What you Need to Know About the Apple iPod Classic MP3 Player
Apple is one of the largest companies that designs and sells electronic devices. One of their devices is the classic Apple iPod MP3 music player. It is a device that can play and store digital video and audio files.
The iPod comes in different storage capacities. For example, the iPod classic has a storage of 160 GB, which is enough to hold about 40,000 songs.
There are different kinds of iPods such as the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle, which have continued to evolve with time. However, Tim Cook recently said that Apple could no longer access the design and components of this iPod so the company quietly pulled the classic from its website.
What are the features of the iPod Classic MP3 player?
The Classic iPod doesnt come pre-installed with any apps. This is after Apple removed click-wheel games from the iTunes. You wont even find Bluetooth sharing options for music streaming and airplay. The iPod classic maintains the basic formula of the iPods original success.
You can load it up with music, audiobooks, podcasts, and videos using the Apples iTunes software via your computer. Unlike the previous 2nd generation iPods, the iPod classic has the capability to create genius playlists. This is based on the musical characteristics of the song. If youve enabled automatic syncing in iTunes, you can transfer the songs to your computer.
It can support H.264 or MPEG-4 video in MOV, M4V or MP4 formats. Additionally, you can either buy or rent videos using the iTunes online store.
Just like most Apple digital devices, iPods feature an extra data storage system and this varies depending on the model. Furthermore, this iPod is compatible with other third-party headsets.
How do I update my iPod classic?
Apple doesnt release updates as often as they do with the iPhone owing to the few number of iPods that are sold. Most of these software updates include support for new features and bug fixes. With the Apple iPhone, you can update the system wirelessly over WiFi network but thats not the case with the iPod. Here is how to do that:
- Use a USB cable to connect your iPod to the computer. This will automatically launch iTunes. Just as you would do with your iPad.
- Sync your iPod to the PC. This has now been made much easier due to the introduction of a Windows-compatible version of iTunes.
- Tap the iPod icon on the left-hand-side column then click on "Summary." Here you will see the current operating system of your iPod and whether the one you want to install is the latest one.
- Based on your computer settings, you will get popup windows to confirm that you want to download the system and then install it on your iPod after which it will restart.
It is important that before you update your iPod, you back-up your data to avoid loss of data. However, there are still ways in which you can recover your data after an update.
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