Fact File about the Invention of the iPod: Invention: iPod *** Date of Invention: 2001 *** Name of Inventors:
Steve Jobs and Tony Fadell *** Nationality of Inventors: American *** Historical Period: Technology and Information Age *** Category: Communications and
Technology *** Country of Origin: America *** Facts about the Inventors, Steve
Jobs and Tony Fadell, and the invention of the
Fact 1: Who invented the iPod? The iPod was invented by Steve Jobs and Tony Fadell
of Apple Inc. in 2001 during the Technology and Information Age of inventions which was a paramount addition to advancements made in the area of Communications and Information.
Fact 2: Who invented the iPod? Prior to the invention of the iPod in
2001, Kane Kramer, a British inventor, developed and patented the idea of a
portable, plastic digital music player in 1979, but his patent expired and he we
unable to afford to renew the patent against the big businesses who had
developed the MP3 players.
Fact 3: Who invented the iPod? The early MP3 players were a great idea
but unwieldy. The early MP3 players were big and bulky, had limited memory
capacity and their batteries were short lived.
Fact 4: Who invented the iPod? Steve Jobs had co-founded the Apple
Computer Company (later Apple Inc.) with Steve Wozniak in 1976 and the company
quickly became a global phenonomen with the first mass-market personal computer
and the Apple Mac. The success of the personal
computer would be closely followed by the invention of the iPod in 2001.
Fact 5: Who invented the iPod? In 2001 Steve Jobs introduced the "Digital
Hub" strategy, a cohesive, interconnected plan to make all digital devices more
useful through the power of software.
Fact 6: Who invented the iPod? With his "Digital Hub" strategy in mind
Steve Jobs requested his team at Apple to find a way of making better MP3
players than those that were already available. The problem was the technology
required was not available.
Fact 7: Who invented the iPod? Jon Rubinstein, an Apple computer
scientist and electrical engineer, obtained a prototype hard drive from Toshiba
and passed the project on to Tony Fadell to head the Apple music player
Fact 8: Who invented the iPod? Tony Fadell wanted to transfer digital
music from compact discs or the computer. His goal was to "develop the best
portable product in the world to take your music where you want to go".
Fact 9: Who invented the iPod? Tony Fadell worked on the design of the
iPod with input from Steve Jobs. Their new, innovative MP3 player was different
from the others. It had a high quality and stylish case that was strong
and durable. The iPod also boasted huge storage capacities, an intuitive
interface, and total control over various forms of media.
Fact 10: Who invented the iPod? The name 'iPod' came from a freelance
copywriter called Vinnie Chieco, when the pure white device reminded him of
Stanley Kubrik’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and the immortal line, “Open the Pod Bay
Fact 11: Who invented the iPod? After just an 8 month development program
Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod on October 23, 2001 calling it a "breakthrough
digital device". Apple then released released its iTunes music jukebox software
offering legal music downloads for 99 cents per song.
Fact 12: Who invented the iPod? Tony Fadell on the first eighteen
generations of Apple's music player and also played a significant role in the
hardware design of the iPhone.
Fact 13: Who invented the iPod? The iPod eventually earned the
reputation of the coolest MP3 player on the market and became the most widely
purchased MP3 player.
Fact 14: Who invented the iPod? About the inventors: Tony Fadell, was
born on March 22, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He spent his early
years in Detroit, Michigan and was educated at the University of Michigan. Steve
Jobs was born in San Francisco on on February 24, 1955 and educated at Reed
College, Portland, Oregon.
Fact 15: Who invented the iPod? Tony Fadell collaborated with Steve Jobs
through 18 generations of Apple's iPod music player and served as its Vice
President of iPod Engineering from 2004 to 2006. He was also involved in the
hardware design of the original Apple iPhone.
Fact 14: Who invented the iPod? Tony Fadell left Apple in 2008 and
founded Nest Labs, Inc. He remained a good friend of Steve Jobs. He received the
Alva Award that honored him as "the next great serial inventor". In January 2015 Tony Fadell
began working for Google with the design and management of Google Glass, an
optical head-mounted display unit designed in the shape of a pair of spectacles.
Fact 15: Who invented the iPod? Steve Jobs went on to achieve massive
success with the iPhone followed by the iPad followed in 2010.
Steve Jobs unveiled the iCloud in 2011 but sadly died on October 5, 2012 as a
result of pancreatic cancer.