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Apple iPod classic (2nd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 876 reviews of Apple iPod classic (2nd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the sound and portability. The performance and design also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the connectivity and price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, performance, portability, sound

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod classic (2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPod classic (2nd Gen)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (2nd Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the portability and sound are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the durability and headphones.

design, usability, performance, sound, portability

price, headphones, durability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod 20GB for PC - 2nd Generation [M8741B/A]Apple iPod 10GB for PC - 2nd Generation [M8740B/A]Apple iPod 10GB for PC - 2nd Generation [M8740B/A]

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPod classic (2nd Gen)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 632 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (2nd Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the portability and price. The performance and design also get good reviews, but there are some less positive comments about the connectivity. The size and reliability get mixed reviews.

usability, design, performance, price, portability


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod 20 GB White M8741LL/A (2nd Generation) OLD MODELApple 20 GB iPod from HP (MP102)Apple iPod 10 GB White M8740LL/A (2nd Generation) OLD MODEL

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (

Apple iPod Classic ( second generation, 120GB, silver)


Editors' note, August 18, 2009: Rumors strongly suggest that a new line of iPods will be unveiled early in September of this year. For those considering the purchase of an iPod, we recommend holding off until these new models become available. Check...

The second-generation iPod Classic adds a new Genius playlist feature to its time-tested combination of music, video, podcast, audiobook, and photo playback.

EQ control is limited; some older iPod video accessories may not be compatible; the plastic screen is susceptible to scratching; users are required to use the latest version of iTunes, which may not work on some older computer systems.

The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. Few can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (

Apple 20GB iPod (Color, Late 2005)


Crisp, bright, color screen and photo features for same price as previous monochrome version ; Excellent sound quality ; Works with existing accessories ; Good battery life

No bundled AV or FireWire cables ; Requires syncing with iTunes to “project” photos (to a TV) that have been uploaded via camera adapters

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (

The iPod People

Nov, 2002

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (

Blasphemy! Apple Does Windows

Sep, 2002

Expert review by: Michael Gowan (

Apple IPod (10GB Hard Drive, Firewire) (Apple-M8709LLA) Review - PCWorld


MP3 player with a great look

High Price

Apple has produced an MP3 player with a great look, an intuitive interface, easy-to-use controls, and fast transfers. At the moment, its high price and lack of Windows support will put off those who don't like the idea of having to run extra software...

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Michael Gowan (



Form and function in a consumer electronics device? What a novel concept. In the IPod, Apple delivers an MP3 player that's not only sleek and trim but also has an intuitive interface and easy-to-use, wheel-based controls. The IPod can double as a...

MP3 player with a great look Intuitive interface

High Price Lack of Windows support

If you want to use an IPod with Windows, we suggest you wait: The new IPods will ship with Windows-compatible software, a FireWire cable, and a FireWire adapter, all of which should make using an IPod as easy for a PC owner as it has been for Mac...

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Sean Captain, (

Apple IPod: Coming to a PC Near You


The impressive IPod MP3 player will become even more appealing with the help of new third-party Windows software.

Feb, 2002

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (

Review: second-generation iPod classic


In nearly every respect, the new iPod classic is the same device introduced last year. It has a few new features, such as support for Genius playlists, and current iPod classic owners may not feel compelled to upgrade. But the iPod classic remains the...

That’s not to say that the iPod classic is a bad iPod. In fact, it’s a perfectly wonderful iPod if you want to take a large collection of your media library with you. It’s just that compared to the iPod touch and 4G iPod nano, its utility isn't very sexy

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Asim Zaidi (

Apple iPod+ HP 20GB


It's sexy, slick, pleasurable to use and it looks so damn good! I am talking about no other than the Apple iPod. Today, we have the opportunity of taking the co-branded version, the Apple iPod+ HP, for a spin. Equipped with a 20GB hard drive, the iPod...

Wow! It feels amazing to use and to carry around'but in my opinion, and as you read in Emad's opinion, we both feel that the audio quality is lacking.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Simon Jary (

iPod 20GB


The 20GB model costs only $100 more than the 5GB iPod did when it was first announced, so it's a bargain by comparison, especially given the cool extras that come with it.

Smart, compact design ; fast sync speed ; smooth solid-state scroll wheel ; convenient wired remote control ; tons of storage

Slightly thicker than the 10GB model

Huge-Capacity Music Player Adds Cool Extras, Design Improvements

Nov, 2002

Product Specifications

The iPod U2 Special Edition is back for an encore. Distinctive colors, laser-engraved signatures, and exclusive video make it uniquely U2. And space for 30GB of songs, photos, and videos make it completely iPod. Exclusive bonus available only to owners of the iPod U2 Special Edition: 30 minutes of video produced by the band itself. Use the included certificate to download the video at the iTunes Music Store. Attention, U2 fans - your iPod is here. Jet black, it bears a prominent red Apple Click Wheel and, on the flip side, the autographs of each U2 band member on striking black metal. And with support for up to 7,500 songs and up to 40 hours of video, iPod gives you the ultimate music experience - sight and sound. With its new, brighter 320 x 240-pixel QVGA color display, iPod lets you watch your exclusive U2 video wherever you go. Enjoy up to 14 hours of music or 3-1/2 hours of video between charges. The battery can be charged up to 80 percent capacity in 2 hours; a full charge takes 4 hours.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/12hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:2G/4G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Apple Lossless / Audible / MP3 / WAV/AIFF / MP3 / WAV/MP3 / WAV

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Compatibility:Mac/Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Austria / France / Germany / Switzerland/United States
Localization:English/French / German
Model:From HP mp7002
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod

MD System

Type: None



Remote Control

Type:None/Player remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty