Buy Buying Guides Comparing All the Recent iPod Models A simple guide to comparing iPod models Share Pin Email Print 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 February 28, 2019 61 61 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, 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 all of these iPod models have been canceled by Apple, it's pretty easy to track down most of the 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 (in 2014) 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 Charting the Evolution of the Apple TV Help For Your Frozen iPod: How to Restart Every iPod All About Apple's iPod touch, Model By Model A Beginner's Guide to Setting Up Your New iPod What Do You Know About the History of the iPod? How to Set Up an iPod Which iPad is Best For You? This Is the Number of iPods Sold All-Time The History of the iPod Nano and All Its Models iPads vs iPhones vs iPods: How Do the Prices Compare? Here's Everything You Need to Know About the iPod nano Comparing the iPod nano and Its Competitors How to Sync Music to Your iPod with iTunes 5 Wireless Mice for Under $50 Here's What You Need to Know About the iPod Shuffle What Is the Best Current iPod?