Apple’s current line of iPod devices
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ speech for the Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2011 has come and gone. Many new things coming down the pipeline from the Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation were announced at the conference such as the cloud-based storage service iCloud, the operating system iOS 5, and the Mac operating system OS X Lion. New revisions to the company’s current line of apple ipod portable media players were not mentioned at the conference, so don’t expect updated versions of the iPods for the time being.
With that said, there are currently four different models of iPods. First of which is the iPod shuffle. The shuffle has the lowest barrier to entry in terms of price. It’s tiny, holds hundreds of songs and can clip on to stuff.
A step up from the shuffle is the nano. The nano has seen the most evolution in terms of hardware revisions among the different iPod models. Currently, the latest nano is the smallest yet — about the same size as the shuffle but with a touch screen instead of buttons featured on the shuffle.
The original gangster of MP3 players for Apple was rebranded as the iPod classic. It’s the same general shape of the first ever iPod except it now holds more than 100GB of music. The classic’s main characteristic is its traditional wheel button.
Last but not least, the iPod touch is an app-enabled, touch screen device. The touch is basically an iPhone without the phone part, and a monthly phone contract. It can take pictures and shoot video, download apps from the App Store, surf the web and more.