Apple’s Gold, Yellow, and Orange iPods Compared


Though we’ve put together a fairly exhaustive collection of iPod nano color comparison photos, one shot that we didn’t include was a comparison with the gold first-generation iPod mini—apparently Apple’s least popular color, and therefore discontinued when the second-generation mini was released.

Apple’s Gold, Yellow, and Orange iPods Compared


Here’s the comparison. As expected, gold’s not exactly an inspiring color—a far cry from the saturated, intense ones that the new yellow and orange 4G nanos possess. But color tastes vary by season, country, and obviously individual preference, so it’ll be interesting to see if this, or any of last year’s similarly muted tones, ever returns to the iPod (or iPhone) family.

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.