The new iPods are released for a while now. And Microsoft just announce Zune 2. I think it is time for me to do a short review on the new iPods.
iPod Touch: 3 out of 5 stars.
Revolutionary user interface with multi-touch. Big screen. Wi-Fi and Safari web browsing. Over-the-air music purchasing.
Very limited storage not good for storing videos. No wireless sync. Cannot input Calendar items. Does not support 3rd party applications. No bluetooth. No microphone. Apple evilly and intentionally made iPod touch a very limited device.
It is a fancy device and does what it can do very well.
iPod Classic: 2 out of 5 stars
Larger storage, cheaper and metal case, enhanced user interface
Only black and silver color option. NO bigger screen, NOT compatible with older iPod games, NO higher resolution, NO any kind of wireless, has not changed much for over 2 years, and that’s the worst thing ever.
iPod nano: 3 out of 5 stars
Bigger screen. Ability to play video. Will have games. Color is okay. Cheaper while larger storage. Enhanced user interface.
Fat form factor is not as charming as previous version. Color is okay but not vibrant as previous version. Polished metal back prone to scratches, a step back from previous version. Nothing really exciting.
iPod Shuffle 2nd gen
Remain unchanged. Even the price. Boo! Apple should have lowered at least $10 for the shuffle.
Overall the current product line of iPods are very disappointing. Without the halo, it is barely competitive in terms of specs.