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Beware the New Ipods

A little while ago I wrote a post to say I was excited by the new generation of IPods.  I was ready to replace my 30GB v5.5 iPod classic with an 80GB that has the same form factor.  I am still hoping the iPod Touch (think iPhone without the phone) will turn out to be great, but there is a LOT of bitching out there about the new IPod classics.  Apparently, in a bid to make the interface prettier, it has become a lot slower (kindof like Vista).  Also, apparently some of the video functionality has been nerfed.  Research before you buy!  For example, check out the Amazon reviews.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 09:54 PM | Permalink



Posted by: emergence | Sep 18, 2007 10:52:47 PM

Aww, crap. I just bought one. That will teach me. Though, my understanding is that you can turn off the album images, which is what slows stuff down.

Posted by: jsalvati | Sep 18, 2007 11:26:18 PM

I've heard there is already a software update that fixes some of this UI slowness. More frustrating though is the incompatibility of previously purchased games.

Posted by: CRC | Sep 19, 2007 5:58:03 AM


I believe our dear ol' Coyote has been a MMORPG player at some point.

"Nerfing" is when a particular ability or feature of a type of character in a MMORPG has been toned-down or removed in order to make the game play more fair. In otherwords, their awesomely powerful ability is replaced with a Nerf(tm) version of the same ability.

Posted by: Xmas | Sep 19, 2007 8:53:32 AM

Thank you Xmas!

Posted by: emergence | Sep 19, 2007 10:04:42 AM

I have an iPod Color. The first iPod with a color screen, I can scroll through my 5000 songs buttery smooth. But I was playing with the new iPod Classic, and while it is thinner, has a bigger screen and more "eye-candy," there is no chance I'll trade my old reliable iPod for the new one. I was using the scroll wheel in the Apple Store and it was so jerky. I guess the difference is that now Apple has to sell an 80GB iPod with a color screen for $250, whereas when I bought my comparable (for the time) iPod they were selling for $450. Gotta cut down that margin somewhere, I think the new iPods are simply built cutting every corner possible. Good business move for Apple.

Posted by: Erik | Sep 19, 2007 11:02:43 AM

Apple Computer announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play music in women's breasts as implants.

The IBoob will cost $499 or $599 depending on size.

This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.

Posted by: Brad | Sep 19, 2007 5:08:33 PM

Good call Xmas. I did indeed pick up the term "nerf" from the MMRPG world. I was a semi-addict a number of years ago to an early offering called Asheron's Call. Since then, I have decided to focus on my first life

Posted by: coyote | Sep 20, 2007 11:00:58 AM

Thanks the article so much.

Posted by: ipod movie converter | May 28, 2008 8:41:06 PM

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