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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
News Categories: iPod

iLounge couldn’t wait until Friday to receive its 40GB iPod, so we went to our local Apple Store and picked up a new 4G 20GB iPod for review. It’s being put through its paces as we speak. And yes, though the numbers show only a .12” difference, the new 40GB version feels surprisingly thicker (3G size, even) than the new 20GB. Retail Apple Stores have received “lots of them” in both sizes, and they’re already going quickly. Check back here for updates.

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81

I still don’t understand why, if they are going to offer a 60gig-they dont do it now….maybe its not coming (and how thick will it be…..........)

Posted by Ian Street on July 23, 2004 at 1:46 AM (PDT)

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I ordered my new 4G yesterday morning and it should be arriving tommorw, I think it shipped from Denmark. Cant f***ing wait!
I sold my 3G on ebay the day before for 220 to some poor fool, obviously doesn’t read ipodlounge!!!!!!!

Posted by Kash on July 23, 2004 at 5:40 AM (PDT)

83

I have a 3g and just got the 4g. My biggest complaint with the 3g was I would often try to shut it down by holding down the play button, but the iPod wouldn’t respond, it took several tries. Maybe this was a fluke with mine, but I’m not as frustrated using the 4g. I think it’s a big improvement.

Posted by eroell on July 23, 2004 at 8:59 AM (PDT)

84

Hey, has anyone tried the ITalk with the 4G?

Posted by Rafa on July 23, 2004 at 10:24 AM (PDT)

85

IMPERFECTIONS/SCRATCHES ON YOUR IPOD?

I have just opened my brand new 4th generation 40GB ipod.  Immediately after removing the ipod from its plastic wrapping I noticed that the front of the unit had many imperfections on it.  It’s not like the surface is scratched, the best way I can describe it is as though something has been spilt on the front and then left to dry leaving a residue.  I’ve tried wiping the front with a damp cloth and the imperfections have gone slightly but I cannot get rid of them completely (it’s as though the imperfections are within the material.

I’m not impressed when I’ve just paid £300 since I would expect it to be perfect.  I think I’m going to return the Ipod and see if a reaplcement is any better.

HAS ANYBODY ELSE FOUND SCRATCHES OR IMPERFECTIONS ON THEIR 4TH GENERATION IPOD?????

Posted by Adam on August 12, 2004 at 12:41 PM (PDT)

86

I’m so confused!!!!!
i’ve jus passed allll my GCSE’s tongue laugh and my mum and dad r gonna get me one. but i dnt know which one to get. i was reading about the defect the other day which has stumped me and now readin all this is makin me unsure which one to get or whether i should even get one!!!
help me decide please, thnx!

Posted by FaIrY on August 31, 2004 at 3:41 AM (PDT)

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