Buy Buying Guides Comparing All the Recent iPod Models A simple guide to comparing iPod models Share Pin Email Print 5th Generation iPod touch. image copyright Apple Inc. Buying Guides Audio Computers & Tablets Smartphones Games & Consoles Gadgets TVs & Home Theater Cameras by Sam Costello Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. Updated October 25, 2018 56 56 people found this article helpful It can be hard to figure out what iPod model is best for you. Should you get a touch with its big screen and advanced features? But at its lower cost, is better to get a nano? How is a nano different than a Shuffle? And if you've got a huge music library, is a Classic your best bet? All of those questions can't be answered here (look here for answers to some), but you can start narrowing down which iPod is best for you by comparing models. This chart stacks up the features, benefits, and specifications of the latest model in each of Apple's iPod lines. While most of these iPod models have been cancelled by Apple — only the iPod touch is still being made by the company — it's pretty easy to track down the older models at a good price. This list of models and features, presented in an easy to read and compare format, will help point you towards the right purchase. To learn more about each iPod, read these reviews: iPod touchiPod nanoiPod ShuffleiPod Classic Current iPod Model Comparison Chart iPod Classic160GB iPod nano16GB iPod touch32GB iPod touch128GB iPod Shuffle2GB Songs Held* 40,000 4,000 7,000 28,000 500 Plays Video? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Records Video? No No 1080p HD 1080p HD No Screen Size** 2.5 2.5 4 4 None Screen Resolution 320x240 240x240 1136x640 1136x640 N/A Camera No No 8 megapixel/1.2 megapixel 8 megapixel/1.2 megapixel No Weight 4.9 ounces 1.1 ounces 3.10 ounces 3.10 ounces 0.44 ounces Size** 4.1x 2.4x .41 3.01x 1.56x .21 4.86x 2.31x .24 4.86x 2.31x .24 1.14x 1.24x .34 Battery Life*** Up to 36 hours Up to 30 hours Up to 40 hours Up to 40 hours Up to 15 hours Colors 2 7 6 6 7 Wi-Fi No No Yes Yes No App Store Support No No Yes Yes No Siri No No Yes Yes No Bluetooth No Yes Yes Yes No Price US$249 US$199 US$199 US$299 US$49 *songs encoded at 128 Kbps AAC, with an average length of 4 minutes** in inches*** for music playback All Require Mac: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or laterWindows: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3, or lateriTunes 10.7 or later Continue Reading Which iPad Should You Buy? All About Apple's iPod touch, Model By Model What Is the Best Current iPod? How Every iPhone Ever Made Compares How Does The iPod Shuffle Fare Against The Competition? Is the 7th Gen. iPod Nano Worth Your Money? iPhone 6 Series vs The New iPod Touch: Which Should You Buy? Comparing the iPod nano and Its Competitors How to Choose Between the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Compare Every iPad Model Ever Made Which iPad is Best For You? Charting the Evolution of the Apple TV The 7 Best Hard Drive MP3 Players to Buy in 2019 Which Used iPad Is Best for You: 2, 3, or 4? The Tale of the Tape: iPhone 6 vs the Competition What Do You Know About the History of the iPod?