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We're considering starting a petition to officially designate September as Apple iPod month, since it seems the first month of autumn has been graced with new iPods for as long as we can remember. This year is no exception either, with Apple launching a brand new range of whisper-thin iPod nanos in nine exciting colours as well as a refined iPod touch.
The Apple iPod touch is a curious beast. It looks like an iPhone, works like an iPhone. It even includes Wi-Fi and web-surfing like the iPhone. And yet it patently isn't one - a quick look across its glass-covered fascia will tell you that
What makes an iPod an iPod? It can't be the interface, because Creative says it designed that (natch). Could it be the clickwheel? Well the new iPod touch doesn't have one of them so it can't be that either, really. So what is it? The answer is a word that begins with 'q' and ends with 'uality'
Stubby. That was the first word that popped into our heads when we clapped eyes on the new iPod nano. Three seconds later, though, with the device lying seductively in our hands, we turned from sceptic to believer
This is the state of the art as far as iPods get. In almost all respects, this is the same as the fifth-generation iPod released in 2005, and commonly known as the iPod Video
This, the fifth generation of Apple's music player, is the first with video compatibility, but this newfound feature is more of an afterthought than a top selling point
What can you say about the iPod that hasn't already been said? Its signature white headphones can be seen dangling from the ears of every other person that you pass on the street - it's quite simply become one of the cultural icons...