Apple’s latest iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever, at just 5.4mm thick. It also boasts the largest screen to appear on a nano, a 2.5-inch multitouch display that’s great for photos and videos, as well as navigating your album art. It’s available in seven different colours, including the charitysupporting (PRODUCT)RED design. Bluetooth 4 has been added for wireless streaming to compatible headphones and sound docks. You even get a builtin FM radio, too.
The iPod shuffle is overdue an update, but it’s still a useful iPod. It’s cheap, convenient and small; the perfect gift for a child or someone doing sports who needs a robust music player. It's great fun too, and an ideal spare iPod.
Sadly, at the same time as introducing the Apple Watch and iPhone 6, Apple retired the iPod classic. The writing may have been on the wall for this terrific 160GB powerhouse – the direct descendant of the original 2001 iPod – but it’s nevertheless a shame to see it go; the iPod played such an important part in the renaissance of Apple. Our sadness isn’t just nostalgic, though; with the iPod classic gone, those of us with big music collections must either pay a huge sum for a top-capacity iPhone 6 or subscribe to iTunes Match – though it has a 25,000 track limit.