses - 1,200 universities and colleges, 1,200 K-12 schools and districts

2/13 - iTunes Store - 25 B songs sold, 15,000 songs downloaded per minute
2/13 - iTunes Store - World’s most popular music store - 26M songs, 119 countries

iTunes redesigned - Oct. 2012 - Redesigned iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore
  • Redesigned for Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Looks and works same
  • Access popular music, movies, TV shows, and more
  • Preview History - Sampled music, movies, TV shows; iCloud updates across all devices
iTunes 10.3 - mid 2011 - iTunes in the Cloud - Beta
  • New Purchases - Automatically available everywhere -  Beta
    • Download new songs, apps, books to all your other devices over Wi-Fi or 3G
  • Past Purchases - Individually download on all devices - Beta
    • Access purchase history from any device
    • Choose what want to download - Song, TV show, App, Book
iTunes 10 with Ping - 9/10
  • 9/10 (Keynote) - #1 Online media store in world
    • 11.7 B songs downloaded, 450 M TV episodes, 100 M movies, 35 M books
    • 160M accts with credit cards and 1-click shopping
    • Will surpass sales of CDs in U.S. spring 2011
  • 9/10 - Over 160 million iTunes users in 23 countries
    • Catalog of over 14 million songs, over 65,000 TV episodes
    • Over 10,000 movies including over 3,000 in stunning high definition video
    • High-quality, DRM-free songs, $0.69, $0.99, or $1.29 each
    • Thousands of commercial-free HD episodes available to rent
    • More than 150,000 free audio and video podcasts
    • PR 9/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/09/01itunes.html
  • 8/10 - 300 million iTunes U downloads in 3 years
  • 1/10 - iTunes Store - Over 11 million songs, 50,000 TV episodes, 8,000 films w/ over 2,000 in HD
  • 9/09 - iTunes Store - world’s largest catalog of over 11 million songs, TV shows and Hollywood movies
            Catalog of over 11 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes, over 7,500 films including over 2,000 in HD
iTunes Store - HD Movies - 3/09
  • iTunes Store is world's most popular online music, TV and movie store
        Over 250 million TV episodes purchased, over 33 million movies purchased and rented
        Catalog over 10 million songs, 40,000 TV episodes, 5,000 movies, including 1,200 HD movies
        Over 50% of TV programming purchased in HD when available
        www.itunes.com/movies/hd
  • Movie rentals: Standard def $2.99 for library titles, $3.99 for releases, HD $3.99 / $4.99
        30 days to start watching, 24 hours to finish before expires and disappears
        SD available when DVD released, HD within 30 days after release
  • Movie purchases (permanent downloads): SD (640 x 480) from $9.99, HD $19.99
  • Television show purchases: $1.99 per episode, HD $2.99 (720p with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound)
  • All songs 99 cents, including higher-bit-rate, DRM-free iTunes Plus songs (256-Kbps AAC)
        Upgrade to high quality format for 30 cents per song, or 30% of price for entire album
        Music videos, and custom ringtones made from songs, are also 99 cents.
  • Watch in HD on Mac or PC computer, or on widescreen TV with Apple TV (from $229)
        Play in standard def on iPhone or iPod with video
  • iTunes 8.1 for Mac and Windows includes iTunes Store, available as a free download
  • PR 3/09 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/03/19itunes.html
iTunes Store 9/08 (iTunes 8)
  • #1 music distributor in any format in U.S.
  • iTunes Store is the world's most popular online music, TV and movie store
        Catalog of 8.5 million songs, over 30,000 TV episodes,  over 2,500 films including 600 in HD
  • Includes iTunes Movie Rentals, integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing
        Update previously purchased tracks into complete albums at reduced price
        Seamless integration with iPod and iPhone
  • iTunes Store is the world's most popular online TV store
        Episodes from ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC
        Over 70 cable networks including Bravo, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, Sci Fi, Showtime USA

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iTunes Software Chonology

Redesigned iTunes Software (Oct. 2012)

  • Completely redesigned iTunes for Mac and PC; Remodeled iTunes Store. More iCloud
    • Redesigned for Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
    • Full-window interface, dramatically simpler and cleaner
    • Keeps favorite content at forefront
  • Search across iTunes library - Music, movies, TV shows
  • Simplified library views - Just Music, movies, TV shows, apps
  • Expandable album view - See in place - songs, play, recommendations for similar albums (above)
  • Instant recommendations - Similar album, artist, genre
  • Up Next - Queue / see songs or albums
  • Smaller Mini Player - See Up Next, search collection

iTunes 10.7 Software - 9/12

  • Support iOS 6; New iPod nano and shuffle

iTunes 10 Software - 9/10

  • Ping - Social network for music - Social music discovery
    • Privacy - Circle of friends
    • Follow favorite artists and friends, connect with music fans
    • Recent Activity feed, Profile pages
    • Custom top 10 from friends
    • 17,000 concert listings - 160M iTunes users in 23 countries
  • Rent HD TV episodes for $0.99
    • Watch on Mac or PC, iPhone or iPod touch, new Apple TV (80% smaller)
    • 30 days to start watching, 48 hours to finish
  • AirPlay - Play music wirelessly everywhere in the house
    • Requires compatible speakers, home theater AV receivers, iPod accessories
  • Improved syncing - Capacity bar, organize apps on all devices
  • Look-and-feel improvements - List view - Hybrid view - shows album artwork
  • Performance improvements - faster and more responsive
  • VoiceOver Kit for iPod
  • PR 9/10 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/09/01itunes.html

iTunes 9.2.1 Software - 7/10

  • Bug fixes - Drag and drop issues, first sync performance issue, stability and performance

iTunes 9.2 Software - 6/10

  • iOS4 compatibility - Sync iPhone 4, Sync books / PDFs with iBooks, Home screen folders
  • Sync with iPhone 4
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad, any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Use folders to organize apps on iOS 4 home screen
  • Faster back-ups while syncing iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

iTunes 9.1 Software - 4/10

iTunes 9 Software - 9/09

  • iTunes LP - music album for select albums on the iTunes Store with expanded visual features 
        live performance videos, lyrics, artwork, liner notes, interviews, photos, album credits
  • iTunes Extras - movies with features including documentaries, deleted scenes, interviews, interactive galleries
  • Home Sharing - Easily transfer music, movies and TV shows among up to five authorized computers in your home
        View up to five iTunes libraries on home network, see only library portion don’t already have
            import content directly to own libraries, automatically add new purchases from other computers into library
  • Genius Mixes - created using the results of over 27 million submitted music libraries with over 54 billion songs
        Automatically generates up to 12 endless mixes of songs from iTunes library
  • Improved syncing in iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1, Organize iPhone apps in iTunes 
        Sync music by artist and genre and sync photos by Events and Faces
  • iTunes Store on iPhone adds precut ringtone downloads with over 20,000 ringtones at $1.29
  • PR 9/09 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/09/09itunes.html

iTunes 8 Software - 9/08

   

  • The best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online
  • New Genius feature
        Automatically create playlists from songs in your music library that go great together
        Rediscover favorite songs in existing music library
        Suggests related music on the iTunes Store
  • New visual browsing interface
        Displays music and video libraries using album and video covers
        Navigate movies, TV shows, iPhone apps, podcasts and audiobooks
  • Genius playlists
        Select song, click Genius button
        iTunes creates playlist of songs that go great together from your own library
        Preview playlist, refresh list to choose different songs, save playlists
        Create Genius Playlists on-the-go with new iPod classic, iPod touch, iPod nano and iPhone
  • Genius sidebar in iTunes and recommends music from the iTunes Store
        Based on songs you select
        Information about your music library is combined with
            anonymously-gathered knowledge from millions of other iTunes users
  • PR 9/08 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/09/09itunes.html

iTunes Store - 9/08 (iTunes 8)

  • High definition television programs now for sale on iTunes Store
        HD programs ABC, NBC, Showtime, $2.99 per episode
        View on Mac or PC, or widescreen TV with Apple TV

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