View Full Version : Who loves their iPod Classic?

Dec 14, 2010, 03:30 AM
I never seemed to get my head around the iPod touch, or the iPhone, as a music player. Because I have far too many songs, my 120 gig classic is the best choice for me.

I hope they don't dump the classic, I'm too used to my 2 year old iPod with the clickwheel.

Dec 14, 2010, 05:08 AM
There have been many threads like this in the past. Full of people who also love their Classic iPods.

I too have a classic and love it. It does not get daily use by any means as I have the large iPhone, but it is always the first thing I pack when heading on any kind of trip or journey.

If I lost it tomorrow I'd get another.

Dec 14, 2010, 05:14 AM
the classic is as it's name suggests, a classic.

I still use mine everyday to and from work, i recently needed a new ipod because the previous classic bust after years of wear and tear, i looked at the touch, but wasn't sold, so went for the trusty 120gb classic! can't go wrong for a stand alone music player.


Dec 14, 2010, 05:31 AM
I will bomb Apple if they decide to scrap this model for a touch screen.

Dec 14, 2010, 05:40 AM

I'm not bothered about fancy touch screens and flash memory, I just want large capacity and the clickwheel. :)

Dec 14, 2010, 06:01 AM
I have had the classic too for many years. Recently bought a used iPT from a friend gave it away to a family member. Was not for me. I like the simplicity and reliability of the classic.

Dec 14, 2010, 10:34 AM
have been using the same classic since the 5th gen. recently replaced the 60gb hard drive with a 120gb drive because i was out of space. No clue what battery life is like after this many years, but it lives connected to my car and is used daily.

Dec 14, 2010, 11:33 AM
Love my 80g iPod Classic. It stays (hidden) in my car, attached to the Pioneer deck where I use its functionality to play the iPod. Never listen to the radio.

Like a friend said many years ago, it's just great to be able to carry around your entire music collection everywhere you go!

Jaffa Cake
Dec 14, 2010, 12:11 PM
I've got a Classic, and it's ace. As well as that music stuff it does, it also doubles as a handy hard drive if I have to take some work home with me.

As such, I consider it to be most useful.

Dec 14, 2010, 01:02 PM
Classic rules :D

Dec 14, 2010, 01:30 PM
Definitely love the classic too. I doubt i will ever be without one. You can't beat the capacity the only positive change I could see would be to maybe switch the drive to flash but keep the same form factor and capacity, without shooting the price through the roof. I don't see that happening anytime soon though so long live the classic!

Dec 14, 2010, 02:57 PM
Still love mine (even with all those bumps and scratches!). I could do with a new one soon though, I was hoping they would change it up a bit when they brought out the New Nanos etc but im happy for now.

Dec 14, 2010, 05:05 PM

I use it as my primary music player, and only my iPhone 4 for plane trips, or going to public places were i can use my earbuds.

I mostly use my iPod to blast music and isolate myself from the world.

Dec 14, 2010, 06:23 PM
woah lots of Classic lovers on this thread. :p

I also mainly use mine on my Pioneer headunit, CD/DVD are no more. I remember a while back I used to have a large folder full of CD's for the car to feed the magazine on a cd changer. That is now obsolete with a Classic on board.

Dec 14, 2010, 08:03 PM
i bought my 30gb 5th gen ipod used at some small electronics store winter of '05, the guys had nothing but the pod, no cables paperwork or anything.
After a new battery, headphone jack & hold button it still goes strong.
I think the touch is cool... but the click wheel is a must have for the car.

Dec 14, 2010, 09:15 PM
I love mine...got it back in 2004-05, 80 GB in black. It has earned every scratch that happens to be on it. It also looks like a small iPhone 4 if you think about it. :D

Dec 14, 2010, 10:27 PM
I love my classic. Been using it for over two years for multiple hours a day. And before that I had my u2 edition video and white video before that! I have no plans on ever stopping using my classic.

Dec 14, 2010, 10:54 PM
My only gripe is that they all seem to be failing on me. My previous gen stopped working while it was syncing and never turned back on, and I pretty much lost it. But thanks to a loving cousin who came to my rescue.

My last classic stopped playing music out the right channel and I nearly lost it again, but thank goodness it was still under warranty and got it replaced.

But so far, both have been plagued with occasional freezing when plugged in my Mac Mini, in which sometimes I have to force reset.


Dec 15, 2010, 03:49 AM
Love my Classic very much so. It's interface is wonderfully simple and much snappier than my previous 5G iPod Video.

Dr McKay
Dec 15, 2010, 06:46 AM
I loved mine, it was my first Apple product, and then a delinquent lifted it from my coat pocket on the bus.

The only small sense of satisfaction I have is that I didn't disconnect it properly, so it is unable to sync from any computer but mine until I sync it properly.

Dec 15, 2010, 09:45 AM
I love mine and hope Apple doesn't discontinue it, a lot of people need 80-120GB of storage for their music.

If mine broke today, I'd get a 120 GB asap. I love the clickwheel, too. It serves a purpose for what I want this thing to do, play music and a lot of it. I have my iPhone 4 for apps and video.

I guess I'll have two devices until a 128 GB iPhone 6 comes out.

Dec 15, 2010, 09:53 AM
I'm still using my 3rd gen "classic" :)

At 20gb, it's not very useful these days, but it still works perfectly and you can't beat the sense of nostalgia

Dec 15, 2010, 11:12 AM
I'm still using my 3rd gen "classic" :)

At 20gb, it's not very useful these days, but it still works perfectly and you can't beat the sense of nostalgia

With the red buttons? I had two of those and LOVED them. You've suddenly tempted me to see if i can pick one up cheap...

Dec 15, 2010, 02:39 PM
I have the 160 GB classic. I wish it was bigger though, as I have hundreds of CD's and I store them all in Lossless format. A Classic with a 256 GB SSD would be awesome.

Dec 15, 2010, 04:51 PM
I wish they would fill the front panel with a touch screen but keep the same OS, make it 500GB-1TB and make the back Aluminium so it doesn't get scratched!

I love my Classic iPod ;) but since I have the first 160GB iPod I not have headphone control which is a pain in the ass because I wear gloves in the winter! No genius mixes either :(

Dec 15, 2010, 04:53 PM
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Ipod classic only the best! Wish they made a 500gb version.

Dec 15, 2010, 07:00 PM
you know, I was thinking that I wish I had a slightly larger screen.

Dec 16, 2010, 01:52 PM
I work at a Best Buy and I sell ipods. Need we say more. So anyway I was talking to our apple rep the other day about a larger ipods and he said that Apple had looked into that. The only problem is to get a hard drive that is small and affordable. He did say he also saw no end in sight for the ipod classic. So until the technology gets cheaper I will rock my 160gb with pride.

Dec 16, 2010, 02:28 PM
I'm still using my 3rd gen "classic" :)

At 20gb, it's not very useful these days, but it still works perfectly and you can't beat the sense of nostalgia

I have a 20GB 3rd Gen classic on my desk at work that I use all day long. In fact, I'm listening to it right now :)

I have a 60GB 5th Gen classic for the car. I use my phone only when I have to as an iPod. The classics seem better for media consumption than the iPhone/iPod Touch. They have their place, but the classics/nanos are better for music IMO.

Dec 16, 2010, 03:43 PM
I have a 5th generation iPod classic. My 2 yr old grandson dropped it in the toilet last year...I was sick! I put it in a bag with rice, set it above our fireplace, and prayed it would still work. One week later, a little slow starting up but it still works great! I love it, love it, and yes, still love my precious little grandson.