Reviews and Problems with Apple iPod Classic / 4th Generation Photo
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17 December 2005
Excerpt: Welcome to the best of both worlds. Now that iPod and iPod photo are one and the same, every white iPod boasts a full-color display--ideal for viewing album artwork and playing slideshows. Choose from 20 GB or 60 GB models and carry up to 15,000 songs or as many as 25,000 photos in your pocket. For Mac or PC.
Conclusion: Apple retains the iPod's famous ease of use and applies it well to digital photos, but with some odd limitations. If you want primarily a music player with the added ability to see and show photos, too, you'll be thrilled. But digital photographers will wish for more on-the-road-friendly features.
Pros: Color screen, photo album display, and TV output give the iPod a vibrant visual side. Navigation through albums and photos is quick and easy. TV output is excellent. Can synchronize and load new pictures automatically. Music features remain the same—which is to say excellent.
Cons: Cannot view JPEGs uploaded directly from a camera, only those loaded from a PC. Only one computer can update the photo database. Cannot zoom in or pan on photos. Album thumbnails are very small.
Excerpt: The iPod photo is another great piece of Apple engineering that takes what could be a remarkably cumbersome idea and executes it with ease. Not much has changed from the original iPod menu navigation, which has been the pinnacle of efficient user interface since its introduction. The added photo slideshow ability, color screen and larger hard drive offerings are a step forward, but the Windows software is still buggy at best.
Pros: Can view color photos and album art; large storage capacity; excellent sound
Cons: iTunes for the PC is buggy; accessories may not fit this unit due to its larger size
Summary: Overall, I judge a mp3 player by its quality of music output, its ability to store and organize music in a user friendly manner, and of course its portability. The 4 th generation Apple iPod hits these marks perfectly. Although a bit pricy and fragile, it is still truly a high quality player and for those who are seeking to invest in the best mp3 player on the market, it is absolutely mandatory to take the iPod into consideration.
Excerpt: It feels like the Apple iPod has been around forever doesn't it? Did we really used to wander around with a bulky CD player tucked into our coat pockets, and needing a little bag to carry around if we wanted to listen to a choice of albums? I guess we're all pretty lucky that these...
Excerpt: Il nuovo iPod vanta fino a 20 ore di autonomia, cinque ore in più della versione precedente. Inoltre, si presenta con un display più ampio e in un nuovo colore, nero brillante; ha uno spessore inferiore a un centimetro e mezzo, occupa circa il 45% di spazio in meno del modello originale. Anche la versione da 60GB è piu’ sottile del 10% rispetto agli iPod da 20GB. Più funzionalità in meno spazio; cosa tipica della Apple.