Monday, November 07, 2005

Five reasons why the 4G iPod is better -- for audio

CNet (please don't read them if you want technical content) argue that the 4G iPod is better than the 5G iPod if you don't need the video features.

Five reasons why the 4G iPod is better -- for audio

Actually don't bother reading that article - their points are weak. Buy a 5G and love it.


At 3:53 AM, Anonymous gkt said...

Agreed.. cnet is a bit light on "content". However the article actually missed the number one reason to get a 4G over a 5G. Sync over firewire. This has been removed on the 5G :-(.

What this means is I have to update my G4 TiBook (with FW400 and USB1.1) to a newer AlBook (with USB2) before I can upgrade to a 5G ipod... pity that...


At 6:40 AM, Blogger Matt said...

I know! I was shocked to find out that they had removed Firewire support. Bad move Apple. Fair enough not to supply a cable but why remove the functionality? It couldn't have taken up much (any?) room nor could it have cost very much.

But surely you'll be waiting for the P4-M based Powerbooks anyway GKT? ;)

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Jiggy said...

I hear the reason why Apple removed Firewire support was to allow the 5G iPods to be much thinner than the previous generation.

Not sure how much of a difference it made to the size, but since I'm a PC user I'd take a thinner iPod over lack of firewire functionality :-)

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I'm all for thinner iPods. But I find it difficult to believe that Firewire support cost any size...still I can't think of any other reason.

Actually, I _can_ believe that there would be a penalty in size if they're relying on chipset features provided by third parties...but then _some_ of the chips in the iPod must be made by Apple and I can't believe it would be difficult to roll in Firewire support.

Maybe it's just not that big of a deal to worry about rolling a new chip for?


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