How would I tell the difference between the old 5G's and the new?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Xander562, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Ok so I'm going to be buying the new updated 30GB iPod pretty soon and am wondering how I would be able to tell the difference between the old and the new from the outside of the box. Basically, if I buy at an Apple Store, I want to be sure its one of the new ones (the better battery life and brighter screen interest me). And, as much as I hate to say it, I cant trust the salespeople at the Apple Store. So is the box any different? If there's no other way to tell besides opening it up and checking out new features / seeing if it has the new headphones, I'll just buy it online. But I'd really like not to have to wait. ;)
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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  3. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    i mentioned it's between the old and the new 30gb:p
     
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    the only thing I can think of is the new search feature that's not in the old 5G 30 gig-ers.

    edit: sorry, just saw you were asking specifically about not having to open it up. that, I do not know. I guess, though, that if they sell you and old one, then you could always take it back and complain.
     
  5. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    The new ones have Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from the Pirates movies on the iPod screen on the box.
     
  6. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    cool! thanks so much!
     
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