2010年8月17日星期二

iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS is the third generation of iPhone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was introduced on June 8, 2009 at the WWDC 2009 which took place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. Its features primarily consist of faster performance, a camera with higher resolution and video capability, voice control,[9] and support for 7.2 Mbps HSDPA downloading (but remains limited to 384 kbps uploading as Apple had not implemented the HSUPA protocol).[10] It was released in the U.S., Canada and six European countries on June 19, 2009,[2] in Australia and Japan on June 26, and internationally in July and August 2009. The iPhone 3GS runs Apple's iOS operating system, the same operating system as used on previous iPhones, the iPad, and the iPod touch. It is primarily controlled by a user's fingertips on the multi-touch display, which is sensitive to fingertip contact. Without modification, the iPhone restricts users from running any software that is not explicitly approved by Apple and distributed via its App Store. Doing so could potentially cause issues with software functionality which may not be covered under warranty. The iPhone 3GS is preceded by the iPhone 3G and succeeded by the iPhone 4.





Power Built-in rechargeable li-ion battery[4]


3.7 V 1219 mAh

CPU Samsung S5L8920 ARM Cortex-A8[5]

833 MHz

Underclocked to 600 MHz[6]

Storage capacity 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB flash memory

Memory 256 MB eDRAM

Display 3.5-inch screen (diagonally)

320-by-480-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

2:3 aspect ratio

24-bit (16.7m-color) LCD

Graphics PowerVR SGX GPU[7]

Input Multi-touch touchscreen display

3-axis accelerometer

Digital compass

Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor

Microphone

Headset controls

Camera 3.0 MP with video (VGA at 30 fps), geotagging, and automatic focus, white balance, & exposure

Connectivity Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

(850 900 1800 1900 MHz)

Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA

(800 850 1900 2100 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

USB 2.0/Dock connector[8]
Reference:Apple offical website 2010,Apple offical website ,ACT,viewed 1 August 2010,

2010年8月9日星期一

2nd Generation of iphone

The iPhone 3G
 is the second generation of iPhone. It was the successor to the original iPhone, and is succeeded by the iPhone 3GS. Introduced on June 9, 2008 at the WWDC 2008 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The 3G was very similar to its predecessor, it contained the same 2 MP camera and did not support video recording, and its performance was limited by the same 128 MB eDRAM memory unit.[10] Nevertheless, the 3G featured several improvements over the original. It supported Assisted GPS and Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA.




A rear view of the original iPhone (left) made of aluminum and plastic, and the iPhone 3G, made entirely from a hard plastic material
 
 
 
 
Release date July 11, 2008 (2008-07-11)
 
 
Power Built-in rechargeable li-ion battery[4]



3.7 V 1150 mAh


CPU Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM 1176JZ(F)-S v1.0[5]


620 MHz


Underclocked to 412 MHz[6]

Storage capacity 8 GB or 16 GB flash memory

Memory 128 MB eDRAM[7]

Display 3.5-inch screen (diagonally)

320-by-480-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

2:3 aspect ratio

18-bit (262,144-color) LCD

Graphics PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU[8]

Input Multi-touch touchscreen display

3-axis accelerometer


Proximity sensor


Ambient light sensor


Microphone


Headset controls


Camera 2.0 MP with geotagging


Connectivity Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE


(850 900 1800 1900 MHz)


Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA


(800 850 1900 2100 MHz)


Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)


Bluetooth 2.0


USB 2.0/Dock connector[9]


Online services App Store, iTunes Store, MobileMe


Dimensions 115.5 mm (4.55 in) (h)


62.1 mm (2.44 in) (w)


12.3 mm (0.48 in) (d)


Weight 133 g (4.7 oz)









Reference:Apple offical website 2010,Apple offical website ,ACT,viewed 1 August 2010,

iPhone (original)

The iPhone —
retroactively labeled the original iPhone or the iPhone 2G— was the first generation of iPhone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. and was succeeded by the iPhone 3G. It was announced on January 9, 2007[9] after months of rumors and speculation.[10] It was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 before being marketed in Europe. It featured quad-band GSM with GPRS and EDGE.

 
 
Release date June 29, 2007
Power Built-in rechargeable li-ion battery[3] 3.7 V 1400 mAh

CPU Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM 1176JZ(F)-S v1.0[4] 620 MHz

Underclocked to 412 MHz[5]

Storage capacity 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB flash memory

Memory 128 MB eDRAM[6]

Display 3.5-inch screen (diagonally)     

320-by-480-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

2:3 aspect ratio

18-bit (262,144-color) LCD

Graphics PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU     

Input Multi-touch touchscreen display
3-axis accelerometer

Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor

Microphone

Headset controls

Camera 2.0 MP with geotagging

Connectivity Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

(850 900 1800 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)

Bluetooth 2.0
USB 2.0/Dock connector

Online services App Store, iTunes Store, MobileMe

Dimensions 115 mm (4.5 in) (h)

61 mm (2.4 in) (w)

11.6 mm (0.46 in) (d)

Weight 135 g (4.8 oz)









Reference:Apple offical website 2010,Apple offical website ,ACT,viewed 1 August 2010,

Apple TV

Apple TV is
 a digital media receiver made and sold by Apple. It is a small form factor network appliance designed to play digital content originating from the iTunes Store, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe or any Mac OS X or Windows computer running iTunes onto an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television. Apple TV can function as either a home theater-connected iPod device or a digital media receiver, depending on the needs of the user. It was first announced at a special press event in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2006, by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.




The latest Apple set top box began to evolve in late 2005. Apple released the iMac G5 (iSight) computer, which included the Apple Remote and Front Row media center software. Industry experts[who?] noted the iMac's display as too small for use in the living room. By early 2006, the Intel-based Mac Mini included the Apple Remote, 5.1 digital audio, and an updated Front Row interface that would play shared media. Because of these features and the Mini's small form factor, consumers began using the Mini as a Mac-based home theater PC.


Apple TV was first announced as the work in progress "iTV" at a special press event in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2006. Apple CEO Steve Jobs demoed a modified Front Row interface using the Apple Remote. Industry experts described the appliance as a "short Mac Mini" that was too small to be a Mac. Jobs also announced enhanced fifth generation iPods, the addition of films to the iTunes Store and the release of version 7 of iTunes.



Jobs again previewed Apple TV during his January 9 keynote speech at the 2007 Macworld Expo, where he announced that Apple would begin taking pre-orders for the device. Apple TV started shipping on March 21, 2007.



A second version with a larger 160 GB hard disk started shipping on May 31, 2007. On January 15, 2008, Jobs announced a major software upgrade to the Apple TV system (dubbed "Take Two") at the 2008 San Francisco Macworld Event. The free update removed the requirement for another computer running the iTunes software client to stream or load content to the device. The update also added the ability to rent and purchase movies and music from the iTunes Store directly from the device, as well as download podcasts and stream photos live from MobileMe (.Mac at the time) and Flickr.

Reference:Apple offical website 2010,Apple offical website ,ACT,viewed 1 August 2010,

The oldest product-Mac

The Macintosh or Mac,
 is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. The first Macintosh was introduced on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface.[2] The company continued to have success through the second half of the 1980s, only to see it dissipate in the 1990s as the personal computer market shifted towards IBM PC compatible machines running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.






The Macintosh project started in the late 1970s with Jef Raskin













The Macintosh 128k was announced to the press in October 1983, followed by an 18-page brochure included with various magazines in December


In 1985, the combination of the Mac, Apple’s LaserWriter printer, and Mac-specific software like Boston Software’s MacPublisher and Aldus PageMaker enabled users to design, preview, and print page layouts complete with text and graphics—an activity to become known as desktop publishing









Microsoft Windows 3.0,which began to approach the Macintosh operating system in both performance and feature set, was released in May 1990 and was a usable, less expensive alternative to the Macintosh platform. Apple's response was to introduce a range of relatively inexpensive Macs in October 1990.






Apple replaced the Macintosh Portable in 1991 with the first of the PowerBook line: the PowerBook 100, a miniaturized Portable; the 16 MHz 68030 PowerBook 140; and the 25 MHz 68030 PowerBook 170



On January 11, 2005, Apple announced the release of the Mac Mini priced at US$499,the least expensive Mac to date















Apple discontinued the use of PowerPC microprocessors in 2006

















In recent years, Apple has seen a significant boost in sales of Macs. Many claim that this is due, in part, to the success of the iPod, a halo effect whereby satisfied iPod owners purchase more Apple equipment. The inclusion of the Intel chips is also a factor. From 2001 to 2008, Mac sales increased continuously on an annual basis.















Reference:Apple offical website 2010,Apple offical website ,ACT,viewed 1 August 2010,

iPad

The iPad




 is a tablet computer designed and developed by Apple. It is particularly marketed as a platform for audio and visual media such as books, periodicals, movies, music, and games, as well as web content. At about 700 grams, its size and weight are between those of most contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. Apple released the iPad in April 2010, and sold 3 million of the devices in 80 days.



The iPad comes with several applications, including Safari, Mail, Photos, Video, YouTube, iPod, iTunes, App Store, iBooks, Maps, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, and Spotlight Search.[64] Several are improved versions of applications developed for the iPhone.




The iPad syncs with iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC.[5] Apple ported its iWork suite from the Mac to the iPad, and sells pared down versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps in the App Store.[5] Although the iPad is not designed to replace a mobile phone, a user can use a wired headset or the built-in speaker and microphone and place phone calls over Wi-Fi or 3G using a VoIP application.
Reference:Apple offical website 2010,Apple offical website ,ACT,viewed 1 August 2010,

2010年8月2日星期一

iPod vs Touch

Touch















is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, and Wi-Fi mobile platform designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The product was launched on September 5, 2007, at an event called The Beat Goes On.The iPod Touch adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line. It is the first iPod with wireless access to the iTunes Store, and also has access to Apple's App Store, enabling content to be purchased and downloaded directly on the device. Apple Inc. has sold over 32 million iPod Touch units as of the end of 2009.










The 2nd generation iPod Touch, featuring external volume controls, a built-in speaker, a contoured back, built-in Nike+, Bluetooth support, and the ability to connect a microphone, was unveiled on September 9, 2008, at the "Let's Rock" keynote presentation.




The 3rd generation iPod Touch with iPhone OS 3.1 was announced and subsequently released on September 9, 2009.[6] It is available with 32GB or 64GB of flash memory. Apple also continued offering the 2nd generation 8 GB version.The new 3rd generation iPod Touch includes faster hardware (the same microprocessors, graphics engine, and RAM as the iPhone 3GS), a slightly lower battery life, voice control, light sensor, and bundled earphones with a remote and microphone. The 2nd and 3rd generation iPod Touch can now be updated to iOS 4.x for free, but can not take advantage of features using the iPhone's camera or GPS receiver.















iPod Classic History

iPod Classic
is a portable media player marketed by Apple Inc. To date, there have been six generations of the iPod Classic, as well as a spin-off (the iPod Photo) that was later re-integrated into the main Classic line. All generations use a 1.8-inch hard drive for storage.


The "Classic" retronym was introduced with the introduction of the sixth-generation iPod Classic on 5 September 2007; prior to this, an iPod Classic was simply referred to as an iPod.
 
 
 
 
FIRST GENERATION                                             
 
 
 










                                                                                                                                  October 23, 2001













Second generation


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                   In JULY 17, 2002
 
 
 
 
Third generation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                         April 28, 2003
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fourth generation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                   July 19, 2004
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth generation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                         October 12, 2005,
 
 
Sixth generation                                                                                                     
 
 
                                                                                                                      September 5, 2007
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating system and firmware


The iPod's operating system is stored on its dedicated storage medium. An additional NOR flash ROM chip (either 1 MB or 512 KB) contains a bootloader program that tells the device to load its OS from the storage medium. Each iPod also has 32 MB of RAM, although the 60 and 80 GB fifth generation, and the sixth generation models have 64 MB. A portion of the RAM is used to hold the iPod OS loaded from firmware, but the majority of it serves to cache songs from the storage medium. For example, an iPod could spin its hard disk up once and copy approximately 30 MB of upcoming songs into RAM, thus saving power by not requiring the drive to spin up for each song. Rockbox and iPodLinux offer open-source alternatives to the standard firmware and operating system, respectively. However, at the current time these are both unavailable for use with the 6th generation iPod Classic due to encryption used on the official firmware.

IPOD NANO AND ITS 5 GENERATIONS


The iPod Nano


is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple. The first generation of the iPod Nano was introduced in the end of 2005 as a replacement for the iPod mini. It uses flash memory, like the iPod Shuffle, but with a 56 millimetres (2.2 in) QVGA display on the latest model, and the "click wheel" found on the iPod Classic. The iPod Nano has gone through five models, or generations, since its introduction. The fifth generation (current) supports FM radio, video recording, a microphone for voice memos, a pedometer, and a slightly larger screen than that of the previous generation.




First generation










Second generation                                           













Third generation















Fourth generation















Fifth generation




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Reference:Apple offical website 2010,Apple offical website ,ACT,viewed 1 August 2010,