Classic -160GBMC293LL/A(S) MC297LL/A(B) -
Originally: $249 New
$229 Black - Amazon
$229 Silver - Amazon More prices
So what are the caveats? Well for starters, as with every other iPod Classic, this is a hard-drive (rather than flash-memory) based device. As a result, it has moving parts which make it unsuitable for running or any physical activity that exerts mechanical shock onto the iPod. Unless you exercise constantly with your iPod though, this really shouldn't be an issue. The only other caveat, which is more of personal taste than an actual flaw, that I can find, is that Apple has not made any cosmetic changes to this device since they introduced it in 2007. Now don't get me wrong, the point of an iPod "Classic," is to retain the "Classic" design, but after seeing how much better a black Clickwheel looks on the silver iPod Nano, I'd have thought that Apple would have given the silver iPod Classic a black Clickwheel as well. However, I admit that this is entirely my personal preference and not a "flaw" per se. I've put a quick list of pros and cons together, which can be seen below...
Apple iPod classic (Late 2008 120GB, Late 2009 160GB) - ilounge Apple iPod Classic 160GB - cnet
iPod classic, second-generation (160GB) - macworld
iPod Classic goes 160GB for $249 - techcrunch
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