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Apple iPod classic 160GB 6th Generation(Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- iPod classic puts your entire music and video collection in your pocket with up to 160 GB of Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 142 GB)
- An enhanced interface offers a whole new way to browse and view your music and video
- Cover Flow technology lets you use the patented Click Wheel to flip through your music by album cover
- Beautifully redesigned, iPod classic features a sleek, new all-metal enclosure
- 2.5-inch display; measures 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.53 inches (H x W x D), weighs 5.7 ounces
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- Brand Name: Apple
- Model Number: MB150LL/A
- Digital Storage Capacity: 160 GB
- Color: Black
- Supported Audio Format: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)//Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)//MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)//MP3 VBR//Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)//Apple Lossless//WAV//AIFF
If a picture says a thousand words, think of what all the album art in your collection might say. With Cover Flow on iPod classic, you can flip through your music to find the album you want to hear. Use the Click Wheel to browse music by album cover, then select an album to flip it over and see the track list.
Use the Click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, browse in Cover Flow, or explore the Music menu by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, composer, and more. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs. iPod classic makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to its big, bright, color display.
Buy movies from the iTunes Store and you can sync them to your iPod classic to watch anywhere, anytime. The gorgeous 2.5-inch display makes your movies pop. And iPod classic keeps you entertained for up to 7 hours. Long flight or darkened room? Adjust the brightness for even more video playback time.
There's always something good on iPod classic. Browse thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows on the iTunes Store, buy them for just $1.99 each, then sync them to iPod classic. Watch last night's episodes this morning, or buy a whole TV series and play a pocket-size marathon.
The iTunes Store features thousands of free video and audio podcasts, including indie favorites and offerings from such big names as ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod classic. You can even play video podcasts on TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.
The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks--including exclusives like the entire Harry Potter series--so you can catch up on your reading wherever iPod classic takes you. iPod classic recognizes where you left off and bookmarks your place. You can even adjust the reading speed to suit you.
Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod classic comes with three games--Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike--and you can download more from the iTunes Store for $4.99 each. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface. And all of them look great on the 2.5-inch color display.
iPod classic holds up to 25,000 photos you can sync from your Mac or PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles. To see a photo full screen, click the center button. You can even view photo slideshows--complete with music and transitions--on iPod classic or on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.
With up to 40,000 songs on your iPod classic, you need an easy way to search your collection. A built-in search function lets you use the Click Wheel to type out the name of the song, artist, album, audiobook, or podcast you're looking for. iPod classic returns results instantly as you select letters.
Calendars, contacts, and a clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the screen lock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose a four-digit combination and protect your iPod classic from prying eyes. If you forget your combination, just reset when you sync. Or use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times.
Top Customer Reviews
Apple managed to do what appears to be a typical move for successful manufacturers. They have discontinued the use of a key piece of technology used in previous iPods: the Wolfson DAC. A "DAC", or digital to analog converter, is the chip that is responsible for turning numbers into sound (which is essentially what an iPod does). On the 6G iPod Apple has chosen a new DAC made by Cirrus Logic. This new chip apparently fails the taste test to an important community: people who care about the quality of their audio listening products. These are the same folks who throw away the headphones that come with the iPod and buy headphones that actually sound good.
Unfortunately this has me halting any iPod "classic" recommendations and purchases. I'm happy with my 5.5G iPod which uses the faithful Wolfson DAC and sounds like what a "classic" iPod should sound like. There are even folks who swear by the fidelity of even earlier iPods. Apple, please get it together.
I purchased my 160GB iPod Classic 2 weeks ago because I was getting very limited on my previous 60G iPod (my 4th iPod) and I thought the extra 100 Gigs of space would last me for the next years with no problems. That aspect of the product has proved to be true.
That's when the problems began.
First, after uploading my entire 60 Gigs of songs and videos (6 hours to do that) the menus were so sluggish they were unusable.
The coverflow view provided the album cover for every artist on every album as a different album cover so it literally took 5 minutes to scroll from the first album to the last which made this "selling point" totally unusable. If the coverflow view just provided a view of each album cover by the name of the album, like I do when I view CD's on my bookshelf I would be happy, but what they have done makes no sense at all. After installing the 1.0.2 firmware update things improved slightly because they removed artists from compilation albums from the sort order and moved them to the end of the list, but seriously, nobody at Apple seems to have even looked at how someone picks up a CD from a bookshelf... by the single CD case which is a single title, not arranged by who sang each track on each CD!
OK, we'll get around that coverflow problem by just ignoring it and not using it. Check.
So, I put the thing in the dock on my PC. Hours later after the first synch all is good.Read more ›
I would not have bought this so quickly had I known that Apple disabled the video out capability. The video settings menu is still there, but all the clicking in the world will not change OFF to Ask or On. Apple will soon be selling a $49 accessory to allow some limited output of video. I already own the Icuiti IWear. Memorex and Virtual Reality Ipod video accessories, all now rendered useless by this greedy move on Apple's part. We all expect value-added from Apple, not elimination of a basic feature. Shame on you, Apple and Steve Jobs.
Well, i get the 160GB ipod in the mail(from Apple's website) and hook it up to my computer (XP SP2) and attempt to sync it and iTunes locks up after a few min. I put the latest firmware on the ipod (1.1.1), restore it and the same thing. So I use Apple's support site for the errors i am getting during the sync and none of them resolve the problem. Problems ranging from iTunes losing the iPod during the sync ("Cannot find drive F:"), to iTunes reporting a successful sync and the files not making to the iPod. And the issues seem random - sometimes I can sync and get upto 20GB of content onto the iPod before iTunes freezes, sometimes as little as 1.5GB(I have 120GB of content).
I tried everything from adding a couple hundred files at a time per sync, using an entirely different computer to sync on, restarting the Apple and iPod Windows services between syncs, to rebooting the computer between these incremental syncs in addition to using their support knowledge base. I even waited for version 7.6.1 of iTunes to come out in hopes that they would fix these issues and still no luck.
Finally, nothing has worked and when I return the product to the Apple store I am hit with a 10% restocking fee. Nice company - release a defective product(looking at these reviews and other forums its apparent that the issues are not particular to my ipod), then charge your customers for your mistake.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've recIeived my I-Pod and connected it to synch my music and it says the IPod is corrupted. I've restored it, but it refuses to synch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Hopkins
The back light is going out and the charge doesn't hold that great.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Only reason for four stars is because every now and then it pauses the song for a few seconds, and sometimes slow to react.Published 2 months ago by loveevol
Purchased in 2008, this 160GB iPod continues to be my primary music player. Used in my car, it delivers minutes or several hours of music for the drive. Read morePublished 2 months ago by George S
Works great. Will enjoy it for many years; good quality construction.Published 2 months ago by DarkAerials
I am really happy with this device..... My old iPod was stolen which reall bummed me out.
This product was discontinued a long time ago by the manufacture ..... Read more
The sound. Is terrible and the charging port sometimes works and other times it doesn't (garbage)Published 3 months ago by gerardo angel