No current apple products have USB 3.No they are not all the same. If that is a USB 2 cable it will not work well. If the old iPod is a fifth gen video Nano then you should be OK. A Classic I would doubt it had USB 3.
I have an old cable from a car charger and I found it would take 4 times as long to sync since it was a USB 2 - they are still fine for just charging.
You and me both. I was in the Apple store yesterday waiting to see the Genius, and was looking at some stuff with Safari, and suddenly couldn't get the cursor to move properly. I fiddled around and finally my mind came back and I realized I was trying to use the magic mouse like a trackpad. sheesh.My mistake. I meant 1 and 2 not 2 and 3. hard to keep all the old stuff straight at my age.