|Electronics manufacturer Apple Inc., which about a decade and a half ago appeared near death, is today booming. The company’s resurrection was brought about by a series of releases of gadgets that had both visual appeal and great accessibility. Beginning with the iMac series of computers, the company’s devices had unique appearances that were pleasing to the eye, and functionality that was sometimes somewhat non-conventional. After they had unveiled both the iPod and iPhone in the 2000’s, though, Apple could genuinely claim to have transformed the outlook for electronic gadget design.
By the inception of the 2000’s, mp3 files, which contained high-quality audio and didn’t take up much hard disk space, were the digital medium of preference for music. Numerous portable mp3 players were launched, and these permitted users to carry files of their favorite songs with them and play them while they were on an outing. The iPod, though, was an mp3 player distinct from those that had been released before it, and was instantaneously well-liked. Songs and albums were all organized in quickly perusable lists on the intelligently-made visual display. With its white and silver-metallic outer covering, the gadget was a joy to behold without it even being active. Its scroll wheel, which a person would sweep their finger across to go up and down lists or modulate volume in-song, afforded a minimum of repetitive pressing actions on the device’s true buttons, which were used mainly for song selection and track skipping or searching. There were numerous further refinements to the design over the successive generations of the product, with the interface growing to be even less complicated to use. If an iPod case was used to house the unit, it became even more visually amazing, as such cases, created by various companies, tended to be showpieces by themselves.
The introduction of the iPhone, the company’s mobile phone, was likewise marked by loads of consumer passion. The phone’s touch display was the landmark new feature that the iPod had not possessed, however. Virtually all of the phone’s functions could be reached from this screen, with electronic buttons much like icons in a computer operating system being pushed. Moreover, the phone was a contemporary smartphone, implying that it could have a vast range of lower-powered software applications installed on it and browse the web. The design and application support features were so outstanding that they were actually replicated for a newer line of iPods named iPod Touch. As with iPod cases, there existed many different designs and colors of iPhone 3GS covers which could make the device jump out even more.
The influence of the landmark inventions that were the iPod and iPhone is unquestionable. The most technologically unaware of people could just pick up these cool-looking devices and use them, and the gizmos helped to make Apple’s name more well-known than ever before.