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6G Ipods...UGH

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
ok...
Anyone here know WHY they changed the ipod design?
its now very hard to use the thumb wheel...

Should i get a 4g or 5g instead?
post #2 of 21
what?
post #3 of 21
what?
post #4 of 21
Maybe he's referring to the Touch. I don't know?
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Sorry...
let me give a bit more detail

The new 6g ipods (classics) have a smaller thumb wheel to navigate the ipod menus... because of this new implementation the response of surfing through the menus has been ****ed UP
its very unresponsive and its feels "choppy" you can skip a few menu selections without intending to

Anyone else notice this?
post #6 of 21
Yeah, the whole firmware is laggy, have you got the latest?

I do agree, I really liked the 5.5g clickwheel, much more smoother to scroll with
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
is there a fix for this?
i would love to get a 160gig classic ipod
but this firmware is just too annoying to bother.
post #8 of 21
Will they ever work out all the bugs?
post #9 of 21
they will, but they are taking their sweet time, i quite like, i get used to her bugs and we understand each other

i say go for it, its great, and intime things will get fixed, but for me its the 160gb i like!
post #10 of 21
I'm not ready to risk my expensive computer locking up. If it wasn't for that, I'd already have one.
post #11 of 21
they decreased it from 38.1mm to 38.0mm, so i doubt its the size you're noticing.

Austin, i believe the lockup issue some were experiencing was fixed in the last itunes update
http://discussions.apple.com/thread....21618&tstart=0
in any event, i haven't heard of any hardware damage from a software lockup relating to itunes and the classic, so i'm not sure why the price of your computers matters.
post #12 of 21
Heh, yeah I'm pretty certain iTunes won't brick your "expensive computer" If it does, I'll give you $25 for it so it's not a complete loss.

All the scroll wheels up to the 4G were pure bliss to use. After that it went downhill. The Nano isn't too choppy, however.
post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeM View Post
is there a fix for this?
i would love to get a 160gig classic ipod
but this firmware is just too annoying to bother.
I assume that you don't have an iPod 6G yet but tried it at a store/friend/...
Do you know which firmware version it was running? The ogininal firmware was very slow and made the click wheel very unresponsive. Then apple released the 1.0.1 update which made things a little better.
Now, on 1.0.2, my 6G scrolls perfect.
If you visit the store again, you can check the verion in the "about" menu.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
yes i tried it at the store and it was very disappointing

Ill try it again ... maybe i can update the firmware at the ipod store hehe

Thanks for the tip!
post #15 of 21
Really? when i had the classic it was noticably more responsive than the 5g that i owned

Never noticed any difference with the size though
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