October 3, 2006
Dear CNET members,
Just a few weeks ago, Apple introduced its fifth-generation iPod to the public. While it still sports the same look and feel, it has matured and become wiser than its predecessor--gaining a few improvements such as a brighter screen, better battery life, and larger storage capacity, but most notably a new price point, which makes non-iPod owners potentially interested in one. Now that you've been able to tinker with the new iPod or read a review about it, what do you think of it overall? Did it meet your expectations? Were the added improvements worthy of your interest? Whether you're an iPod lover or an anti-iPodder, let's paint the whole picture of the recently released Apple iPod in your own words in the latest Make Some Noise discussion forum. So share your opinions as to whether the new iPod is worth it. The soapbox is now under your feet--stand tall and tell all!
This week's hot topic:
Is the new iPod worth it?
Many people were expecting the next-gen iPod to be the "true" video iPod; instead, Apple announced a slightly improved version of the fifth-generation iPod. Is the update good enough? Many of you chimed in to let us know what you thought of the new iPod.
Still #1 for a reason
"I just bought the 80GB (black) version last week for a road trip. Bought a great Marware case and stored my photos and all of my tunes on there. Also had a few videos ripped as well for some viewing when bored. There's a reason it's..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member Bosco714Close, but no cigar
"Apple is obviously trying to survive rather than lead. It polished the old version and added more memory to stay competitive. Innovation is clearly missing. A wide-screen format is sorely needed as well as wireless..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member emil serbanApple isn't getting my money this year
"I had high expectations, but I am very disappointed. Where's the wide screen, or touch screen, or integrated Bluetooth? Increasing resolution and boosting the hard drive is hardly worth all the hype. Let's hope SanDisk or Zune..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member jonhall316Speak Up!
Here's your chance to tell us if you think the new iPod is worth it. Visit the latest Make Some Noise discussion, and let us know what you think!
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