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Apple iPod classic 160GB - Silver - 6th Generation

by Apple
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
Price: 166.98 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Personal 160 GB multimedia player stores up to 40,000 songs or 25,000 photos
  • Store and watch up to 200 hours of films and TV shows on bright 2.5-inch screen
  • New Genius feature creates a playlist of tracks in your library that go great together
  • Browse your music with Cover Flow or kick back and play 3 included iPod games
  • Beautiful, durable anodised aluminium and polished stainless steel construction
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Apple iPod classic 160GB - Silver - 6th Generation + 160GB iPod Classic Leather Flip Case & Belt Clip For Apple iPod Classic (6th & 7th Generation)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 6.2 x 1 cm ; 141 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: MC293QB/A
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Sep 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,384 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

iPod Classic 160GB

Apple iPod classic offers 160GB of storage in your hand

Take up to 40,000 songs
with you wherever you go

Space available. And lots of it.
With 160GB, you can carry your entire media library with you everywhere.

Meet a musical Genius
Say you’re listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. With a few clicks, the Genius feature finds the songs in your library that go great together and makes a Genius playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later or even refresh it and give it another go. Count on Genius to create a mix you wouldn’t have thought of yourself.

Hold everything.
iPod classic gives you 160GB of storage capacity, good for up to 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video, 25,000 photos or any combination. And you get up to 36 hours of battery life, so you can keep on rocking for a long, long time.

Click to enjoy
Finding exactly what you want to watch or listen to is easy. Use the Click Wheel to browse by album art with Cover Flow or navigate your songs and videos by playlist, artist, album, genre, and more. You can also search for specific titles and artists. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs for a different experience every time.

Leave no tune behind
With 160GB of space, iPod classic means you can always have your entire music and movie library with you.2 Carry it from the living room to a party in the backyard. Or take it on a cross-country road trip and never listen to the same song twice.

Apple iPod classic comes with three unique free games

Play three great included games
for free whenever you like

Play iPod games
Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod classic comes with three games — Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike — and you can purchase games such as Cake Mania from the iTunes Store. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface.

Watch movies and TV shows
The vivid 2.5-inch display makes video come alive. Purchase or rent movies, buy TV shows, and download video podcasts from the iTunes Store, then sync them to your iPod classic to watch anywhere, anytime.

Share your photos
iPod classic uses iTunes to sync the photos you have in iPhoto on a Mac. You can view photo slideshows complete with music and transitions on iPod classic, or play them on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

Box Contains

  • iPod classic
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Dock adapter
  • Quick Start guide

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Apart from the size, minor improvements 31 Dec 2009
By Vinman666 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I bought this to replace my 5 year old 60GB black 5th generation iPod as it was full up. At the time 60GB was big enough as I was ripping at 128kbps but since then iTunes Plus has doubled the quality rate (and the size required) plus I'm also using my iTunes library for streaming around the house and the extra quality is noticeable.

160GB should be enough to keep me going for a few more years. This generation iPod is a little over half of the thickness of my previous 'pod. Other small improvements are Genius mixes and a slightly better screen with the 'cover flow' function scrolling random album covers across the screen. Finally the screen is now split with the menu on the left and graphics on the right.

Unless you need the greater capacity of the 160GB drive, I would say there is no compelling reason to upgrade. For new buyers, if you have a lot of music and want it all with you wherever you go this is the best option. Less music and the Nano or Touch may suit you better.
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186 of 192 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Take On The Volume Comments 19 July 2010
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I had previously had the 80GB Classic iPod, but had filled it with music, so was looking for something larger. However, I was put off by all the comments about the lack of volume. And I know a bit about volume, as I have seen The Who, Deep Purple and Motörhead, all holders of the 'loudest band' record in their time! Having looked around and found very little with a similar capacity (and nothing in a similar price range), I decided to take a chance - I mostly use the iPod in the car, through the cars stereo, so reasoned I could just crank that volume up to compensate.

Well, I don't know what the comments on volume (or lack of it) have been made in comparison to - but I can detect no difference between this and my old iPod (or indeed a Nano). OK, through the headphones it is not quite as loud as the bass bins at Motörhead, but still loud enough for me.

On other matters, the screen is certainly clearer than the previous 80GB one, for both text (song titles) and video. The only problem that I have, which is just the same as the previous iPod, is that when I drag and drop all my music into it somewhere in the process some of the song titles (within an album) get mixed up - the album will play in the correct order, but some of the song titles shown will be wrong. Not a major problem (but would be good if anyone knows a fix - and please don't say load the songs one at a time, I have WAY too many for that option!!) as it does not detract from the listening.

So, overall, I would thoroughly recommend this product as a portable music device. If, however, you want neighbour annoying volumes I suggest that you buy some hifi separates .......
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great product. (better than cowon x7) 4 May 2011
By fran
I don't see why people have complained about this not being loud enough - it is. I originally bought the cowon x7 but it kept skipping tracks, would freeze and need to be reset and the scroll was so sensitive I don't know how anyone can get it to work. The cowon x7 is often said to be the only other serious contender in the alternatives to the ipod at this level of capacity but I am convinced the ipod is much better (and cheaper).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ipod 5 July 2013
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Love this ipod, with all the new innovative ones that come along this is still the one for me, huge space for movies and songs, great touch sensitive pad and I know they last for years
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what is says on the tin. 27 Nov 2011
Simple and elegant, the classic does one thing and one thing very well; play your music.

If you don't want apps and the headaches that come with keeping everything up to date, or you already have a smart phone but it doesn't have enough memory for all your music, get this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far better than the new one! 22 Sep 2013
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My old 88 gb version got too close to a magnet and fried!!! My new 160 gb classic is much lighter and works better. The old one needed resetting every now and again but the new one doesn't. I would have liked the new touch one but it doesn't come in 160 gb, which I need. Good buy.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Ok i recieved my ipod classic 160Gb a few days back. Great product (honestly this isn't sarcastic) but if you intend to have it regularly synced with your PC or Mac WATCH OUT as it constantly hangs. Do a google search on 160gb Classic ipod freezes. One such freeze caused the ipod itself to malfunction requiring a hard reset. Well the ipod is now now full and sitting wrapped under the christmas tree, i guess time will tell if it's a dud. Also the drive spin up and read sounds awful...i have hardrives over 10yrs old that make less noise....so god knows how long before BAD SECTORS and eventual loss of all data ? Oh and to top it 160Gb ERRR NO 148Gb ... iknow were all used to losing some hardrive space due to OS and formating BUT 12Gb windows XP takes up less space and she's no skinny bird !
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If it aint broke dont fix it... 15 Oct 2010
By Ian
I bought the silver 160g model, despite warnings from several others on here about the volume limit. I use higher quality headphones than the standard apple ones and as a result I need less volume, so i didnt think this would be a problem for me. And to be fair it isnt a problem most of the time. However, when I take it to the gym I usually need more volume than usual and this is where I encountered problems with both the volume limit and the wheel. The wheel isnt as sensitive as previous models. It doesnt work through the plastic on the armband. This is my fourth ipod and I have used all my ipods with the same sports armband. This is the first one that I have had this problem with. Its disappointing as these are new problems with old features. I dont understand how a company as innovative as apple are getting it so wrong with features that they have been getting right for years.

I think its also worth mentioning that the volume is so restricted that if you do use the ipod with the standard earphones its practically unusable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
Fast delivery,
Cheaper than buying from Apple Store
Would recommend the IPod Classic, it has huge memory and if you have a load of music and photos it's just perfect. :-)
Published 7 days ago by Anita
5.0 out of 5 stars its worth it i deserve it
in the gym or in the car -or in a cruise vessel or even in the tube its a joy to behold and listen to -i stored 10000 songs and 1000 videos and its still only half full its a must... Read more
Published 12 days ago by doctor oz MB,MRCP
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant as always
I can't give it 5 stars as I bought it as a replacement for another 6th gen iPod that died after about 2 years, but this one works perfectly so far.
Published 17 days ago by Rachel Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!
At 160GB it's big enough to swallow my entire music collection more than twice over. I now have several weeks worth of continuous music and audio stored in something that... Read more
Published 1 month ago by mr_p
3.0 out of 5 stars One year up and suddenly faulty
I read a number of reviews about this product before buying it but as it still seemed to be the best MP3 player on the market and it was made by Apple I thought I'd give it a try. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ms. J. Moorhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars replacement as one lost. Superb piece of kit
recommended to anyone who want a good iPod. Memory big enough to back up iTunes and photos. Price was good value
Published 2 months ago by Paul A Gilmour and dawn james
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is the second one I have bought as my wife kept on taking mine. Huge storage capacity and good performance
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Apple iPod Classic Review
It's wonderful it's exactly what I wanted, I had been looking to upgrade from my 8GB iPod nano for quite some time and this 160GB fills my needs perfectly
Published 3 months ago by Helen Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is just perfect my husband has hundreds and hundreds of albums and the new ipods just havent got the space, great christmas present
Published 3 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
I don't think we will ever fill the capacity but it has been a great way to take our music around with us especially when travelling in our camper van.
Published 3 months ago by Phil Aldis
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