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iLounge’s first 4G iPod review arrives today

To commemorate Apple’s launch of the fourth-generation iPod, and to thank all of our readers for their patience, iLounge will be posting its first review of the new 20GB and 40GB models later today, Friday, July 23, 2004.

Like our prior first review of the iPod mini, titled the Newbie Review, iLounge’s first fourth-generation review, conclusions, and product rating will be geared towards first-time iPod buyers. A subsequent review geared towards more experienced users (the Power Users’ Review) will follow shortly thereafter.

These reviews will also mark the launch of iLounge’s new product rating system, which will replace our prior Excited / Happy / It’s OK / Sad icons with a more versatile letter grading system, featuring A, B, C, D and F with plus and minus marks. We have been planning for this change for some time, and you will soon see its benefits in an easier-to-use report card for all currently released iPods and accessories. We’ll look forward to your thoughts and comments.

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Personally, I prefer the rating with Excited / Happy / It’s OK / Sad icons. You have to keep in mind that other countries have other rating systems at school, so people outside the US don

Posted by podLover on July 23, 2004 at 5:31 AM (CDT)


Is it really wise to announce the reviews like this? Surely you are going to cause a flood of people trying to find them and endlessly clicking the refresh button?

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2004 at 5:33 AM (CDT)


Please, how ceazy!! he change for ratings is better.  people outsidethe US certainly DO know how a - f works. bring it on.

Posted by Martley in United Kingdom / Great Britain on July 23, 2004 at 5:43 AM (CDT)


Can you get an F+?

Posted by croooow on July 23, 2004 at 6:33 AM (CDT)


My english teacher back in high school gave me an F- once to prove a point that I shouldnt worry about grades.

Posted by 4g 4 lif on July 23, 2004 at 7:01 AM (CDT)


4G 4Lif:  That F- might have been because you don’t know how to use contractions. ;)

Posted by Shade on July 23, 2004 at 7:10 AM (CDT)


Trying to create anticipation for a review by announcing it early is really pathetic. Any other site would just release the review when it’s ready and be done with it.

Posted by dase on July 23, 2004 at 8:55 AM (CDT)


Hey fellas,

Just got my 4g in the mail all the way from China and it came 3 days early.  It is simply amazing, of course I am upgrading from the 1G to the 4G, the 1G still works by the way.  But the 4G is everything I could have wanted.  I got my girlfriend the mini when they first came out and i have to say the size and design of that is gorgeous but the size restraints forced me into a full size model.  But now that I hold it in my hands its amazing.  Cant wait for the review.

Posted by Mr. Just-God-A-4g on July 23, 2004 at 9:08 AM (CDT)


Jeremy, do you think you could address the 2 different color screens in your review? i heard that some new 4g’s ship with a white backlight and some ship with a blue.. Thanks

Posted by Steve on July 23, 2004 at 9:20 AM (CDT)


Thanks for keeping us updated as you go. If Apple would have done the same, there wouldn’t have been as many returned 3G’s! I know your review will help me in deciding if I should return my 3G or if I should just stick with it until the 5G. So, thanks for all of your hard work (and playing) that you do in order to help out guys like me. I appreciate it!

Posted by starperformer on July 23, 2004 at 9:58 AM (CDT)


starperformer, you can return your 3G to get a 4G? how do you do that?

Posted by Tchendoh on July 23, 2004 at 2:24 PM (CDT)


Has anyone else experienced lock-ups of their new click-wheel iPod?  I’ve naturally been dumping tons of music onto it, but it has locked up on me requiring the Menu + Select reset twice now.

I’ve done similarly large iPod fill-ups onj a 3rd gen unit with never a problem on the same system.

My PC: WinXP 3.2 GHz 1 GB RAM, 40 GB iPod 4th gen, FiWi connection to the dock.

Curious if anyone else has seen issues like this.

Posted by Bklyn on July 23, 2004 at 10:25 PM (CDT)


I have had multiple lock ups on my 4g 20gb ipod.  Apple had me update and restore and no help.

Posted by Rocky on August 20, 2004 at 9:38 PM (CDT)

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