The iPod music player came from Apple's "digital hub" section, when the company began creating software for the growing market of personal mobile devices. Digital cameras, camcorders and organizers had well-established mainstream markets, but the company found existing digital music players "big and clunky or small and useless" with the user interfaces being "unbelievably awful", so Apple decided to develop its own.
As ordered by CEO Steve Jobs, Apple's hardware engineering chief Jon Rubinstein assembled a team of engineers to design the iPod, including hardware engineers Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey, and design engineer Jonathan Ive. The product was developed in less than one year and unveiled on October 23, 2001. Since then the iPod has become the biggest digital music player ever and has turned the digital music market on its head.
You will need to know the exact model or series of Apple iPod you have, as the reset technique is different for many of the Acer units. If you are unable to locate the model information it can normally be found inside the battery compartment.
Once you have this information, just select your unit from the Apple iPod Model list, and follow the reset instructions exactly.