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Happy Birthday iPod!
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Oct 24, 2020, 07:39 PM
I was reminded on twitter today that it was iPod's 19th birthday. To celebrate I got it out of the box, charged it, and played some songs. It still works! Now if I only had a working computer with firewire port, I could update the playlists... would new iTunes even work with it or would I need an old version?


Weird though, that it doesn't play audio without speakers/headset, and I keep trying to swipe the menu not click the buttons...
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Oct 24, 2020, 09:33 PM
My old Classic gave up the ghost ages ago. The drive just died or something. My 2nd gen Shuffle is still going strong, though. It’s done years of yeoman service as my lawn mowing music machine.
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Join Date: Jun 2001
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Yesterday, 02:56 AM
My 1G Shuffle still works.
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Yesterday, 07:18 AM
My original 5 GB iPod still works.
My 60GB iPod w/ video got stolen — my favourite iPod ever.
My 120GB classic still works, too. Never got quite as warm with that one.

Haven't used them in ages, though, because iPhone.
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Yesterday, 09:36 PM
I had a 2nd gen 20 GB iPod, which was a glorious device. It lived in iPod socks (yeah, those socks) most of the time, and I used it until its headphone jack failed. I still remember one time while on a bus to uni, some guy was really proud of his Jukebox mp3 player that used a 2.5" harddrive. He fondled it for the whole ride. At one point I felt pretty smug and I whipped out my iPod to change a song. That curbed his enthusiasm as they say. The only improvement at the time I could think of was “larger hard drive”. The UI was perfect.

I then got a 1st gen iPod nano, which I absolutely loved to bits, too. It fell into the (water-filled) sink while I was washing dishes

I have to say, I loved my iPods more than I love my iPhones. I still like my first iPhone (4S) the best design-wise, I disliked my 5 and I like-but-not-love my iPhone 7. I'm extremely happy Apple is returning to the 4/4S design.
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