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Ipod classic is the latest model in the Ipod family and unlike the Ipod's multi-touch screen this model stick to the same scrool wheel navigation as previous ipods.
The dimensions if the new ipod classic is 4.1/2.4/0.4 inches and weighs at 140 grams. The display is a 2.5" LCD screen with LED backlight at 320 by 240 pixels which is the same size as the previous model but gives a brighter look. The ipod comes with the standard cables and earphones with no drivers as the drivers are part of the iTunes application. The battery is a built-in rechargable lithium ion battery with life of up to 30 hours audio and 6 hours video with every full charge.
The ipod has a harddrive of 80gb which can be used to store compatible multimedia or can be used as a external HDD. The Ipod can be used to play; music, audiobooks, movies, games and look at images. The ipod also has some extra applications like a calander, contacts list and a stop watch. Also exclusive to the ipod classic is a new interface which shows the GUI (Graphical User Interface) on the left side of the screen and Artwork on the right side. The ipod classic also features a new search feature, idle from previous versions of ipods. Like the iTunes, the ipod also has a coverflow system which displays artwork for albums which you can scroll through.
Music and Movies and Tv Shows for the Ipod can be purchased from the iTunes store. A music single which cost at 79p each and Tv Shows will come to £1.89 whilst movies are not yet currently availible, although movie rentals is coming soon. The videos will be pre converted to work flawlessly on the ipod and still run at the same quality as a DVD.
The iTunes software is the most greatest application ever created to organise music and playlist. It works like a charm with the Ipod always keeping it syncronised to the libary of media on your computer. There are some flaws about iTunes like for example media that is purchased will need to be backed up otherwise will be lost. iTunes does not store the purchased media with your account as seen with similar shops like Xbox Live Marketplace.
There are some flaws with the iPod like constant freezing and lags but with recent firmware updates these problems have reduced. Another problem is the new aluminium case of the Ipod. It tend to get dented easily, i have dropped this once on a concrete pavement and it permenantly dented my Ipod so now i have purchased a leather pouch. Another problem is the battery life although it is a improvement from the previous model when video is being played it eats away the battery.
Overall the Ipod classic is a must buy mp3/4 player because of it limitless flexibility and its ease of use.