iPod Classic Not Quite Ready for Primetime

Robert X. Cring­ley’s week­ly article/podcast (iTunesFeedWeb Site) may make you think twice about buy­ing an iPod Clas­sic … at least for now. Despite the name, the guts of the iPod Clas­sic are actu­al­ly new, and the bugs haven’t been ful­ly worked out. The list of prob­lems expe­ri­enced by users includes (and I quote Cring­ley direct­ly):

  • VERY Slow menu switch­ing response
  • Dis­play of clock rather than song info when “Now Play­ing”
  • Inabil­i­ty to use exist­ing AUTHORIZED 3rd par­ty dock prod­ucts (includ­ing Apple-adver­tised)
  • Audio skip­ping dur­ing oper­a­tion
  • Slow con­nec­tion to Macs and PCs
  • Inabil­i­ty to dis­able “split-screen” menus
  • Lag­ging and unre­spon­sive Click Wheel
  • Cam­era con­nec­tor not work­ing
  • Inabil­i­ty to use EQ set­tings with­out skip­ping and dis­tor­tion

See­ing that the “Clas­sic” is Apple’s only iPod that cur­rent­ly has more than 16 gigs of stor­age, the com­pa­ny will be hus­tling to fix these prob­lems. But, for now, pod­cast lovers might want to stick to their tried and true mp3 play­er. Source: I, Cring­ley

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