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1.0 out of 5 stars 7th Generation/6th Generation - all the same product just a different price, 9 Aug 2013
This review is from: Apple iPod classic 160 GB Black - 7th Generation (Electronics)
Apple don't describe the current iPod Classic 160GB model as either 6th Generation or 7th Generation, it's just that the current iPod Classic model followed the 5th Generation and vendors have taken it upon themselves to label it such. Since the 5th Generation models the iPod Classic 160GB has been through two iterations - fat and thin. Originally the 160GB capacity was achieved through a dual platter hard drive - hence the fat descriptor. Since the Classic 160GB's relaunch in 2011 it has used a single platter hard drive - hence the thin descriptor. This model is exactly the same as: Apple iPod classic 160GB - Black - 6th Generation. Do yourself a favour, save 30 or so by buying the current model described as 6th Generation as it is exactly the same as this model but cheaper [think about it why don't amazon.co.uk directly sell the 7th generation model - because it's no different to the 6th generation model, that's why].
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Initial post: 24 Aug 2013 22:52:31 BDT
gmiester says:
What a pointless review. You give the product one star because of apple cashing in rather than for the quality of the product, ridiculous

Posted on 25 Aug 2013 01:25:56 BDT
Donald Twain says:
fantastic review mate, really useful.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2013 23:47:39 BDT
he saved me 30, thats a thumbs up from me.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2013 15:21:18 BDT
Oskar Pig says:
It's not Apple cashing in - it's an unscrupulous market trader misleading buyers into thinking this is a newer product than the current 6th generation model. If you want to be duped go ahead and buy this product but you are wasting your money.

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 13:32:55 BDT
Thanks , I think your review is exactly the Information I was looking for about the 5th,6th and 7th generation units , before I decided which one to get . Thank you , you just saved me 30

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Oct 2013 09:40:49 BDT
GSP says:
For anybody who chooses to research the difference, what is called by some dealers "the 7th generation Classic" has a single platter hard drive. This was an attempt to cure the poor reliability of the earlier, twin-platter Classics.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2013 09:06:44 BDT
Oskar Pig says:
Yes but the point is that amazon are selling this single platter model for around 30 less; they just label it 6th generation (I know, I've purchased two from them in the last year).

Posted on 13 Oct 2013 16:37:02 BDT
thanks!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 17:14:25 GMT
George B. says:
So when you buy a iPod Classic off amazon does the 12 month warranty from apple still stand?

Posted on 6 Dec 2013 17:16:33 GMT
George B. says:
I want to buy an iPod Classic for my son. Your review is really helpful. But will it still have a 12month warranty that you get from buying directly from APPLE?
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