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Observations on 40GB iPod

Reader David E. Frank at Macintouch.com has submitted some ‘initial observations’ of his new iPod 40GB which replaced his 30GB. Click ‘Read more’ for the list.

  • The LCD display is both brighter and bluer than the 30GB unit. It looks more like the advertising photos that came out when the 30GB units (aka “3rd generation iPods”) were released.
  • The software version shown in the About screen is 2.0.2.
  • The capacity is shown as 37.2 GB.
  • It is the same thickness as the 30GB unit, and therefore works in the same dock/dock base combination. It is approximately the same weight as the 30GB unit.
  • Its surface doesn’t feel as smooth as the 30GB.
  • The software CD has a new part number: 2Z691-4568 vs. 2Z691-4261 for the 30GB

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well the hold wasn’t working on my 30gig so i got it swapped out for a new one, but the screen is alot lighter almost white and i need the contrast to be set at half before i could really see anything as to where my previous one would have been completly dark if i moved it to the middle, and the LCD display does look alot lighter like the old one was blueish and this one is just plain white. and the software version is 2.0.2 which i also thought was strange.

Posted by Jebus in Irvine, CA on September 16, 2003 at 3:38 AM (CDT)


Well I bought my 30 Gig IPOD the day they came out and my display was white. My buddy went in the next day and his display is a light blue. I think it’s a random thing and his display is prob as bright as your 40 Gig Ipod .. welll .. Whatever .. once you scratch it .. thats all u look at anyways :)

Posted by faizon in Irvine, CA on September 16, 2003 at 9:30 AM (CDT)


I was one of the first to get a 40GB iPod in Australia on Monday - according to the staff, and while in the AppleCentre I had a closer look with a 15GB “old” iPod and I also found the new one’s scroll-wheel and butons are more “white” - as in less clear acrylic- so there are some minor cosmetic changes

Posted by thinktwice in Irvine, CA on September 16, 2003 at 2:36 PM (CDT)


dang. i bought a 30GB less than a week before the 40’s came out. oh well, i guess i have the compusa replacement plan.

and anyone who doesnt understand why i would want 40 gigs must not have an emusic.com or itunes account…

Posted by engage in Irvine, CA on September 17, 2003 at 1:11 AM (CDT)


I use XPlay to sync my music library, and I am an Audible.com subscriber as well. I can use the Audible to software to get audible files over to the ipod and that works fine. However, whenever I sync using XPlay, my Audible folder is erased and I have to transfer files from Audible again. This is a pain in the butt. Does anyone know of a fix or workaround? Am I just doing something wrong? Thanks…

Posted by Steven Travers in Irvine, CA on September 18, 2003 at 11:41 PM (CDT)

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