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Have an iPod touch? Sister site has a Mac specs app (that also covers the iPod models) entirely designed for the small screen of the iPod touch. Check it out!

Established in 1996, originally spun-off to cover the iPod separately from the Mac and with greater detail. More recently, in response to the increasing diversity of Apple's "i" line, the spin-off site was expanded as since has been repurposed to highlight iPod-specific info from, like detailed specs and answers for all iPod models, much as the site did prior to the introduction of the iPhone and iPad. That's not all, though.

For recent and current iPod models, also links to official iPod manuals, active discussion forums, a helpful selection of iPod reviews and videos and more.

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Select the iPod of interest for complete specs and details on the exact model.

For specs on all iPod touch and iPod nano models click the "All iPod touch Specs" and "All iPod nano Specs" tabs, respectively. For specs on every iPod from the original iPod released in 2001 to the current models, please refer to iPod Specs.

Select the iPod touch of interest for complete specs on the specific model.

If you are unsure of which iPod touch you have, identify it by order number, model number, serial number and more with's Ultimate iLookup.

Select the iPod nano of interest for complete specs on the specific model.

If you are unsure of which iPod nano you have, identify it by order number, model number, serial number and more with's Ultimate iLookup.

iPod Q&As:

Since it was established in 1996, has been answering Mac questions from readers.'s iPod Q&A and iPod Troubleshooting & Repair Q&A likewise answer iPod specific questions in-depth.

Click on each tab for the five most frequently asked iPod questions in each category.

Five of the top iPod Q&As covering the differences between models include:

  • What are all the differences between the iPod touch 4th Generation (A1367) and the iPod touch 5th Generation (A1421/A1509)?
  • What are all the differences between the iPod nano 7th Generation (A1446) and the iPod nano 6th Generation (A1366) models they replaced?
  • What are the differences between the iPod shuffle 4th Generation and the earlier iPod shuffle 3rd Generation? How does the 4th Generation model compare to the 2nd Generation one?
  • What are the differences between the iPod touch 3rd Generation (Late 2009) and the iPod touch 2nd Generation?
  • What are the differences between the iPod touch 2nd Generation and the original iPod touch?

Five of the top iPod Q&As covering features and performance include:

  • Which iPods are currently shipping? How many songs does each hold? What are the pros and cons of each? Which should I buy?
  • How many songs does every iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPod shuffle hold?
  • How well does the iPod touch 4th Generation work as a VOIP/Skype phone in "real-world" use?
  • How fast is the iPod touch 4th Generation compared to the iPhone 4 and original iPad in "real-world" use?
  • Which iPods can sync and charge via USB? Which iPods can sync and charge via Firewire?

Five of the top iPod Q&As covering troubleshooting and repair include:

  • How can I unlock my iPod, iPod nano, or iPod touch if I forgot the "Screen Lock" code?
  • How can I transfer or copy music from my iPod to my computer?
  • How do I reboot or restart a "frozen" or "hung" iPod?
  • How do I fix my iPod if it will not turn on, turn off, or wake up?
  • How do I replace the battery in the iPod touch models?

If your question is not answered above, be sure to see's iPod Q&A and iPod Troubleshooting & Repair Q&A with more than 100 questions answered. Official iPod manuals and unofficial forums for technical support may be useful, as well.

iPod Instruction Manuals:

Apple's official instruction manuals for the popular iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle lines are linked in PDF format below. For other iPods, see iPod Manuals.

The model number is a specific identifier listed on each iPod in tiny print. For additional help identifying a specific model, refer to iPod Identification.

If the manual does not help, be sure to also read's answers to frequently asked questions and search messages on iPod forums, too.

iPod Forums: answers more than 100 frequently asked iPod questions and the manuals cover many basic issues, as well. If you have another question, perhaps a member of the iPod community can come to the rescue.

A selection of active iPod communities include:

Apple (Official) iLounge Forums Everything iCafe iMore Forums
iFans Forums ModMyi Forums iPodWizard CreativeCow

Before posting a new message in the above forums, or any forum, be sure to:

  1. Read the rules and community guidelines.
  2. Search the forum and other forums to make sure your question has not been answered previously.
  3. When you post a message, link to information from the forum and other sources to show that you have "done your homework" and that you aren't lazy.

Following these tips will increase the likelihood that the iPod community will help you.

iPod Reviews:

Hand-selected, quality reviews for the current iPod models -- the iPod touch (5th Gen), iPod nano (7th Gen), iPod shuffle (4th Gen) and iPod classic -- follow. For the current iPod touch and iPod nano models, video reviews are provided, too.

The well-known iLounge has in-depth multipage reviews covering capabilities, features, use, battery life, gaming, accessories and more for the current iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod classic.

Although not as detailed, ArsTechnica likewise has helpful reviews for the current iPod touch and iPod nano that may be of interest. You may also enjoy the site's "re-review" of the original iPod on its tenth birthday.

For a Mac perspective, MacWorld provides reviews of the current iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod classic.

Finally, PCMag provides reviews of the current iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod classic that can be useful particularly for those with a Windows background.

iPod Video Reviews:

Quality video reviews for the current iPod touch and iPod nano follow. The first one, from DetroitBorg, covers both variations of the iPod touch 5th Gen, whereas the second one, from Insanely Great Mac, covers the iPod nano 7th Gen.

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