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New iPod owners report “pops” or “clicks” between tracks

Reader “pudge” at SlashDot reports that “the new iPods released last week seem to have a problem that causes an audible ‘electrostatic pop’ between all tracks played on it. The effect is not imaginary, as it has been witnessed by many users over at the Apple discussion forums. Now, one user has actually published a sound sample recorded the iPod’s playback and the verdict is in: it’s real. I hope this is a firmware issue and that it’s quickly fixed…”

Our own forums are reporting this and other problems encountered with new iPods. If you have experienced the same “pop” or “click” between tracks on your iPod leave your comments here and report any problems on Apple’s iPod Feeback page. Hopefully it will garner immediate attention and Apple will release updated firmware to fix the problem.

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Posted by str on May 7, 2003 at 3:33 PM (CDT)


Interesting conspiracy theory, genius.  Why do Apple-haters always pop up on Apple-related community sites?

Posted by Lounger in Honolulu, HI on May 7, 2003 at 3:44 PM (CDT)


The duplicate posting by “str” has been deleted.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 7, 2003 at 5:07 PM (CDT)


good point,  although i love apple, this is why i am disappointed with preventable mistakes on their part

Posted by str on May 8, 2003 at 6:35 AM (CDT)


Yeah, there is a click…reminds me of a lot of devices that had audio issues (Ipaq)...guess apple forgot about this…oh well, guess they will probably fix it soon.  It has to do with reading header information as “electrostatic noise” by the hardware decoder chip.

Posted by zoomer in Mass on May 8, 2003 at 11:49 AM (CDT)


I too couldnt believe it when i heard the familiar ‘pop’ and ‘crackle’ usually associated with vinyl than state of the art mp3 players like the ipod. Think its best if all affected complain to the ipod feedback site and insist on a fix. Is this fixable via updated software though? or is this a hardware prob in the design ? perhaps a return to the supplier is needed?

Posted by cygnet on April 30, 2004 at 5:00 AM (CDT)


I get radom 2-tone “blip” noises when I’m listening to my iPod in the car with an iTrip.  Does anyone else get this?

Also, I reckon iPods are so popular in cars here - I often get transmissions in trafic from other cars!! The FM band is so crowded here - we must all be using 88-89mHz!!

Posted by Allan Barnes on December 21, 2005 at 4:26 AM (CST)

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