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The new 20gb iPod

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brn2prgrm    0

Well people, just stopped by my local Apple store and they had 9 of these babies ready for a home. No, 40gb yet, nor did they have the new Click Wheel iPod docks. Also, seems like Apple hasn't updated their retail software though, because they couldn't register my iPod when I bought it, so now I can just register it when I need service on the baby, anyways, here's a pic for now.

The Box1(for those who care)

The Box2(other side)

iPod Upclose

Accessories(firewire cable not pictured)

New Settings

:Audiobooks menu is Audiobooks>Slower/Normal/Faster

:Clicker options are Speaker/Headphones/Both/Off

iPod Backlit

New On-The-Go Playlist

:Save Playlist menu is Save Playlist>Cancel/Save Playlist

Box includes:

-iPod 20gb (DUH)

-Power outlet charger

-Firewire cable

-USB cable (no power cable needed to charge)

-Heaphones

-Manual, CD, etc.

-Big blue sheet that says "Free Music for your iPod" on one side, and then describes the free weekly singles on iTMS on the back (thought maybe they give ya an iTMS certificate.)

Things I've noticed, apart from the rumors:

-Click Wheel is not backlit, but the screen has a white backlight

-Clicker sounds slightly different from my iPod g3

-Click wheel is slightly stiffer than the iPod mini's

-No white plugs are included for the dock port

-Seems my iPod was partially charged when I bought it. Only took me 1 hour and now it says it's fully charged.

-On-The-Go playlist can now be saved, when saved, a new playlist is created (NewPlaylist 1, NewPlaylist 2, etc.) and the songs are moved there, the OTG playlist is then cleared. Saving playlists actually took about 5 seconds, which seemed a bit long for only 2 songs

-Songs can be deleted from the On-The-Go playlist by holding the middle button for about 3 seconds, same as adding a song

-Browse has simply been renamed to Music, it's not necessarily renamed for new content.

-FINAL BATTERY UPDATE: Well, my iPod has finally cut out after about 10 hours and 47 minutes of constant usage, on it's first charge. I had the EQ and Sound Check on, upped the contrast a bit, and the backlight timer was also set to 2 seconds. Every 30 minutes I would skip ahead 10 songs to reload the iPod's cache (and emulate actual usage.) Type of files played were mostly MP3's encoded between 192-256kbps. Final verdict: battery life now kicks butt! :yes:

-It seems the saved On-The-Go playlislts don't get added to iTunes when you sync it, they just get deleted

-The 4g iPod works with the 3g docks but does not fit snuggly, so you'll probably wanna wait for the 4g dock

-Given the above, im guessing 3g dock connector accessories should continue to function with this new generation

-NEW! Thanks in part to elmotan, when the iPod is playing and the headphones are unplugged, the iPod pauses itself. Vice versa, when the iPod is sleeping and headphones are plugged in, the iPod wakes itself up

I'll add things as I find em, and email me with any pic requests/questions: mikeds@gmail.com

Edited by brn2prgrm

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NY1    0

WOW!!! :rofl: :woot: :woot:

More pics plz :)

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kainashi    8

looks very nice. wish i could afford one. :(

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Elithion    0

Could you give us some more pics and maybe a review?

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mdc    0

i'm jealous, i'm also hating fedex right now :D

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Brandon    299

like the old ones better

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Fredde87    0

so basicly what everyone is so hyped up about is that it is 1mm thinner and they have changed the wheel to the same kind as the ipod mini?

I dont understand whats the big deal, i would be mad if i was waiting for a product and it had so little changes as the new ipod has....

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DoNuTjC    0
so basicly what everyone is so hyped up about is that it is 1mm thinner and they have changed the wheel to the same kind as the ipod mini?

I dont understand whats the big deal, i would be mad if i was waiting for a product and it had so little changes as the new ipod has....

I agree... I like my 3G 15gig ipod even though the new ones look nice... You can turn the 3G off by holding the Play/Pause button down too...

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hadiz    0

Lookin' pretty good...might just sell my 3rd gen 30gig for one :shifty:

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Guybrush T    0

ooooh.. can't wait for mine to get here.. feels like ages since i ordered (yesterday..)

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FriedApple    0

Ok for the dumbest question of the year:

I read a rumor about this and I can't find anywhere that either confirms it or denys it. Although Apple would have this posted all over thier site if they had it. Anyway here goes....

Does the 4G iPod have Wi-Fi so you can stream to the Air Port express?

Ok get ready to blast with sarcastic remarks...

Mark

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NY1    0
Ok for the dumbest question of the year:

I read a rumor about this and I can't find anywhere that either confirms it or denys it. Although Apple would have this posted all over thier site if they had it. Anyway here goes....

Does the 4G iPod have Wi-Fi so you can stream to the Air Port express?

Ok get ready to blast with sarcastic remarks...

Mark

No it doesn't :rolleyes:

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Island Roots    0
Ok for the dumbest question of the year:

I read a rumor about this and I can't find anywhere that either confirms it or denys it. Although Apple would have this posted all over thier site if they had it. Anyway here goes....

Does the 4G iPod have Wi-Fi so you can stream to the Air Port express?

Ok get ready to blast with sarcastic remarks...

Mark

No Wi-Fi this time around ;)

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giga    46

aww no backlit buttons....:(

Oh well...hows the sound quality compared to 3g? Hows the click wheel? Better than the touch? Also hows the screen compared to the 3g? Also....what is the click wheel made of?

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NY1    0

Hey can you post a pic with the backlight on? Thanks ;)

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giga    46
I agree... I like my 3G 15gig ipod even though the new ones look nice... You can turn the 3G off by holding the Play/Pause button down too...

Thats not completely off..thats sleep.

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brn2prgrm    0
aww no backlit buttons....:(

Oh well...hows the sound quality compared to 3g? Hows the click wheel? Better than the touch? Also hows the screen compared to the 3g? Also....what is the click wheel made of?

Sound quality seems the same compared to 3g, perhaps a little better, but I don't have audiophile ears. The click wheel defintely is more intuitive, but it will take some getting used to compared to the touch buttons on the 3g. Screen resolution seems about the same as the 3g, perhaps better. And the click wheel seems to be made of a softer matte plastic.

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Orson    0

Cool nice pics

I hope they gonna update there firmware soon for the 3rd generations also. Because I got my iPod not very long and I love the improvements also :)

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giga    46

Another question: Do you prefer the 3g or the 4g?

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Orson    0
Another question: Do you prefer the 3g or the 4g?

I like the new wanne very much. But I have not trye the click wheel yet. :rolleyes:

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Island Roots    0

So I guess this image was Photoshopped. :blink:

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Xer34    0

Look pretty damn sexy if you ask me. Im thinking of going to the mall and grabbing one within the week :whistle:.. but that would put my powerbook farther away than it already is :(

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Orson    0

ya heheh It looks like

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NY1    0

I love how apple shows a blue backlight on thier website and when you get the real ipod it's a white color backlight.. :pinch:

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giga    46

Now for some battery tests...

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