capsule review

iPod 40GB (Click Wheel)

At a Glance
  • Apple iPod 40GB (Click Wheel)

    Macworld Rating

    Featuring controls borrowed from the iPod mini, a simplified menu interface, and a reduced price tag, the latest generation of iPods are a fitting evolution to Apple's stunningly popular line of...

What you're demanding from your music player will determine whether this iPod update will satisfy you. If your digital music collection remains relatively small and you don't need half-a-day's worth of battery life, you're probably better off with an iPod mini. But if it takes 30 days to play your music collection from end to end, you'd like to use the iPod's extra space for file storage, you need extra battery life, or you're a big fan of audiobooks, you'll love this new generation of iPod just as much its predecessors.

(See our full review at the link below.)--Jason Snell

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Featuring controls borrowed from the iPod mini, a simplified menu interface, and a reduced price tag, the latest generation of iPods are a fitting evolution to Apple's stunningly popular line of digital-audio players.

    Pros

    • Clickable scroll wheel, long battery life, improved audiobook support

    Cons

    • On-The-Go Playlists aren't saved in manual mode
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