Older iPods lack new iPod features even after iPod Software 1.3 Updater; list of ‘missing features’

We’re collecting a list of “missing features” from a group of emails we’ve received from “old” iPod owners. Please use the Feedback section below to add to or dispute this list:

After you update your “old” iPod to 1.3, you find that:

– No new games on older iPods.
– No alarm feature on older iPods.
– No sleep timer on older iPods.
– No text notes on older iPods.
– No On-The-Go playlists on older iPods.

Hardware deficiencies of “old” iPods compared to the new iPods:

– No new iPod accessories will be made without the new iPod’s proprietary firewire connector from this point out. iTrip, iFM, etc.
– No backlit buttons on older iPods.
– New iPods lighter and thinner / old iPods fatter and heavier.
– New iPod screens have superior contrast compared to old iPods.

More info about Apple’s new iPods here.

11 Comments

  1. “- No new iPod accessories will be made without the new iPod’s proprietary firewire connector from this point out. iTrip, iFM, etc.”

    WTF? The iTrip and iFM draw their power from the headphone jack, not the FireWire port. In fact, the iTrip will not fit properly on the new iPods because of the FireWire port plug, which is designed to do nothing more than keep the iTrip from twisting around.

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