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At Apple's September 9, 2009 event, a fifth generation

iPod Nano was unveiled with reduced prices on the larger

model (at the time of release, the 8GB is priced at $149
and the 16GB at $179), a new glossy case, larger, 2.2"
diagonal screen (up from 2." in third and fourth generation
iPod Nanos), it also features an integrated video camera
with special effects, microphone, FM Radio with iTunes
tagging (via RDS) and Live Pause, Nike + iPod Support
and speaker (features more anticipated with the iPod

It is also available in grey, charcoal, purple, blue, green,

orange and pink. The exclusive range features a yellow
and a red version.

The iPod was launched on the October 23, 2001.

the iPod has recently boomed up to date selling
millions world wide. At the September 9, 2009 key-
note presentation at the Apple Event, Phil Schiller
announced total cumulative sales of iPods had ex-
ceeded 220 million. A popular iPod has been the
iPod Nano.

The iPod Nano is a portable media player with a

video camera designed and marketed by Apple.
The first generation of the iPod Nano was intro-
duced in 2005. It uses flash memory, like the iPod
Shuffle, but with a 2.2 inch (diagonal) QVGA
display and the "click wheel" found on the iPod Clas-
sic. The iPod Nano has gone through five models,
or generations, since its introduction. The fifth gen-
eration (current) supports FM radio, video re-
cording, a microphone for voice memos, a pedome-
ter, and a slightly larger screen than that of the pre-
vious generation.

Mp3 History Timeline

1987 - The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany began

research code-named EUREKA project EU147,
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).

January 1988 - Moving Picture Experts Group or

MPEG was established as a subcommittee of the
International Standards Organization/International
Electrotechnical Commission or ISO/IEC.

April 1989 - Fraunhofer received a German patent

for MP3.

1992 - Fraunhofer and Dieter Seitzer‟s audio cod-

ing algorithm was integrated into MPEG-1.

1993 - MPEG-1 standard published.

1994 - MPEG-2 developed and published a year


November 26, 1996 - United States patent issued

for MP3

September 1998 - Fraunhofer started to enforce

their patent rights. All developers of MP3 encoders
or rippers and decoders/players now have to pay a
licensing fee to Fraunhofer.
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know about music technology.

Mp3‟s are the industry standard‟s in music file formatting.

Mp3‟s are a patented digital audio encoding format using
a form of lossy data compression. Mp3‟s stand for Mov-
ing Picture Experts Group as part of its MPEG-1 stan-
dard. It was approved as an ISO/IEC standard in 1991.


Mp4 players are the next step up from Mp3 players. The
name MP4 player is a marketing term for portable media
players that comply with certain standards and formats.
The main difference is that mp4 can support video for-
mats rather than just music.