3. The “Traditional” iPods

As I try to make clear in Chapter 2, the iPod touch and the “traditional” iPods—today’s iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod shuffle—are completely different animals. The iPod touch lacks physical controls; the nano and classic sport the click wheel we’ve grown to know and love; and the shuffle’s wheel doesn’t click. The touch invites tapping and flicking; the traditional iPods, wheeling and pressing. In this chapter, I direct your attention to these wheel-bearing iPods.

On the Face of It

On the front of your iPod classic and iPod nano, you’ll find a display and set of navigation controls. The shuffle dispenses with the display and provides a simplified set of controls. On the first two generations (1G and 2G) of the ...

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