Chapter 2The iPod Family

At the heart of the iPod phenomenon is the iPod itself. That said, there is no such thing as the iPod. Apple makes a number of different iPod models, with different styles, features, functionality, and capacity. And today’s iPods are subtly different from previous iPods, even within the same model line.

Read on, then, to learn a little more about the different iPod models—and to get to know the entire iPod family.

Common Features

Whether you have an 80GB fifth-generation iPod or a shiny metallic iPod shuffle, the basic functionality is similar. All iPods play back digital audio files and multiple-file playlists, in either sequential or random order. The more advanced iPods also display digital photographs and play back ...

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