2. Touching the iPod touch

The iPod touch and the “traditional” iPod nano and classic are completely different beasts with regard to controls and interface. As such, they merit their own chapters. I’ll begin with the most tactile member of the family: the iPod touch.

Physical Controls and Ports

The controls on the iPod touch couldn’t be more minimal (FIGURE 2.1). Search all you like, but you won’t find a click wheel, Center button, or volume switch. The iPod touch has exactly two buttons. At the bottom of the iPod’s display, you’ll find a single indented round button. This is the Home button, and as its name implies, it takes you to the touch’s Home screen nearly every time you press it. (OK, I’ll end the suspense. You also use the Home button ...

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