Difference(s) between 3rd Gen and New iPod?

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  1. thadchr macrumors member

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    I have a 10GB 3rd Gen iPod, and while I can find tons of info about the specs of the new iPod, no where can I find a comparison to my 3rd Gen.

    Can anyone post a link or type out a list of the exact differences between the two? I'm primarily curious about the size (Would a 60GB still be thinner than my 3rd Gen?) and this talk about the "rounded edges". Thanks.
     
  2. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Dimensions 3rd gen
    Height: 4.1 in
    Depth: 0.62 in
    Width: 2.4 in
    Weight: 5.6 oz

    Dimensions 5th Gen

    Height: 4.1 in
    Depth: 0.55 in for 60gig (.43 for 30gig)
    Width 2.4 in
    Weight: 4.8 oz

    Edit: Cause I'm stupid and dont know the difference between depth and width.
     
  3. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I made this to compare the physical differences of the new iPods vs. the old, from Apple's specs:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I believe you have mixed up your width and your depth. I doubt the new ipods are 2.4 inches deep!
     
  5. briangig macrumors regular

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    ahhh..the smaller click wheel explains why i thought the thing was about 4 inches wide when i first saw it.
     
  6. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Same here, that and the fact the new one is flat on top....
     
  7. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Awww Damnit.
     
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Thanks for this. Also add that it takes a styling cue from the Nano with less rounded front corners. Nice styling up date after all this time. The biggest is battery life IMO. Just hope that they ship the new iPod with the spacer inserts for older docks (and dock compatible like the iMotion speakers).
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    If I'm not mistaken... the 3rd gen iPods should not have click wheels but rather, 4 touch sensitive buttons across the width of the iPod.

    At least that's how my 3rd gen 20GB iPod looks.
     
  10. briangig macrumors regular

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    yeah, thats a 4g. 3g has scroll wheel and 4 buttons in a row.
     
  11. thadchr thread starter macrumors member

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    The picture is a 4G, but all of that was extremely helpful regardless.

    What about the compatibility of accessories? Is there any chance my 3rd Gen dock works with the new iPod (just to play music on a stereo)? My power adapter for the car should at least still work, correct?
     
  12. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I still think the 3rd gen layout/look was the best iPod design ever. Anyone else with me?
     
  13. stoid macrumors 601

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    I think that the look was the best, but not functionality. I finally cracked and got the remote because the buttons are so frustrating. When the iPod is in my pocket, I find it almost impossible to use the four basic control buttons. Since they are touch sensitive, just accidentally brushing a finger against one will activate the function. Sometimes, if it gets turned around so the buttons are facing my leg, it'll activate the buttons through the cloth of my pocket at random, really screwing things up. I borrowed a friends 4th Gen for a day, and had none of those issues, it was simple to perform basic functions without taking the iPod out of my pocket.
     

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