Apple's iPod comes in five different models, each with its own set of generations: as of March 2011, the iPod nano and the iPod classic are in their sixth generation the iPod shuffle and the iPod touch are in their fourth generation and the iPod mini has two generations.How to determine which iPod generation you have?
How to Tell what Generation iPod you Have Test the navigation wheel. If it's a scroll wheel that physically turns, it's a 1st-generation device. If it's a touch wheel that stays in ... Press the button at the center of the navigation wheel to turn on the iPod Classic. Note if the display is in color or black and white ... Look for special engraving on the back of the case. U2 and Harry Potter designs were engraved on special edition 5th-generation iPods. The ... See More....How can I tell which generation, my iPod?
Find your iPod's model number (the five-character code next to "Model" on the back of your iPod). Press Ctrl + F (Windows) or ⌘ Command + F (Mac) to open the "Find" window on the Apple website. Type in your iPod's model number. Find the generation heading above the number.