updated 07:45 am EDT, Thu July 29, 2004
TIME on 4G iPod
TIME magazine reports that the new 4G iPod, selected as the "Gadget of the Week", is a "modest hop forward and a complete overhaul," but says Apple is holding back on some on publicizing some of its new features: "But you should know that internally the new iPod is a ground-up reconstruction, and its really compelling applications — the ones that very well might get the goat of anyone unable or unwilling to upgrade — . All that Apple is saying is that there's more to this than what's being publicized." The article notes that new iPod sometimes delivers delivers more than its advertised 12-hour battery life, offers positive comments about the new click-wheel, and highlights the new multiple On-the-Go Playlists feature, but notes drawbacks in its shuffle features.