“iPod has received the accolade of best Internet Audio Device in European Imaging and Sound Association’s (EISA) annual awards,” reports MacWorld. EISA credit the iPod as: ‘A standard-bearer for the future of Internet music.'”
“The iPod received the award based on the success of Apple’s iTunes Music Store, described as: ‘The first successful paid-for Internet music service.’ The Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec, employed by the store and the iPod, is also highlighted. AAC is described as: ‘Superior’ and ‘Giving better sound quality for a given data rate,'” MacWorld reports.
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