When it comes to the MP3 player, there is no questioning the fact that Apple has all of its bases covered. Ever since the original iPod made its way onto store shelves, Apple has basically dominated the portable music market. Even though they already had the MP3 player market covered, Apple wanted to take their innovation to the next level. In late 2007, the iPod Touch was released, which would completely redefine the functionality of the modern MP3 player.
The release of the iPod Touch marked the end of an era when iPods were just MP3 players. The iPod touch redefined the capability of a portable device. Upon the opening of the App Store, doors were opened for hundred, if not thousands, of developers. Developers were able to create applications to cover just about anything a person would need to do throughout their day. Currently, there are over 500,000 applications available for download in the App Store.
Games on the iPod Touch are by far some of the best selling applications. The iPod Touch has a strong enough processor to handle games that require quite a few resources. There are games ranging in all categories, from puzzle games, to arcade games, shooters, and even card games. These games are great to pass time and many people enjoy just relaxing with their iPod and a quick game.
There are also many applications for tracking things. There are tons of applications out there for iPhones for tracking purchases and keeping track of spending. These are very useful, as a person can often remember to enter a charge into a device whereas writing it down usually results in a person forgetting or losing the paper the information was written on. In addition, there are applications to track things like calories and distance walked / ran over a course of time. Pretty much anything that a person would wish to keep track of, the iPhone allows a person to keep track of it.
In addition to those two categories of applications, there are also thousands of apps for pretty much anything a person would consider doing. There are map / direction applications, useful for people trying to find their way around. There are applications that use the internet to research information (such as movie or business reviews). There are applications of many, many other styles as well. Basically, if an idea is feasible, there's most likely an application for it in the App Store. There is a reason Apple has been on top for so long and it's because of feature rich devices like the iPad Touch.