iPod, What Is It, And How It Differs From an MP3 Player
iPod is simply a MP3 player, made by Apple Inc. It comes with advanced feature set, and has high sound quality. But you ma y be wondering, if iPod is just an MP3 player then why there is a confusion between an MP3 player and iPod? Well the answer to this is simple - since iPod is a PMP that has a name whereas other MP3 players do not have a name, or are not called by consumers by any name; some people think that iPod is something other than a MP3 player or a special music player that is particularly attuned to someone's needs.
So why is iPod so popular? This is because it is really simple to use, comes in different shapes, designs and specs, and can have seamless integration with the iTunes software and iTunes Music Store. Basically, iPod was designed for Mac lovers and to work with the existing music organizer Apple iTunes. Today iTunes Music Store is the largest online music store on the internet that gives access to millions of high quality songs, with one-click no-hassle purchase experience. You can download these songs as well as different types of applications directly to your iPod. Furthermore, iPod and its accessories are conveniently available in every Wal-Mart and online shopping stores.
Many MP3 player manufacturers like Microsoft, Sandisk, Toshiba, etc also make very good MP3 players but not all of their players offer a complete music listening experience. Also, iTunes Music Store like online music store is not offered by all MP3 player manufacturers. These and some other are the reasons as to why Apple iPod is more popular than other MP3 music devices.
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