Pros Space, ease of use, design, size, battery life, packaging, iTunes, genius, podcast support, video playback
Cons Screen cover is easily scratchable (but still scratch free) My iPod hasn't left my house without it's case and the back looks terible already. Sound quality could be better but it's livable.
Summary I think all I need say is it's a great, easy to use, high capacity personal media player basicaly. iTunes is amazing software supirior to any jukebox in my opinion. It does what I want it to do, it does what I need it to do and although there's players that are cheaper and sound better then iPod's in general and they wont scratch as easy either, I just can't help but love my iPod.
Pros Its shiny but it does less than the previous model, its declining technology.
Cons CNET review says "some older iPod video accessories may not be compatible" well basically the new classic wont allow you to play video through ANY aftermarket docks.
Summary Apple needs to stop restricting its product functionality, before the feds decide its time for another FTC lawsuit. It is really not that difficult to have the user be able to select the video output format, rather than require docking devices to have an apple authentication chip. I found 9 other forums complaining about the classic not playing video out to other docks.
"Not to bad."on by caubool
Pros Great sound and obviously fantastic storage.Videos are also very well for such a small screen.
Cons Far too impact resistant, and scratch. I've gone through 2 in 3 months just barely being bumped. Also iTunes has quite the hustle going on with the limited way to put certain music and video on the device.
Summary Good despite the amount of money they pay to manufacture the product.
"Itunes Isucks"on by gsayler
Pros The controls and sound quality of the Ipod are terrific
Cons The Itunes software blows, doesn't find much album artwork but tries to sell Isuck stuff instead
Summary Won't buy any more Apple icrap
Pros Storage capacity, style, easy to use, lots of accessories (like the cassette adapter for my car).
Cons Cosmetically fragile...other than that...none (so far)
Summary I was avoiding ipods for years, don't like new stuff that kids understand before me...haha. However, after finally giving in to my silly quirks, I am happy to report that this thing is an awesome invention. I guess now I have to put my 1986 Sony Walkman on Ebay (its probably a collectors item now!!!). I will NEVER get a ipod touch and here's why: I had a Samsung Glyde (VerizonWireless) that was full touch controls...and at first it was nice but then it started annoying me daily to the point that I downgraded myself to a RAZR and sold the Glyde for $200.Just a added not for those complaining about having to buy everything from itunes...i have spent $20 on itunes. However, i have 1422 songs, 14 music videos and 16 movies (so far). i imported all my cd's and friends cd's (itunes lets you import...) and videos and movies you can import as well but they must be converted to ipod format. then just drag and drop into itunes from pc. pretty easy stuff really.
Updated on Apr 18, 2009
I am still totally in love with my black 120 gigger. I have a body glove "wetsuit" for it (looks awesome!!!!) and it clips on perfectly to a a/c vent in the car. That, with the cassette adapter, now I can watch movies (or videos) on the road. BTW a 2000 Taurus has amazing surround sound...seriously...its almost as good as my home theater rig.
This ipod was given to me, brand new, as a gift and 99.9% of the content on it was imported into itunes. If you roll like i do (just get real lucky sometimes!) you can have you ipod and feed it for free too.
P.S. I still have 87GB to go!