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Fifth-generation (video) iPods arrive

imageApple’s new fifth-generation iPods have begun arriving to those in the U.S. who placed their order shortly after last week’s announcement. iLounge editors and several forum members have already received their new iPods, with many more iLoungers reporting that theirs have been shipped. In addition, it has been confirmed that most Apple retail stores have received a limited number of the new iPods.

We’ve posted a six-page photo gallery featuring the unpacking of a 30GB black iPod and a 60GB white iPod. You can also check out our Top Ten Things You Wanted to Know About the 5G iPod article, our original first look article on the device, as well as our gallery of 300+ pictures from the special Apple event where the new iPod was unveiled. Stay tuned to iLounge for our comprehensive review.

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I guess they anticipated the demand for online orders correctly this time.

Posted by LukeA on October 18, 2005 at 3:12 PM (CDT)


Stop taking pictures and get reviewing!

Posted by Stuart on October 18, 2005 at 3:33 PM (CDT)


The Apple Stores here in Minneapolis received their first shipment of the 30 GB version today, but still no 60 GB ‘s yet.  They suggested I check back again tomorrow.

Posted by jcs on October 18, 2005 at 3:36 PM (CDT)


how’s the case?  is it an utter piece of crap, or does it seem durable enough for long-term use?

Posted by Craig on October 18, 2005 at 4:05 PM (CDT)


I placed my order saturday the 15th (60gig black).  They shipped my AV cable and warrenty, but the ipod will not ship till at least the 26th.  :(

Posted by CJ Jones on October 18, 2005 at 4:22 PM (CDT)


WOW… just got mine today. Unreal!!! Everything is so beautiful. Just loaded one of the Pixar video’s to the pod and the video looks great. Everyone at mu office is lined up out my door to come in and take a look!!!!

Any questions out there??

Posted by ntljr on October 18, 2005 at 4:26 PM (CDT)


why does apple have such a fascination with U2? they suck! whatever, i still want one of these. Anyone want to buy an ipod 3rd generation?

Posted by mrtambourineman on October 18, 2005 at 6:10 PM (CDT)


How much for the 3G, Tambourine?

Posted by joe cool on October 18, 2005 at 6:12 PM (CDT)


Just a note: Do not encode to H.264, I repeat do NOT encode to H.264.

H.264 is a very good codec, and its quality and filesizes are much better then just about any other format at the SAME RESOLUTION.

It’s also more cpu intensive to playback, hence the ipods only support H.264 at 320x240. It will NOT look better then MPEG4 at 480 x 480.

MPEG4 at 480 x 480 is just a bit larger filesizes, that is all. With 30GB and 60GB, you don’t have to worry about that much.

Apple included H.264 support simply to push its format and to save on bandwith.

So encoding movies for the ipod can be done in almost real time, encode at MPEG4 480 x 480. (by the way, most tivo boxes consider MPEG2 at 480 x 480 to be “best”... so there you go)

Only shortfalls of 5G ipod’s is screen size (I can live with it) and battery life.

Posted by webby on October 18, 2005 at 6:33 PM (CDT)


I’m selling my 3G for $125 if anyones interested.

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Posted by MCnigga on October 18, 2005 at 6:37 PM (CDT)


I called the Sacramento, CA Apple store and they said they have the 30GB in white only.  I’ll probably check back again tomorrow to see if they have the 60GB version.

Posted by web dan on October 18, 2005 at 6:47 PM (CDT)


man. i was refreshing the page with the apple store when the new ones were to be released and was definitely one of the first few to order.  but i didn’t think about how getting my name engraved on it would take an extra week to ship to me.  such a bummer.

Posted by chris on October 18, 2005 at 9:39 PM (CDT)


The apple store in St. Louis has stock, but says they are still filling their preorders and will not sell to anyone not on the list.  Bummer. I was PO’ed at that.

Posted by Der_Kommissar on October 19, 2005 at 12:16 AM (CDT)


Man, I ordered an iPod video and it will be here in like 10 days and i just cant wait, i nead a good case, any one kno wer i can get one???

Posted by Docta Funk on October 19, 2005 at 1:31 AM (CDT)


Did the invisibleShield for the Ipod come out yet? that shield is pretty nice.

Posted by josh on October 19, 2005 at 4:24 AM (CDT)


One of the main issues I see with the new iPod is the removal of the remote control port on top…

I loved being able to use accessories AND being able to charge at the same time… saves battery and allows to run off of battery when near a plug.

Now the new model forces accessories to either be swapped out or accessories be designed with power support while in use.

No. No. No…

Posted by Chris G on October 19, 2005 at 9:21 AM (CDT)


am i alone in thinking that the new ipod looks ugly with the smaller click wheel? too much empty space!

Posted by sighte on October 19, 2005 at 9:28 AM (CDT)


Is the video playback any good on the Ipod Video ? It is smooth ? How is the fps of the screen ? Has anyone watched a fast action clip on it like a soccer match ?

Posted by John Ho on October 19, 2005 at 12:56 PM (CDT)

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