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joshwest
Sep 5, 2007, 06:52 PM
is the 160 gig thinner then the previous 80 gig?



eggplant
Sep 5, 2007, 06:53 PM
according to steve from the keynote he says that it is :)

Chupa Chupa
Sep 5, 2007, 07:26 PM
Yes, but ever so slightly.

joshwest
Sep 6, 2007, 12:22 AM
just to let everyone know new 80 gig classic
housing 10.55mm old 30 gig 10.9mm, new 160 gig
housing 13.5mm old 80 gig housing 13.97, so i think
the thickness has only came down .4mm on both models

pjgeer
Sep 6, 2007, 08:14 AM
Could that be just the difference in the housings?

SactoGuy18
Sep 6, 2007, 08:30 AM
just to let everyone know new 80 gig classic
housing 10.55mm old 30 gig 10.9mm, new 160 gig
housing 13.5mm old 80 gig housing 13.97, so i think
the thickness has only came down .4mm on both models

Here's the question though: do we need new design protective cases or we can get away with the protective cases now used for the 5.5G iPod video? :confused:

Tom B.
Sep 6, 2007, 09:28 AM
Here's the question though: do we need new design protective cases or we can get away with the protective cases now used for the 5.5G iPod video? :confused:

Hard cases won't work, but soft cases will.

FJ218700
Sep 6, 2007, 09:31 AM
Here's the question though: do we need new design protective cases or we can get away with the protective cases now used for the 5.5G iPod video? :confused:

remember too that the edges are more rounded, so (considereing also the half mm difference) cases might not fit as snugly

SactoGuy18
Sep 6, 2007, 09:35 AM
Hard cases won't work, but soft cases will.

I plan to use a soft case since most hard cases add way too much weight to the player. This isn't like my current 2G iPod nano, where I use a DLO case that adds very little to the weight of the player. :)

Shorties
Sep 6, 2007, 09:35 AM
Here's the question though: do we need new design protective cases or we can get away with the protective cases now used for the 5.5G iPod video? :confused:

I love my little sleve that came with my 5th Gen iPod, it's thin, lightweight and protects the iPod well. If the classic doesn't come with one I am just going to use my old one. I lost it for about 8 months so I know what can happen to the screen and the chrome backing if you leave it unprotected in your pocket, I am not letting the classic get scratched like my 5th Gen did.

Black Belt
Sep 6, 2007, 11:20 AM
The best thing for protecting against scratches is the all over plastic film. That works great and keeps the iPod nice.