Identify your iPod model

iPod touch (6th generation)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
Model number: A1574

iPod touch (5th generation)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 16, 32, and 64 GB
Model numbers: A1509, A1421

iPod touch (5th generation 16 GB, Mid 2013)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 16 GB
Model number: A1509

iPod touch (4th generation)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 8, 16, 32, and 64 GB
Model numbers: A1367

iPod touch (3rd generation)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 32 and 64 GB
Model number: A1318

iPod touch (2nd generation)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 8, 16, and 32 GB
Model numbers: A1288, A1319 for China only

iPod touch

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 8, 16, and 32 GB
Model numbers: A1213

iPod nano (7th generation Mid 2015)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 16 GB
Model number: A1446

iPod nano (7th generation)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 16 GB
Model number: A1446

iPod nano (6th generation)

Navigation: Multi-Touch display
Capacity: 8 and 16 GB
Model number: A1366

iPod nano (5th generation)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 8 and 16 GB
Model number: A1320

iPod nano (4th generation)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 8 and 16 GB
Model number: A1285

iPod nano (3rd generation)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 4 and 8 GB
Model number: A1236

iPod nano (2nd generation)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 2, 4, and 8 GB
Model number: A1199

iPod nano

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 1, 2, and 4 GB
Model numbers: A1137

iPod shuffle (4th generation Mid 2015)

Navigation: Control Pad
Capacity: 2 GB
Model number: A1373

iPod shuffle (4th generation Late 2012)

Navigation: Control Pad
Capacity: 2 GB
Model number: A1373

iPod shuffle (4th generation)

Navigation: Control Pad
Capacity: 2 GB
Model number: A1373

iPod shuffle (3rd generation Late 2009)

Navigation: Apple Earphones with Remote
Capacity: 2 and 4 GB
Model number: A1271

iPod shuffle (3rd generation)

Navigation: Apple Earphones with Remote
Capacity: 4 GB
Model number: A1271

iPod shuffle (2nd generation)

Navigation: Control Pad
Capacity: 1 and 2 GB
Model numbers: A1204

iPod shuffle

Navigation: Control Pad
Capacity: 512 MB and 1 GB
Model number: A1112

iPod mini (2nd generation)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 4 and 6 GB
Model number: A1051

iPod mini

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 4 GB
Model number: A1051

iPod classic 160 GB (Late 2009)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 160 GB
Model number: A1238

iPod classic (120 GB)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 120 GB
Model number: A1238

iPod classic

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 80 and 160 GB
Model number: A1238

iPod (5th generation Late 2006) – also known as iPod with video or Fifth Generation iPod

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 30 and 80 GB
Model number: A1238

iPod (5th generation) – also known as iPod with video or Fifth Generation iPod

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 30 and 60 GB
Model number: A1238

iPod Special Edition U2

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 20 and 30 GB
Model numbers: A1136, A1099, A1059

iPod with color display

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 20 and 60 GB
Model number: A1099

iPod photo (also known as iPod with color display)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 30, 40, and 60 GB
Model numbers: A1099

iPod (Click Wheel)

Navigation: Click Wheel
Capacity: 20 and 40 GB
Model number: A1059

iPod (Dock Connector)

Navigation: Touch Wheel
Capacity: 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 GB
Model numbers: A1040

iPod (Touch Wheel)

Navigation: Touch Wheel
Capacity: 10 and 20 GB
Model number: A1019

iPod (Scroll Wheel)

Navigation: Scroll Wheel
Capacity: 5 and 10 GB
Model numbers: M8541

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Working with your iCloud

Everywhere. Automatically. That’s the way it should be, and iCloud makes it a reality. So when you buy a song, you don’t have to download it over and over to enjoy it on multiple devices. Or worry that a document doesn’t contain your latest revisions. Or spend time transferring photos. iCloud takes care of everything for you. Just like that.

Working with iContacts

To work with your contacts from your iDevice do the following:

  • Log into https://www.icloud.com/ with your AppleID you use on your iDevice
  • Click on the Contacts icon
  • Click on the Gear to the bottom left of the screen
  • Click Select All
  • Click on the Gear again
    • Select Print to print your contacts
    • Select Export as vCard to export your contacts

Other things you can do

Continue reading Working with your iCloud

Apple Ordered to Pay ¥330 Million Over Patent Infringement in Japan

In a world where Apple is steadily taking just about anyone to court over infringement of their patents, sometimes the tides turn and this is one such case.

Reported on the Dow Jones Business News:

The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) to pay Y330 million in damages to Japanese inventor Norihiko Saito in a patent infringement case involving the U.S. firm’s iPod music player, Kyodo News reported.

The patent that Mr. Saito’s company applied for in 1998 covers a technology for the Click Wheel controller that Apple has adopted for the music player in Japan since 2004, Presiding Judge Teruhisa Takano said in the ruling.

I find it humorous that  Apple can copy and infringe on the work of others but not the other way around.

In an article at AppleInsider, the author quoted:

On a high level, companies are foolish not to follow successful ideas. After Coke began selling Tab, it was pretty important for Pepsi Light to appear. And after demand for Pepsi’s Mountain Dew was established, it’s not surprising that Coke released its own Mello Yello.

If Apple didn’t release high level features for iOS that matched the best ideas of other platforms, it would simply be stupid; the company would deserve to lose its customers.

So why then is it not OK for other companies to do the same when they are copying from Apple? See the Hypocrisy?

Continue reading Apple Ordered to Pay ¥330 Million Over Patent Infringement in Japan

Updating the OS on your iPad

Apple releases regular system updates for their devices and it recommended that owners keep up to date with these updates as they mainly come with security and bug fixes as well as new features. If you own an Apple device and are not sure how to do this, this post is for you, keep in mind that this tutorial will also work for your iPhone and iPod touch.

Checking for updates

  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap General
  • Tap Software Update

The OS will run an update check and will inform you if there are any that require installing.

Installing updates

Should there be an update the Software Update window will provide the update with a Learn More link to read what’s included.

  • Tap Download and Install (you may require a reboot if it’s a major update)

That’s it, you are all updated. Easy isn’t it?