Before I actually start this post, I am just going to state that we all know which iPod is going to win this. That is all.
IPOD TOUCH (32 GB) VS IPOD CLASSIC (160 GB) VS IPOD NANO (16 GB) VS IPOD SHUFFLE (2 GB)
CAPACITY (in songs) 7000 40 000 4000 500
WINNER: Quite obviously, the iPod Classic wins this. But, anyway, why would anyone have that many songs?
VIDEO PLAYING Yes Yes Yes No
WINNERS: iPod Touch, iPod Classic and the iPod Nano.
VIDEO RECORDING Yes No N0 No
WINNER: iPod Touch.
SCREEN SIZE (diagonal) 10.16 cm 6.35 cm 6.35 cm No screen
WINNER: iPod Touch.
SCREEN RESOLUTION 960 x 640 320 x 240 240 x 240 N/A
WINNER: iPod Touch, and by quite a distance…
BACK CAMERA 5 MP None None None
WINNER: iPod Touch, because it is the only one that HAS a back camera.
FRONT CAMERA 1.2 MP None None None
WINNER: Again, the iPod Touch is the only one that has a camera.
WEIGHT 88 grams 139 grams 31 grams 12 grams
WINNER: Personally, I would not like the weight of the nano or the shuffle. But, there can’t really be a winner.
SIZE (in mm) 123 x 59 x 6 104 x 62 x 11 77 x 38 x 5 29 x 32 x 9
WINNER: Again, there is no winner.
Audio Playback Up to 40 hours Up to 36 hours Up to 30 hours Up to 15 hours
Video Playback Up to 8 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 3.5 hours N/A
Fast Charge Time 2 hours 2 hours 1.5 hours 2 hours
( up to 80%)
Full Charge Time 4 hours 4 hours 3 hours 3 hours
WINNER: The iPod Touch clearly has the longest battery life. How does the Shuffle take that long to charge?
WI-FI Yes No No No
WINNER: iPod Touch, the only one that has Wi-Fi.
APP STORE Yes No No No
WINNER: Again, the iPod Touch is the only one with it.
BLUETOOTH Yes No Yes No
WINNER: This actually surprised me, that the Nano included Bluetooth now, but so be it. The Touch and Nano win this category.
PRICE AU$329 AU$279 AU$169 AU$55
WINNER: There really shouldn’t be a winner for this category, but the Nano’s price is REALLY cheap.
Outright category win = 1 point
Two category winners = 0.5 points each
Three category winners = 0.33 points each
iPod Touch: 8.83 points
iPod Nano: 1.83 points
iPod Classic: 1.33 points
iPod Shuffle: 0 points
The iPod Touch wins this post by, what would seem like, a mile. As soon as you started reading this post, you knew which iPod was going to win, didn’t you? Well, back to the conclusion. The iPod Touch won, or had a share of winning in every category, except how many songs it can hold (or the capacity). Because the iPod Classic is 160 GB, it can hold up to five times more songs than the Touch. The Classic got its points through the Capacity category and the Video Playing category. The Nano got its points, interestingly, from the Video Playing category, the Bluetooth category and the Price category. This was quite unexpected for me, because why would the Nano need Bluetooth? In the picture that describes it on the Apple page, (here is the link to the page, www.apple.com/au/ipod-nano/) it has a car option. This simply means that it can play music on the cars system without having to plug it in. Of course, some cars can’t do this and you need to plug it in anyway. Plus, the Nano shouldn’t have actually got points for the Price category… And last of all, the Shuffle got ABSOLUTELY NO POINTS. But, then again, when you think about it, why would something that has no screen, is AU$55 dollars and has an amazing capacity of 2 GB get any points against something with a 4-inch screen, that is AU$329 and has a capacity of 32 GB? The iPod Touch is what I was talking about then, in case you didn’t catch that. Now I will reveal the obvious winner,
WINNER: IPOD TOUCH