Pamela has a flip phone and her dad has an iPhone 4S. She tries to text, but it doesn't work right. Texts come out in gibberish. Leo says it's odd that the flipphone is messed up because SMS is good on all platforms. So that doesn't make any sense. Pam can use the iPod Touch if she has Wi-Fi access to do it. It only will work through Apple's iMessage, also. Pam can get other apps like What'sApp, Google Chat, or Skype, which all would handle messaging.
Pranav is a musician who wants to record some love songs using his iPod. Leo says that he can do that using Garage Band. He's interested in getting a higher quality mic, though. Leo says that Apogee Electronics has a studio quality microphone, called the MiC. It has a 30 pin connector with digital recording support.
Bob has an iPod Touch connected to Ford Sync via USB. When he stops the car, he loses his place in the podcast he's listening to. Leo says iTunes and the iPod is set up so that if it stops in the middle of a song, it would start over, but if it's an audiobook or podcast, it would start where it left off. It does this based on hidden data in the file to tell the iPod what type of file it is.
Jacob is looking to get an iPad mini to replace his iPod touch. Leo says he loves the size and it's essentially an iPod Maxi. The only downside is that it doesn't have a retina screen. Leo really likes it, especially while traveling.
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Leo says the new Nano is a step backwards with it's larger design. The Nano was a great mp3 player that could also double as a smart watch. Considering you could spend $50 more to get an iPod Touch with apps, there's really no need for this.