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Why do I hate iPod Classic so much?
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notacheese
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Jun 19, 2008, 04:17 PM
 
So, I seriously need a new ipod. Really. My current one is a 1st generation MINI. Not that it doesn't work, but I feel all left out with video and what-not...

Anyways I'll probably be getting a touch at some point but I have so much music that I'm thinking a classic would fit my lifestyle best. And yet...EVERY apple store I go to, EVERY classic of the current run I try, something is missing. The click wheel seems awkward, the screen seems off...I dunno. Seems like compared to a 1st gen mini I'd be snatching up anything, but...

Is it just me?

edit: title is a bit of a misnomer, as hate is a very strong word. I'm more underwhelmed.
     
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Jun 19, 2008, 06:10 PM
 
I am not sure what you are referring too? Do you mean color or something with the screen? The lighting in the Apple Store seems to make the color on classic's screen appear a bit off. Perhaps you should take the iPod out of the dock, the clickwheels don't always work well from an angle that the dock places them at.
     
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Jun 19, 2008, 06:59 PM
 
I love my iPod Classic (80 GB). Best iPod I've ever owned!
     
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Jun 19, 2008, 08:30 PM
 
Hmmm...this is encouraging.
     
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Jun 19, 2008, 08:37 PM
 
The 160gb iPod classic is the best one I've owned. Great screen, gobs of storage, the click wheel is fine by my reckoning. Overall the quality is top notch.
     
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Jun 19, 2008, 09:19 PM
 
Don't forget, you're trying a device that thousands of other people have been playing with and so, things may seem a bit off.
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Jun 19, 2008, 09:54 PM
 
The click wheel is very weird on the iPod classics. I would recommend going on eBay and finding the last-gen (5.5) 80GB iPods. I used to have one before I got an iPhone, and I've actually switched back and forth and canceled my AT&T account twice because it was such an awesome device.
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Jun 19, 2008, 11:31 PM
 
I definitely think the iPod classic is a good choice. I've sold plenty of them lately. Although a lot of people want the iTouch, but if you're going to be mainly using it for music, then the iPod classic is going to get you more for your money. I say keep making your visits to the Apple store, and even talk to a Specialist as well. There is no rush in making your purchase, after all you want to make sure you're happy in the end right?
     
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Jun 20, 2008, 02:46 AM
 
I really hate the silver one. It looks cheap. Why couldn't they keep the CLASSIC white design?

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Jun 20, 2008, 02:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
I really hate the silver one. It looks cheap. Why couldn't they keep the CLASSIC white design?
I feel the same way. That was a big reason I decided to wait it out...although now I'm looking into an iPhone, which is a different beast entirely
     
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Jun 24, 2008, 12:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by stwain2003 View Post
The click wheel is very weird on the iPod classics. I would recommend going on eBay and finding the last-gen (5.5) 80GB iPods. I used to have one before I got an iPhone, and I've actually switched back and forth and canceled my AT&T account twice because it was such an awesome device.
that's my main beef. I think the click wheel sucks. Why is apple always trying to reinvent the wheel??...
     
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Jun 24, 2008, 12:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by notacheese View Post
Why is apple always trying to reinvent the wheel??...
Because that is the number one reason they are not just another PC maker and of course the main driver behind their unparalleled success.

[And just FTR, I love my 5G's scroll wheel.]
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 06:40 AM
 
Video is overrated. Keep your mini.

I have an iPhone, a 40GB iPod 3G, and a 4GB mini. I still carry the iPod 3G to work and back every day because my iPhone does not hold all my music. I use the mini when I need super-long battery life (18 hours). The iPhone is a great phone, but watching video on it is a chore even with its "bigger" screen.

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Jun 25, 2008, 07:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Because that is the number one reason they are not just another PC maker and of course the main driver behind their unparalleled success.

[And just FTR, I love my 5G's scroll wheel.]
You misunderstood:

The classic's scroll-wheel is not the same. The 5G one rocks.
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 07:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
You misunderstood:

The classic's scroll-wheel is not the same. The 5G one rocks.
Actually I think it is you who misunderstood. I have a 5G. I know its scroll wheel rocks. And that is why I love it.

Nevertheless I am aware of the fact that Apple has to keep innovating and try out new stuff to stay on top. If I personally agree with what they come up with I buy, if not I don't. End of story.
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 07:29 AM
 
THE SCROLL WHEEL IN THE CLASSIC IS *NOT* THE SAME AS IN THE iPOD 5G.

The one in the classic sucks.
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 08:01 AM
 
Nobody in this thread ever claimed they were the same. Most people know the scroll wheels are different. Even w/o you throwing a little tantrum.
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 10:07 AM
 
Ah.

I took your statement that they keep reinventing the wheel "because that is the number one reason they are not just another PC maker and of course the main driver behind their unparalleled success" as made in ignorance of the fact that the classic's scroll wheel sucks.

Because, you know, the REASON the iPod classic's scroll wheel sucks probably isn't because they've reinvented the wheel, but rather that they are acting JUST LIKE any other PC maker and switched to a cheaper OEM supplier whose parts are "good enough", but suck in comparison to what came before.

Not "cutting edge", but "cheap crap".

Perhaps you can see why your post made absolutely no sense whatsoever to me.
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 10:12 AM
 
they changed the click wheel on the new ones? Too bad I loved my 5G iPod, I gave it to a friend when I got my phone though.
     
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Jun 28, 2008, 11:05 PM
 
i also dont like the ipod classic, seems a bit to old, at least the design like the older ipods.
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