Why use CDs, when you’ve got iPods?

By: A person who did research on iPods


Yes, we all know that CDs are great, and they store lots of great music. But guess what? iPods are smaller, easier, and they even have more storage! In this report I’m going to tell you how iPods work, the accessories, and what they are and what they do. They are far better than CDs! iPods RULE!

What iPods are

       This paragraph is about the different kinds of iPods. According to Wikipedia, there are four major types of iPods. They're Classic, Shuffle, Nano and Touch. The Classic was the first iPod, then the Nano (which was the replacement of the Mini), then the Shuffle (the tiny one) and then the Touch (you control in by touching instead of buttons and the click wheel).(wikipedia.org). All of these iPods are really cool music players.

       Yes, I know iPods are cool, but what makes them different?. According to Julia Layton, “What makes it different from any other digital media player? The answer will differ depending on who you ask. Some might say it's the form factor -- the 80-GB iPod classic is less than half an inch (1.4 centimeters) deep and weighs about 4.9 ounces (140 grams) [source: Apple]. For comparison, the Zen Portable Media Center from Creative is 1.06 inches (2.7 centimeters) deep, weighs 12 ounces (340 grams) and has only 20 GB of hard drive space [source: Creative].” (howstuffworks.com) The iPod is a really unique digital music player. It is different from the other ones, because of the 3 Ss. Size, Storage and Style!!!

       Who uses iPods?. According to EveryiPod.com, “In general, the iPod is designed for anyone interested in carrying the equivalent of hundreds of CDs worth of music, and numerous other files, in a small, easy-to-use design that fits in one's pocket. In general, the iPod is designed for anyone interested in carrying the equivalent of hundreds of CDs worth of music, and numerous other files, in a small, easy-to-use design that fits in one's pocket.” (EveryiPod.com) It’s good that iPods are designed for everyone. They’re so cool and amazing, that it would be sad if they weren’t meant for everybody.

iPod History

Who’s one of the main guys who invented this awesome MP3 player?. According to Mary Bellis, “One man that could be named the father of the iPod is Tony Fadell. Tony Fadell was a former employee of General Magic and Phillips who wanted to invent a better MP3 player.” (about.com). Tony Fadell was definitely a person who contributed a lot to the invention of the iPod. He really wanted to invent a better music player. Tony Fadell

       This paragraph is about how iPods have improved over time. According to Wikipedia, the iPods have improved in many ways. They have gotten smaller, cooler, and even got more storage capacity. The first iPod had 10 gigabytes, the second had 20 gigabytes, and the storage space just keeps getting bigger and bigger!  They also keep getting smaller. The new iPod shuffle is really small and has 1 and 2 gigabytes! Wow! (wikipedia.org). I love how iPods have improved over time. I can’t wait to see what they’ll be like in 50 years from now!


How iPods Work

       This paragraph is about where the name iPod came from.  According to Wikipedia, “The name iPod was proposed by Vinnie Chieco, a freelance copywriter, who (with others) was called by Apple to figure out how to introduce the new player to the public. After Chieco saw a prototype, he thought of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the phrase "Open the pod bay door, Hal!", which refers to the white EVA Pods of the Discovery One spaceship.[2] Apple researched the trademark and found that it was already in use. Joseph N. Grasso of New Jersey had originally listed an "iPod" trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July 2000 for Internet kiosks. The first iPod kiosks had been demonstrated to the public in New Jersey in March 1998, and commercial use began in January 2000. The trademark was registered by the USPTO in November 2003, and Grasso assigned it to Apple Computer, Inc. in 2005.” (wikipedia.org) I’m so glad that the iPod is called the iPod. It’s so catchy and easy to remember. It also sounds really cool.

This paragraph is about whether or not iPod software has always worked on Mac and Windows. According to Wikipedia, “Originally, iPod software only worked with Macs; iPod software supported Windows starting with the second generation model.” (wikpedia.org) I’m glad that iPod software works on both programs. I have a Windows computer at home, and I also have an iPod. If iPods didn’t work on Windows, I would be really sad! L


This paragraph is about whether or not Rovers can take color pictures, and how you can have them on your iPod. According the Marshall Brain, the Rovers can take color pictures of the landscape around them with high-resolution camera on the mast. (howstuffworks.com) I’m really glad that Rovers can take color pictures up in space. Then we can know what space is like on our iPods, by getting podcasts and pictures! That’s really cool. You can use your iPod and learn about space at the same time! WOW!

The Accessories and Cool Features

       This paragraph is about an accessory for the iPod. According to Julia Layton, there are many accessories for iPods. One of the accessories are the Tavo gloves that keep your fingers warm and comfortable (while using your iPod in cold weather). (howstuffworks.com) I think it would be really cool to use you iPod and still keep your hands warm. The Tavo gloves would be really good to use while you go running.

       iPods are meant to be carried in style!. According to EveryiPod.com, “There are literally hundreds of iPod carrying cases ranging from "socks" and simple cloth or vinyl sleeve cases for less than US$10 to a ridiculously expensive Louis Vuitton leather case for US$265.” (EveryiPod.com) There are lots of neat ways to carry your iPod around. If you have an iPod, why not carry it in style?



I hoped you enjoyed learning about iPods. Didn’t I tell you they were better than CDs?  They are the coolest MP3 players that exist on this earth! I am proud to have done a report on them. J









Layton, Julia

iPods Accessories

April 3, 2008

This article talks about the different accessories the iPods has. It includes things about the iPod Hi-Fi system and Tavo gloves. There are lots of advertisements.






April 4, 2008

This article has lots and lots of information about iPods. It talks about the inventors, the iTunes store, battery issues, and much more. It even has pictures of all the different kinds of iPods.




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