Current iPod Options

You might well have seen the different iPod variants that are available, but how do you know which one is right for you? Below, you’ll find a summary of these three differing options:

  • iPod Touch
  • iPod Nano
  • iPod Shuffle

iPod Touch

The Touch is more like a phone than any of the other versions and boasts the following features:

  • Full Apple Music access (through Wi-Fi)download
  • Gaming options
  • A8 chip
  • Retina display: 4 inch
  • iSight Camera – 8-megapixel & FaceTime Camera

With complete connectivity to the Internet, it seems that the only thing missing compared to the iPhone is the option to make calls!

iPod Nano

A more traditional looking music player, there are much fewer features compared to the Touch:

  • Plays music stored on the device only (no connection to Apple Music through Wi-Fi)
  • Lightweight – 31 grams and only 5.4mm in thickness
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • FM Radio
  • Nike+ fitness support

You could say this is almost the replacement of the iPod Classic – a music system all rolled into one with you plugging into iTunes through your computer and organising your music and files that way. With the added FM Radio and Bluetooth options, there is some connectivity but you’re lacking Wi-Fi.

iPod Shuffle

This is your barebones music playing device. It’s miniature but extremely powerful with some simple features:

  • Plays music stored on the device only (no connection to Apple Music through Wi-Fi)
  • Clickable controls
  • VoiceOver – tells you the song and artist at the click of a button

There’s zero connectivity with the shuffle so you’re fully reliant on iTunes to create playlists and synchronise new music to your device.

Summary

Making an informed decision isn’t always easy. If you already possess a smartphone then perhaps you’d be more interested in the shuffle for a small music device. If you’d like a separate device to your smartphone and want to keep the connectivity, then maybe take a look at the Touch. Alternatively, if you’d like something between the two, then the Nano could be the way to go.

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