Somethings to say about the Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gan6660, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    I was in Best Buy last night cause I wanted to look at a few things. One I wanted to see the psp go which they didnt have. Then I wanted to look at the 3rd gen touch but they only had the 8gb model out which is no different than the 2nd gen. Then I looked at the classic which they did have. Now I been on and off the past couple weeks about buying that or selling my current touch and getting the 32gb or 64gb. But last night mind up my mind. Im going with the touch just dont know which one. The classic is thin but its laggy and slow and I just couldnt deal with it. Anyone else have this problem?
  2. apple1984 macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2006
    My 160 gig iPod Classic has served me well for the past two years. It is a bit slower than my iPhone 3GS and iPod nano (3rd gen), but I hardly notice considering that the majority of my usage time is simply listening to music (as opposed to navigating through the menus/playing games/etc.). If you're interested in a lightning fast user experience and user-created apps, than the touch is probably a good choice for you as long as your music/video library doesn't exceed its capacity (although you can always rotate your media).
  3. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    ^What he said. Expectations depend on usage. If you want lots of media and higher audio quality, get a Classic (Like I did TODAY!!!!) and bear with the ~0.5 seconds of lag you will inevitably get. If you want an iPod that everyone at school/work will MOLEST ALL ****ING DAY LONG (like I was dealing with), want to play superfun games like... tertis... and want to oooh and ahhh like an idiot at the pretty colors you get to see, get a Touch.
  4. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    The classic isn't even noticeably slower than the nano in my opinion maybe a brief .5 second delay when it buffers songs but other than that its not even noticeable. I can't understand how this could even be a legit issue.

    The only issue I have with 6th gens and beyond are the poor quality click wheels put into the devices [or the lack of a suitable buffer]. Even then its not enough for me to consider throwing the classic away for a low capacity nano or iPod touch.
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Amen to that; the click wheel on the 6th generation model is indeed poor quality, but the classic is still a worthwhile product for those of us with large music libraries who don't need dozens of other applications.


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