Okay, Lemme Get This Straight

Discussion in 'iPod' started by CubaTBird, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    So here I sit with my iPod 30 gb photo.. i look at apple.com... and it shows the 20gb color and a 60 gb color... i update my photo using the firmware update thing.... so basically my photo has all those features that the 20 and the 60 have right? and is 10 more gbs than the 20.... am i correct here?
     
  2. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Pretty much, it was a really lazy update by Apple. They just phased out the 4G and gave the photo (the exact same one you could buy before but with 20GB and 60GB) the regular iPod title.
     
  3. CubaTBird thread starter macrumors 68020

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    woot then! i don't feel obsolete.. and hey.. i got a 30 gb.. 10 more gbs than the current 20 and in between the 60.. lol gotta love rationalizing... :p
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    No rationalizing necessary. You have a perfectly fine piece of hardware, the only difference is the 20gb is a little thinner and $50 less than the 30gb was.
     
  5. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I thought I read somewhere that the new 20gb photos are thicker than the old 20gb b&w ipods, and just as thick as the old 30gb photo. True?
     
  6. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    The still-for-sale U2 iPod measures: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.57" and weighs 5.9 ounces - NOTE: now includes a color screen.
    The new color 20 GB: 4.1 x 2.4 x0.63" and weighs 5.9 ounces
    The new color 60 GB: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.75 (same size as the 60 GB iPod Photo) and weighs 6.4 ounces (same weight as 60 GB iPod Photo).

    It doesn't make sense to my why the U2 is able to be more narrow than the iPod white - both have 20 GB HDs with color screens.
     
  7. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    To add to this, the "old" 30GB iPod Photo was 2.4 x 4.1 x .63 inches, so the "new" 20GB color iPod is the same dimensions. This is really disappointing. Apple is actually still selling unopened 30GB models for $299, so I may just pick up one of those instead of the "new" 20GB model. Why didn't they just keep the 30GB disk in the iPod line, at least then they could justify the size.
     
  8. Preacher85 macrumors member

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    Dimensional Mistake perhaps?

    Seeing as how the system admins for apple have been a little slow in getting their pages updated today, perhaps the dimensions for the 20GB are a mishap. They may have just forgotten to retype the .63" to a .57" when the changed the 30GB to 20GB.

    I highly doubt Apple would increase the thickness of the 20 GB, especially since the U2 iPod is .57".

    Unless...They could be using extra 30 GB casings? But they should have plenty of the 20 GB casings manufactured.

    Oh well, I'll quit spewing my brain matter all over the place. Let's root for a typo. :eek:
     
  9. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    They still haven't even updated the bottom blurb yet in the UK store. It's still talking about 30GB here and 30GB there.
     
  10. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    so they basically went down in size and price, for the photo 'pods.
    seems like a weak "upgrade" to me.
     
  11. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    They haven't updated the iPod pages on the Uk apple site yet either, only for the store. I can only assume that the .63 is just an oversight too.
     
  12. furryrabidbunny macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering this... so are the "new" iPods the same size and weight as the 4g monochrome, or are they the size of the fat and heavy iPod photo?
     
  13. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    Bittersweet day I guess.

    Part of me is happy iPods have color screens and photo functionality across the line, but an even bigger part of me is disapointed that this happened instead of new 5Gs at the media event next week.

    I was also hoping for an eventual price drop...$249 is so much more attractive than $299....
     
  14. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Hey, the photo is not fat and heavy, especially the 30GB, it was only a mm or two thicker than the 20GB and not much weight difference. But in response, I can only guess at the same size and weight as the 4G, when they update the tech specs that is.
     
  15. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Well we all want lower prices, but that doesn't happen every day. The next range will see the minis switch to colour screens too, but will that show a price increase, stay the same, or increase if we assume the same capacities I wonder. :confused:
     

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