Favorite model of each iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by retta283, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. retta283 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2018
    Kingman, AZ
    Was wondering what your favorite model/revision of each iPod brand (classic, shuffle, nano, touch, mini) is. Lots of models to choose from.
    My favorites
    Classic: 6th gen
    Shuffle: 1st gen
    Nano: 3rd gen (even though the 4th is really close)
    Touch: 2nd gen
    Mini: 2nd gen

    Favorite overall: Nano 3rd gen, great design and feature set with good sound.
  2. Avenged110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2010
    Greatest Country on Earth
    classic: 4th gen. with monochrome display (third gen. is cool, too)
    touch: 1st gen (though the 5th is beautiful)
    I've never used the mini, shuffle, or nano, aside from a 6th gen nano I use as a watch (yeah, I know). I've always liked the look of the 4th gen shuffle, though.

    While I (if I had to pick) prefer the audio of the 3rd gen. classic, my favorite iPod is the 4th gen. classic. Such a wonderfully simple device and it's so easily repaired/upgraded. There is something alluring about the 1st gen. touch running iOS 1.1, though.
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    As far as the design goes,

    Classic - 5th
    Shuffle - 3rd
    Nano - 4th
    Touch - 2nd
    Mini - 1st

    Out of those, I only had the 5th generation classic which is my favorite overall for nostalgic reasons. Used to see some of the others in the wild though.

    Nothing wrong with the 6th gen Nano as a watch as long as you're getting what you want out of it.
  4. Slix macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2010
    Having used and owned many different iPods, I feel like this changes fairly often, but here goes:

    Classic: 4th gen photo
    Shuffle: 4th gen
    Nano: 6th gen
    Touch: 4th gen
    Mini: 2nd gen

    I guess I have a thing for even generations. :p

    I'd probably say the iPod nano could alternate between 1st and 6th gens, but the 6th gen's clip wins me over every time. Plus, VoiceOver is really nice.

  5. retta283 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2018
    Kingman, AZ
    I am one of the people that hated the iPod nano 6th gen when it came out, but I've warmed up to it. Haven't owned one yet, though. I like the idea, but I wish they would've still sold a click wheel model.
  6. togruber macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2018
    classic: 5.5G
    mini: 2G
    nano: 1G
    shuffle: 3G
    touch: none

  7. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    Classic: 3rd gen
    Mini: 2nd gen
    Nano: 6th gen
    Shuffle: 4th gen
    Touch: totally indifferent.
  8. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Original: the one, the only... wow , the beauty of the design, and novelty of the clickwheel approach to navigating MP3 play and refresh options vs alternatives at the time. Also, it was no slouch on hours of play off a charge. I often got three 12-hour workdays out of the thing before it needed a recharge. The thing still works but of course can only be content-refreshed off an equally obsolete Mac with a Firewire drive at this point. I still have a 15" Ti G4 powerbook so that's an option I exercise now and then.

    Shuffle: 1st gen (for sound quality)

    Mini: meh, whatever i got, the original I guess, I was a fan of until the 1st gen nano showed up

    Nano: 2nd gen (durability), runner up 7th gen for BT and radio)

    Touch: 3rd gen has proved a better deal for me than the 5th, i e-cycled the latter already.

    Classic: original 160GB (battery performance on a single charge better than the next gen)
  9. codernova macrumors member


    May 13, 2019
    80 GB 5.5g with the (better?) DAC then subsequent ones. Well, mostly I like that one because it's the only one I've ever owned and it's still working great (original battery as well) after owning it for about 12 years.

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