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conclusion:We like it

84 November 20th 2013 6:06 pm

Apple's sole remaining hard drive-based iPod doesn't have a touch screen, can't run apps or games from the App Store, and weighs more than 10 iPod shuffles. But it can hold your entire music collection, with room left for most of your videos too -- assuming you'd actually want to watch them on that tiny, dated screen.

Critic reviews

8.3
6 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.0
  • Video quality
    7.5
  • Ease of use
    8.1
  • Portability
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.5
  • Media support
    7.7
  • Capacity
    9.9

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User reviews

8.3
134 reviews
8.0
CNET Sep 9, 2008

The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. Few can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.

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8.0
Macworld Sep 14, 2007

If capacity is your prime concern, the iPod classic is the one to own. But it’s not flawless. Yes, the interface is slicker and sometimes more helpful, but ultimately it’s no easier to find and play your music on this iPod than it is on a 5G iPod.

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8.0
CNET Dec 3, 2012

The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. None can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.

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10
TrustedReviews Oct 3, 2007

Complaints about the restrictive file format support, volume level and games compatibility aside, if you're in the market for a high-capacity music and video player the iPod Classic should be high on your shortlist.

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8.0
iLounge Sep 15, 2008

Overall, the choice between this year’s iPod classic and iPod touch strikes us as purely a matter of personal preference. With the classic, you’re unquestionably getting old iPod technology, but with superior battery life, tremendously better storage capacity, and faster transfer speeds.

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8.0
The Gadgeteer Sep 19, 2007

Besides the somewhat slow interface, I’m happy with the iPod classic so far. And at a whopping 160GB capacity, I don’t think I’m going to outgrow it anytime soon.

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3.0
holmes holmes

Got this because my car has a ipod adapter. Setting up itunes was a frustrating experience. The device works ok, but locks up from time to time and completely discharges. I had to search the internet in order to find out how to make it respond again. For this price and number of...

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10
t0m7 t0m7

Still the best portable music player in the world. great capacity, sound, UI, battery life. Hope Apple won't discontinue it the next few years.

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4.0
llsmith05 llsmith05

I bought this to follow on to my beloved 40 GB 3rd gen that finally kicked the bucked after years of loyal service, including a couple years in West Africa. Sadly, I grew to hate this replacement model in a matter of months. The scroll wheel is appallingly bad, losing sensitivity completely...

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9.0
vwoelm vwoelm

My best friend for more than 2 years now. Music lovers can't go without. Hopefully Apple will continue producing this gem.

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