New iPod scroll wheel

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  1. swahilibill macrumors 6502

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    Whats the deal with the new iPod scroll wheel, is it even moveable. I am confused, and is the new 5 gig lghter and thinner than the original? thanks!
     
  2. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    No, I don't think it's moveable. I think it's just touch sensitive
     
  3. swahilibill thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Postal macrumors regular

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    The scroll wheel on the 10 GB and 20 GB iPods is touch-sensitive, meaning that you "spin" just by gliding your finger in circles as you would if you were actually spinning it (a "click" sound follows each virtual movement of the wheel).

    The 5 GB iPod is basically the same model as the one from before: it's the same thickness, probably the same weight, and has the conventional scroll wheel.
     
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Actually I think it's a great move. When I use my iPod during class [yes, in class :eek:] I sometimes make a jerky movement with my hand to get the wire out of the way. But my iPod is in that same hand. When I jerk it like that the scroll wheel moves and the volume goes all the way up. I keep getting the living bleeding blue heck scared out of me every time it happens.

    But with the new iPod you can shake the iPod [I wouldn't recommend it :rolleyes:] and the scroll wheel wouldn't move, nor would the sensors for your fingers. This way, I can keep myself from going deaf.

    Besides, what if you accidently put something on the wheel part of the [old] iPod and it turns? The volume goes up, again. The finger-sensative new iPod doesn't do this. It's basically a trackpad. :cool:
     
  6. swahilibill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats pretty viscious, I like that, maybe I will sell my old 5 gigger, and pay the difference for a new one, HA!, never be able to afford that, I am only 15!
     
  7. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    I really want to get a 10giger but Im only 15 as well...but it would be some showoff material..I'll work for it :)
     
  8. swahilibill thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    no way, I'm am also 15, I turn 16 tomorrow and I get a 5gig ipod :D
     
  10. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    lol eek too many 15 y/os here! jk

    thats what happens when apple creates an mp3 player ;) lol
     
  11. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    well im 16 and im getting a 10gb as soon as my paycheck gets in;):D
     
  12. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    swahilibill, mmmdreg, whfsdude, mac15 and SilvorX, go out and have a few drinks already!

    Oh, right. You are underage... :D :p :D :p

    I realize I can't legally, either, but at least I don't have 4 other people saying that they have the same age I do!

    Well, Pineapple, it looks like you may have a buddy when mac15 becomes mac16! :D :D
     
  13. swahilibill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what does drinking have to do with any of this?
     
  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    When someome says that they went out with someone and had a few drinks, the person usually got to know the other in conversation while enjoying...alcohol.

    A little Street IQ for ya', bubba! :D :p
     
  15. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    as for for the thickness of the iPods... The 5gb model is the same thickness with the regular scroll wheel... The 10gb is thinner, and the 20gb is thicker (to take the bigger HD)
     
  16. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Well just to join the club, i'm 15 too and I'm going to get a 10gb ipod, and will be also purchasing a powermac or imac (well my parents will).
     

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