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seekup40ants
Sep 9, 2008, 06:44 PM
SSIA. Is there going to be a software update to allow the old classics to utilize the genius app?



ipodtoucher
Sep 9, 2008, 06:47 PM
They never mentioned it, so I would assume no.. Now there might be an update but Jobs never hinted to the Genius feature being on the new classic.

Ok just checked Apple.com and the new models will have the Genius, doesn't say about the older ones...

seekup40ants
Sep 9, 2008, 06:54 PM
They never mentioned it, so I would assume no.. Now there might be an update but Jobs never hinted to the Genius feature being on the new classic.

Ok just checked Apple.com and the new models will have the Genius, doesn't say about the older ones...

I would really like to find this out.

Schtumple
Sep 9, 2008, 06:54 PM
I doubt the old versions will get the Genius feature, otherwise what would be the point in buying a new Classic!

dawnraid
Sep 9, 2008, 06:59 PM
5th gen users got shafted when the 5.5 gens came out with the search feature, so im guessing no.

seekup40ants
Sep 9, 2008, 07:29 PM
5th gen users got shafted when the 5.5 gens came out with the search feature, so im guessing no.

I wish someone could confirm this.
I am debating between buying an 80gb classic or a 120gb. Any suggestions?

Schtumple
Sep 9, 2008, 07:35 PM
Go for the 120gb, the extra storage is good and the new features will be cool too.

seekup40ants
Sep 9, 2008, 07:53 PM
Go for the 120gb, the extra storage is good and the new features will be cool too.

What are the new features other than the genius?

Anonymouslives
Sep 10, 2008, 10:14 AM
I'm wondering the same thing, I just purchased an 80gb classic like 3 months ago, so it would be nice if there was a software update. I'm getting a new touch this weekend anyways, so I guess either way, I'll have it.

MacBass
Sep 10, 2008, 03:31 PM
I doubt the old versions will get the Genius feature, otherwise what would be the point in buying a new Classic!

New earbud remote features.

Yes, Genius is coming soon to an 80/160 GB Classic near your iPod syncing cable!

Scepticalscribe
Sep 10, 2008, 04:27 PM
SSIA. Is there going to be a software update to allow the old classics to utilize the genius app?

"Old" classics - in other words, the "old" 80 GB and 160 GB will receive software updates as I understand it.

Anyone got any idea about the battery life of the new 120 GB, and how does it differ from the two models it is set to replace?
Cheers

ipodtoucher
Sep 10, 2008, 04:58 PM
"Old" classics - in other words, the "old" 80 GB and 160 GB will receive software updates as I understand it.

Anyone got any idea about the battery life of the new 120 GB, and how does it differ from the two models it is set to replace?
Cheers

As reported on Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/10/zune-30-older-ipod-classic-getting-new-firmware-fun/) the older Classics will get the firmware upgrade that will include the genius feature.

The genius feature lets you pick one song and it will create a playlist with similar songs... its outstanding!

Scepticalscribe
Sep 10, 2008, 05:07 PM
As reported on Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/10/zune-30-older-ipod-classic-getting-new-firmware-fun/) the older Classics will get the firmware upgrade that will include the genius feature.

The genius feature lets you pick one song and it will create a playlist with similar songs... its outstanding!

Thanks for that link - and the information about battery life; as someone who has had two iPod batteries die (both well within warranty - they were replaced without any difficulty) battery life and duration has since then been a bit of a concern of mine.

Cheers and good luck