It's kind of a muddle, because people talk about 6G and 7G Classics, despite there being 3 revisions (1G, 2G, 3G, as in my earlier post).
As an attempt to answer your question, this is how the RB team do it: all iPod Classics are 6Gs, often referred to only as the "iPod Classic", since the "Classic" name is distinct from the earlier 1G-5.5G models. There's then a further subdivide into 1G, 2G and 3G.
I believe the 7G term has never been used officially by Apple to describe any kind of iPod Classic, but was widely adopted after one of the Classic refreshes (probably the 1G -> 2G refresh, since there was actually a visible, external difference - the size). Again, I believe Apple refer to all Classics as "6G" models, but I could be wrong.
EDIT: I should point out that for all intents and purposes, none of this matters. If you have a chubby iPod Classic you might have to wait a little longer for a stable release, is all.
Well, the older 160GB ipod and the 5 gen. ipod video are the chubbier ones, right?
Mine's a slimmer 120GB, so I assumed it is 2 gen.
My dad's a slim 80GB, looks identical to mine unlike my sister's (5 gen. ipod video 80GB).
So my dad has the 1 gen. and mine's the 2 gen.?
Very Legal says mine is 1st gen. So which is it? I confuz =(
I thought mine and my dad's came out around the same time, they seem to be called 6 gen. collectively around here.
Well, my point was meaningless anyway, lol.
Edited by Mad Max - 1/12/11 at 8:25pm