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Apple iPod 20GB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Apple iPod 20GB. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The design and usability also get good feedback. The sound and battery get mixed comments, and some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod 20GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Apple iPod 20GB from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the memory and sound. The performance and portability also get good views, but many are critical about the price.

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple Ipod 20GB 4th Generation

Oct, 2015

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Bill Machrone (

Apple Fourth Gen. iPod (20GB)


Apple didn't do much new when it introduced the fourth generation of the iPod, but it didn't need to. No one has beaten the company at the portable-audio-player game yet, but with 75 percent market share, the only way to go is down. The...

Charges via USB cable. Nice firmware improvements. Control wheel adopted from iPod mini. Improved battery life.

EQ distortion problems at high volume.

Still the player to beat despite a premium price and minimal features. The fourth generation of the Apple iPod doesn't sound any better than the third, but it doesn't need toas long as you don't use the EQ settings.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Robert Sinke (

setting the well-balanced tone


Apple iPod v4: Accessories There's a difference between the 20GB's and the 40GB's accessory set (storage capacities may have changed during time, Apple tends to play around with those for marketing-technical reasons). Very clever marketing by Apple has re

Well, Apple of course had already set the standards a long time ago, but their 4th generation of iPods will probably manage to extend the brand's lead over the competition even further. While there's hardly anything revolutionary to be found on this...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Jason Snell (

Fourth-Generation iPods


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

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

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

Music Player Adopts Mini's Click Wheel, Adds Battery Life

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Chris Pickering (

Apple iPod 20GB


The iPod themselves used to come in two separate incarnations. The one's solely for your music, and one sporting a colour screen so you can view your downloaded photographs on the move. Well now that's no more. Every single iPod released has this...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: topsyturvy (

Apple iPod 20 GB : The Core of My Life


So the ipod, everybody knows about them, either everybody has one or everybody wants one. For many years ever since the ipod was first started I knew I wanted one, I saw it always in the must have gadgets pages. The only problem, the price, who in...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: Dringostarr (

Apple iPod 20 GB : Biggest waste of money ever


Being such an avid listener of music that I am, getting an I-pod seemed the best thing I could do. It could hold all my songs with ease, it means I wouldn't need to swap CD's, or mini discs, I could get all the details of the songs with one click, it...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: Crazy_Josh (

Apple iPod 20 GB : 4 Generations on, and still improving!


I bought my Ipod in early September (I think), as I had been planning on getting one for a while. But I waited for the 4g version to come out, and went onto amazon and bought it for £215. I think the price is dropping slowly, but don't expect to get...

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: phennphawcks (

Apple iPod 20 GB : The gadget that kept me sane


To be honest, I really don't think this product needs much by way of introduction. But just in case you really have been spending the last couple of years dead for tax reasons, then the iPod is the device that has become synonymous with portable music....

Nov, 2004