So if you've read my about me page, then you know that I'm super into iPods and I want to own a full-on collection one day. Honestly, iPods are just uber cool! If you don't know what they are, they're music players that Apple have produced since 2001. They produced the iPod/iPod classic from 2001-2014, the iPod mini from 2004-2005, the iPod nano from 2005-2017, the iPod shuffle from 2005-2017, and the iPod touch since 2007.

iPods I Own

The first iPod that I own is the iPod nano 5th generation, which was released in 2009. I got one as a gift for my birthday in 2020, and it's been my daily iPod ever since. It has a rubber case on it, which you can see below. It's an 8GB purple model, and has 828 songs as of early July 2021.

The second one that I use is the 5th generation iPod touch, which was released in 2012. I received it as a gift in 2015 for my birthday, and used it for around four and a half years before it had to be retired, as it was stuck on iOS 9 and the battery was very degraded due to age. It has an Otterbox case on it, and a cheap popsocket I got at the mall when those were first trending. It's a 64GB model in a sort of salmony pinkish colour.

iPods I want

Probably my most wanted iPod is the 7th gen nano in purple. It came out at the same time as the 5th generation touch that I have, and in the same colours as the 5th gen touch, as well as a really pretty mint green and a really pretty lavender, which is the one that I want (pictured below). They sold these colours from 2012 to 2015, when they refreshed the colours of the iPod nano and shuffle to match the 6th generation iPod touch after its release.

My second most wanted iPod is the final iPod classic. This model was sold from 2007 to 2014. It started out with 80 and 160 GB, then was revamped in 2008 to be thinner with 120 GB as the only option, then finally, the 120GB was upgraded to 160GB in 2009. It was the last "big" or "classic" iPod, with the closest form factor to the original iPod. This is probably one of the most popular iPods, and I've seen them go for rather large prices on eBay (around $100 USD at minimum, compared to the $50-75 USD I've seen most nanos except the 7th gen go for), but given that they were produced for so long, there seems to be a reasonable supply.

My final most wanted iPod is the 3rd generation nano, released in 2007 at the same time as the final iPod classic. While the iPod classic had been able to play video since the 5th generation in 2005, the 3rd gen nano was the first nano to play video. It came in five colours at launch (mint green, sky blue, silver, dark grey and a reddish colour), and a sixth colour, pink (pictured below), was added for Valentine's Day 2008, which is the one that I want. It was available in 4 GB and 8 GB, but the 4 GB model was only available in silver, leaving the rest of the colours to the 8GB tier. The interface was mostly the same as the 2007 classic, much like the 1st and 2nd gen nanos had a very similar interface to the 5th gen classic, something which the 4th gen nano would change. This was originally the iPod I wanted most before I decided that I'd rather have a 5th gen nano, which I ended up getting.



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