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The iPod and iTunes Pocket Guide, Fourth Edition by Christopher Breen

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Chapter 3. The “Traditional” iPods

As I try to make clear in Chapter 2, the iPod touch and the “traditional” iPods—today’s iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod shuffle—are completely different animals. Except for the volume switch, the iPod touch lacks physical controls; the nano and classic sport the click wheel we’ve grown to know and love; and the shuffle’s wheel doesn’t move. The touch invites tapping and flicking; the traditional iPods, wheeling and pressing. In this chapter, I direct your attention to these wheel-bearing iPods.

On the Face of It

On the front of your iPod classic and iPod nano, you’ll find a display and set of navigation controls. The shuffle dispenses with the display and provides a simplified set of controls. ...

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