iPod photo any sound hardware difference?

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  1. retta283 macrumors 6502a

    retta283

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    I've been thinking about buying one of these to replace my aging iPod with the monochrome screen. I like to have a color display, and I actually do put photos on it. I also might buy a second one for my folks. They'd use it with an old dock on their patio. Anyone know if the sound or DAC is any different on the photo model?
     
  2. jagolden macrumors 6502a

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    Should be better. Advancements since those older models.
     
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  4. jagolden macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent article. Would love to see an updated one.
    There’s no doubt pods and phones have improved as they’ve moved along.
    I have a number of shuffles (including 1st, 2nd, and last) and there’s a huge difference between the 1st and 3rd gen. Also still have the squat nano and that’s an improvement over the shuffles. Just got a 6th gen touch and there’s a little improvement.
    Have had phones 3GS, 4s, 6S+, and Max. All significantly improved as they went along.
     
  5. retta283 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you understand what I'm trying to say.
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    This is the iPod Photo. it's a 4th gen Classic with a color display, but there are a few differences on how it's wired up. I've found conflicting reports as to whether the sound hardware changed at all between the two models.
     
  6. JSENNY25 macrumors member

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    Hi. So I think you are asking if the iPod 4th gen and the iPod Photo 4th gen use the Wolfson DAC?

    If that is your question, then I do believe yes, they both use that DAC.
     
  7. JSENNY25 macrumors member

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    So I went for a rabbit hole....

    This is what I found...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/20GB-Class...sh=item258f04e549:g:0YQAAOSwjF9cT2pP#viTabs_0

    Looks really
     

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