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Review: iPod nano, classic, and shuffle

The newcomer will have their own product review. In this article we will focus on the changes and improvements made to the current iPod model range: the redesigned nano, the renowned iPod classic, and the more colorful iPod shuffle.

The shuffle

The changes can be summarized as follows:

same iPod.

Different colors.

Final point.

The truth is that there are some more details, although certainly not many. IPod shuffle has been the least changed of all models.

In fact, the only difference is the color since the only one that remains is the silver introduced a year ago, while the rest of the colors presented in January have been replaced by a new range. Shuffle is now available in a softer volume of blue and green, as well as light purple and a new (PRODUCT) RED version. All models have a capacity of 1 GB and are sold for a price of 79 EUR.

IPod nano and iPod classic

If previous versions of the iPod nano and the regular iPod were especially defined by their differences, the most notable thing about the new iPod nano and iPod classic (Apple’s new official name for the standard-size iPod line) is perhaps the most That look alike.

The new iPod classic receives the nano’s anodized metal casing in black or silver, at least on its front face; the back is still metallic. This should make the classic’s face less prone to scratches, although the combination of anodized metal on the front and shiny metal on the back is a bit odd at first. The classic’s headphone jack has been moved from top to bottom, thus offering a similar placement to the nano. (It seems that it is no longer possible to get the composite video signal through this connector using Apple’s iPod AV cable, instead you will need to use the new Component AV or Composite AV Cable (49 EUR) in the dock connector, or well a cradle that supports video output.

IPod classic is slightly thinner than its predecessor, plus it offers considerably more storage: the new 80GB model is 10.5mm thick, and the 160GB model is 13.5mm thick. mm. On the other hand, the new iPod classics are not much heavier.

The iPod classic screen is the same 2.5-inch size and 320 x 240-pixel resolution as the previous model, although battery life has been significantly improved. The smallest capacity model goes from offering 14 hours of music playback or 3.5 hours of video playback to 30 hours of audio or 5 hours of video. The 160GB model offers 40 hours of music or 7 hours of video playback (compared to 20 or 6 hours, respectively, for the earlier 80GB iPod). Apple now also includes 4 games with every iPod classic: Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike.

The new iPod nano is wider (52.3mm) and smaller (69.8mm) compared to the previous nano, while the thickness remains at 6.5mm. The 2 GB model of the previous range has disappeared, leaving a 4 GB version in silver and 8 GB available in the same colors as the new shuffle, although in this case black replaces purple.