Should I get the 120 GB Classic??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Baumer582, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Baumer582 macrumors member

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    As the title suggests, I'm debating whether or not to get the new classic iPod. I currently own a 16GB iPhone 3G for gym/on the go music; and an older 30 GB iPod video for longer trips and when I plan on being away from a charger for the phone..

    I have about 50 GB of music/video, so that rules out the Nano, and in owning the iPhone I have no need for a Touch.

    Would you guys go ahead and get the 120 GB? I have a strong feeling that this will be the last classic, as Apple seems to be phasing out the old HDDs and bringing in flash based memory and Touch screen hardware. I think eventually there will be a 64 GB Touch next year, a 128 GB the year after, and so on, but I'd don't want to wait 2 years before a new iPod has the right memory. Plus, like I said, I have an iPhone, and getting a Touch would be a waste of money..


    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    How much music do you like to carry/ How much music do you have in your itunes? I have a 30 gb ipod so I carry all my itunes music (16 gb) and just carry some video. I have about 150 gb of video so I have to move it around for different trips. My point is I may just keep my 30gb with all my music and keep managing my vids.
     
  3. Baumer582 thread starter macrumors member

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    Like I said, I have about 50 GB total of music/video, and that's not including what I may or may not download. I usually leave all my videos off unless I really want it with me. Plus, I like knowing all my music is in one place if I really want it outside my computer.

    It's gonna be a game time call!
     
  4. motulist macrumors 601

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    The classic isn't going anywhere. Buy what you want when you want it. In the unlikely event that Apple stops making the Classic (which wouldn't happen for at least a year since they just updated it) then you'd still be able to buy them through Apple's refurb store for several months after it was discontinued. But as I said, it's highly unlikely that the Classic is going to be discontinued in the next few years, so that shouldn't even enter your decision making process.
     
  5. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    Will all your music fit on the 30 gb? You still didn't answer my question but that's cool.
     
  6. Baumer582 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry... Yes, all of my music fits on my 30 GB, but thats only if I have maybe 1 or 2 episodes of the Office on it. I think it comes out to about 25 GB of music.

    I've had the 30 GB iPod since January of 2006, and the battery is shot, so I guess I'm looking to Macrumors to convince me to get the new one!
     
  7. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely get the 120. That way you can put a lot more video and still have some breathing room. I think the 120 will perform better than your 30 gb because it will not be so full. I like to carry all my music too. Oh, and the battery thing, Do It...
     
  8. Baumer582 thread starter macrumors member

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    Like I said, a game time call.... If the screen looked like the new nano (the large album and the titles below it), i'd definitely be buying it. But we'll see. Maybe a firmware update can do that.

    Thanks for the advice!!
     

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