Be carefull of what you are buying, when purchasing the ipod classic 160GB

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  1. docbill macrumors newbie

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    It seems some of the very popular vendors are still selling the 2007 version of the iPod classic. The specifications are so close to the same you are not likely to notice unless you pay very close attention to specifications such as battery life. However, the original 6th generation iPod Classic had tendency to crash and need resetting. So you definitely do not want to buy it unless you are getting a significant discount from the price of the 6th generation revision 2 iPod Classic.
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Mine crashes and needs resetting often - how do I tell which mine is?

    (I got mine on ebay)
     
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    It'll be considerably thicker than a standard iPod classic. Measure the thickness and compare against what Apple says today's iPod classics are.
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...you can also check the model number on the back of your iPod vs the current models sold at the apple store...
     
  5. frogger1975 macrumors newbie

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    easy way to check if your 160 gig ipod classic is current model or older model.... check for genius play list! :)
     
  6. docbill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If you are buying new, you don't need to worry about it. Vendors ran out of new 160GB in 2008, when it was discontinued. So you only find the newer 160GB iPods. However, if you are buying used or refurbished you can easily end-up with the older version and not realize it The most obvious thing to notice is the thickness for older 160GB iPods. The 2007 160GB iPod and the 2009 160GB iPod both have genius play list, so that is not a good way to detect the difference between those two. The 5th generation and earlier do not have genius play list, so if it is missing genius, you know it is very old.

    People have been posting serial numbers to: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=36033.100

    For example if your serial number ends in 9ZU it is a 6th generation revision 2 (often referred to as 7th generation).
     
  7. frogger1975 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at my older 160 gig iPod classic right now and it has no genius play list, unless I'm looking at it wrong, it is also updated to the most current software 1.1.2
     
  8. LeviSnuts macrumors newbie

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    i can attest that the original 160gb classic does NOT have genius
     
  9. Loge macrumors 68020

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    I've had my 2007 160GB since launch and it has hardly ever crashed. It does suffer from the occasional pause problem that has been well documented.
     
  10. Psykomaniaque macrumors regular

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    The first version of iPod classic 160Gb had a black box
    The last version of iPod classic 160Gb had a white box
     

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