iPod classic is said to be outdated but fit for the job of storing your massive music library. Last updated in 2009, the iPod classic hasn’t had much attention from Apple in recent years, but it hasn’t been forgotten completely. After all, for serious music lovers, the iPod classic is a small and relatively inexpensive way to carry around your entire music collection, even if consists of a whopping 40,000 songs.
The main selling point of the iPod classic is its capacity. At 160 GB, it’s got more than double the capacity of the closest iPod model: the 64 GB iPod touch.Apple says you can fit up to 40,000 songs, squeeze in 200 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or a combination of all of those into the iPod classic.It’s great that you can fit so much video and thousands of photos onto the iPod classic, but don’t expect to get a great viewing experience directly from the device.
Apple iPod Classic Review:
iPad display is just 2.5 inch diagonally. It is bright and crisp, though. One of the reasons for the smaller display is because the iPod classic uses Apple’s Click Wheel for navigation, rather than the touchscreen that iPod touch, iPod nano, iPhone and iPad users are used to. This can make getting around the iPod classic a little clunkier than with other iPods, but we’ve always felt that the Click Wheel is sufficient enough to enable you to quickly navigate through the device.
The iPod classic also has the Genius Mixes feature, which aims to help you find songs that go well together and put them all into one playlist. You’ll need to turn Genius on in iTunes on your computer before you can use the feature on your iPod classic, though. Also, it comes up with some pretty random results sometimes.
You can sync music playlists from your Mac or PC to your iPod classic too. You can’t build them directly from the device, which can be frustrating if you fancy making a new mix while you’re out.Cover Flow presents you with a way to browse the cover art you’ve got on your iPod and choose what you want to listen to from there. It looks rather nice, but it’s not particularly practical if you’ve got thousands of albums in your library.Alternatively, you can browse lists of artists, albums, compilations, songs, genres or composers to find what you’re looking for.