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smueboy
Jan 8, 2007, 07:54 PM
With rumours of a new iPod potentially being announced tomorrow, I thought it'd be interesting to know how old some peoples pods are - i have a 2nd gen iPod 20GB (still going strong) which i got the first week they came out after my 1st gen click wheel model died.
Anyone else still using 1st or 2nd gen iPods?



dllavaneras
Jan 8, 2007, 08:16 PM
No, I'm using my a 1st gen Nano that belonged to my brother It's about 1.5 years old. Scratches and quirks aside, I wouldn't trade it, except for a new iPod :p

SkyBell
Jan 8, 2007, 08:23 PM
Mine is 15 days old. And the LCD is already busted!

iBookG4user
Jan 8, 2007, 08:25 PM
I got my 60GB iPod Video in June of 2006 and I see no need to upgrade, I've only got half of it filled.

know-it-all5
Jan 8, 2007, 08:27 PM
ipod mini 4gig 1st generation, from January of 2005.

mike dunx
Jan 8, 2007, 08:33 PM
With rumours of a new iPod potentially being announced tomorrow, I thought it'd be interesting to know how old some peoples pods are - i have a 2nd gen iPod 20GB (still going strong) which i got the first week they came out after my 1st gen click wheel model died.
Anyone else still using 1st or 2nd gen iPods?

I was using a 2nd Gen 20 Gig up until a few months ago when I grabbed a used video iPod. I really enjoyed using it though.

Schnebar
Jan 8, 2007, 08:47 PM
I am running a 15 gb 3rd gen that makes lots of random spinning and clicking noises when I turn it on. Haha.

I am ready to buy an iPhone/video iPod tomarro.

Quboid
Jan 8, 2007, 08:49 PM
about 8 months old.

wozzlewoozle
Jan 8, 2007, 08:50 PM
ipod mini 2 years this feb.

Me1000
Jan 8, 2007, 08:52 PM
sold my 1st gen nano bought a 2nd gen maybe a week or 2 after they came out... so what? 6 months?

falcon1
Jan 8, 2007, 09:22 PM
Silver iPod Nano- 5 Days old

Zwhaler
Jan 8, 2007, 09:24 PM
I got my iPod Photo in May 2005, so that makes it almost two years old...
My iPod Shuffle on the other hand is hardly 2 weeks old.

G5Unit
Jan 8, 2007, 09:31 PM
1st gen 5gb from 2002. But I broke the screen a few days back.:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:


4 and a half years! I tihnk I ALMOST hold the record.

Chundles
Jan 8, 2007, 09:38 PM
- 3G 15GB iPod - coming up to 3 years.

- 512MB 1G iPod shuffle - pretty close to 2 years (ordered the day it came out at MWSF)

- 4GB 2G iPod mini - about a year and a half, not sure, my Dad found it when he was out walking.

- 1GB 1G iPod nano - about 6 months old.

- 30GB 5.5G iPod - 1 month and one week, bought during the 1st December sale and got it as a Christmas pressie.

Swarmlord
Jan 8, 2007, 09:38 PM
I had an original 20G iPod, but when I was talked into returning it for a replacement battery to extend the operational life on a single charge, I received a 2nd generation 20G unit instead. It works great, lasts longer, etc., but I still wish that I had my original unit just because it will probably be a collector unit some day.

TheManOfSilver
Jan 8, 2007, 09:40 PM
5G 30GB Black - about 14 months old
8GB nano - 2 weeks old (still in packaging, ready to be returned pending MWSF ;) )

TheAnswer
Jan 8, 2007, 09:40 PM
About three weeks old for my 8MB Nano. All the older ones I have given to friends. I think the 2nd Gen has died by now, but the other two I've given away are still going strong.

AaronE
Jan 8, 2007, 09:44 PM
About three weeks old for my 8MB Nano. All the older ones I have given to friends. I think the 2nd Gen has died by now, but the other two I've given away are still going strong.

Wow what will that thing hold? Two songs? lol

matthewr
Jan 8, 2007, 10:08 PM
My iPod (15 GB 3G) is the same age as my 15" PB - 2.5 years old, and both are still going strong. Gotta love the longevity of Apple products!

Mac'Mo
Jan 8, 2007, 10:33 PM
my 2nd gen ipod nano should be coming in the mail in a few days. Here's to hoping that MWSF doesn't bring new nanos.

~Shard~
Jan 8, 2007, 10:37 PM
My 20GB 3G iPod will be 3 years old this April. She's still working great and has retained practically all of its original battery life! Unless Steve wows me with something tomorrow I don't think I'll be buying a new one any time soon.

Fiveos22
Jan 8, 2007, 10:49 PM
My first gen iPod (the original 5 gig) died sometime just before the introduction of the Nano (Nov 2002 - Jul 2005), so I purchased a first revision Nano the day it was released (Sept 2005 - present).

I guess thtat makes my first iPod (after various fixes) 33 months old, and my current iPod 16 months old.

Safe inside one of those armored cases, my nano looks like it will last for quite a while.

smueboy
Jan 8, 2007, 11:36 PM
1st gen 5gb from 2002. But I broke the screen a few days back.:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:


4 and a half years! I tihnk I ALMOST hold the record.


Not bad!

smueboy
Jan 8, 2007, 11:38 PM
- 3G 15GB iPod - coming up to 3 years.

- 512MB 1G iPod shuffle - pretty close to 2 years (ordered the day it came out at MWSF)

- 4GB 2G iPod mini - about a year and a half, not sure, my Dad found it when he was out walking.

- 1GB 1G iPod nano - about 6 months old.

- 30GB 5.5G iPod - 1 month and one week, bought during the 1st December sale and got it as a Christmas pressie.


That's quite a collection you've got there - will you be adding a touch-screen video iPod to your collection if they come out?

Chundles
Jan 8, 2007, 11:46 PM
That's quite a collection you've got there - will you be adding a touch-screen video iPod to your collection if they come out?

Gawd no, I don't have the money.

I only bought two of those. My Dad found the mini, handed it in to the cops and we got it back 8 weeks later after nobody claimed it so he gave it to me. I won the nano in a survey at Uni on my graduation day and the 5.5G was a present from my folks.

TheAnswer
Jan 8, 2007, 11:49 PM
8MB Nano.

Wow what will that thing hold? Two songs? lol

LOL...that's karma for you...yesterday I corrected my dad on the same thing:
Dad: Son, I'm having problems mailing this 750MB file.
Me: "Huh?...what the heck are you trying to mail?
Dad: "Just an old photo"
Me: Hmm...my largest photo is less than 10MB, what is this photo of?
Dad: "It's just an old photo that I found on an old floppy drive"
Me: Ohhh....ok, that would be 750KB then. OK.

sushi
Jan 8, 2007, 11:52 PM
With rumours of a new iPod potentially being announced tomorrow, I thought it'd be interesting to know how old some peoples pods are - i have a 2nd gen iPod 20GB (still going strong) which i got the first week they came out after my 1st gen click wheel model died.
Anyone else still using 1st or 2nd gen iPods?
I have a 1st gen 10GB model. Still works. Although the FW connector is getting loose.

G5Unit
Jan 8, 2007, 11:57 PM
Not bad!

Yeh. Seems as if I still hold the record in this thread. I got that back in 5th grade. I guess I was the first kid to have it in my town(65,000 people).

smueboy
Jan 9, 2007, 12:53 AM
I'm still very impressed by the quality of my 2G iPod. And i've had the recent opportunity to appreciate how good the iPod is (quality, and particularly the UI) after i was given an iRiver 6GB player. It's small n all, and has a tuner in it, but i'd never buy one. [that said, if anyone wants to buy it from me... :D ]

aafuss1
Jan 9, 2007, 03:15 AM
My 5G 30GB iPod is about 5 months old now-bought it last August.

bartelby
Jan 9, 2007, 03:25 AM
I have a 4G 40GB iPod. Got it October 2004. It died on the 27th December, I got the folder and exclamation mark screen. It wouldn't start up.
On the 4th January it started working again!:D

I need a new larger capacity one as I have 60GBs of music in my iTunes library with a lot more to go on from vinyl I need to convert and I download a minimum of 65 tracks a month too.

siurpeeman
Jan 9, 2007, 03:30 AM
my 5G ipod video is a year old, almost to the day. my 2G ipod shuffle is a little more than two months old.

iSplode
Jan 9, 2007, 03:32 AM
I have 20 gig 1st gen iPod (the size of a pack of cards, b&w screen) that I've had since 2002 and still use to this day! I'm amazed how long it has lasted. The new iPods are so much slimmer and better, I'm ready to get a new one.

aspro
Jan 9, 2007, 03:34 AM
I am currently using my 4gb first generation iPod nano, I think that makes it September '05.

smueboy
Jan 9, 2007, 03:53 AM
I have 20 gig 1st gen iPod (the size of a pack of cards, b&w screen) that I've had since 2002 and still use to this day! I'm amazed how long it has lasted. The new iPods are so much slimmer and better, I'm ready to get a new one.

1st gen was only available in 5 and 10GB i believe - you must have the 2nd gen (which was b&w too - released july 2002). I think they were built much more solidly then, but i also am ready for a new one...

iSplode
Jan 9, 2007, 03:58 AM
1st gen was only available in 5 and 10GB i believe - you must have the 2nd gen (which was b&w too - released july 2002).

Yes, you are right, it is a 2nd gen. The 1st gen had the moveable wheel, I believe, which was replaced with the touch-sensitive one in the 2nd gen.

smueboy
Jan 9, 2007, 04:06 AM
Yes, you are right, it is a 2nd gen. The 1st gen had the moveable wheel, I believe, which was replaced with the touch-sensitive one in the 2nd gen.

yup. and the click wheel kinda sucked.

sushi
Jan 9, 2007, 04:46 AM
yup. and the click wheel kinda sucked.
Personally, I liked the click wheel models and prefer it over the touch sensitive ones.

My 2nd gen black iPod nano works fine as well. Just prefer the click wheel interface.

MacAnkka
Jan 9, 2007, 07:45 AM
I bought my first iPod ever (2G Nano 2gb, it's mighty awesome!) just a couple of weeks ago, so I don't think I can compete with most of you guys :D .

Dagless
Jan 9, 2007, 07:51 AM
I got my iPod Mini 2G the moment the Apple Store had them. Now I'm looking to update. Birthday+Xmas money puts disposable income to much more than the 80gb model.
I'm thinking of upgrading to the low/middle end of the next big iPod and buying one of them super brilliant little Shuffles for my adventures.

Dalriada
Jan 9, 2007, 08:07 AM
Another happy 3G iPod Owner here, mine's a 20GB which will be four years old in April and still going strong with only a few scratches to talk about.

- Dal

MeWannaMac
Jan 25, 2007, 10:59 PM
My iPod is only about a month old... actually it is a month today :)

itsme92
Jan 25, 2007, 11:30 PM
My iPod is over two years old...got it in October of '04. It's a 4G 20 gig. It's still working better than ever. (scratches don't bother me, I don't case my iPod)

xxstatic
Jan 26, 2007, 12:19 PM
I have 2 first gen ipods a 5gb and 10gb, I also have a 10 gb 2nd gen all of which work flawlessly and I do use them I just always have one thats has a full charge.
I also have 3 3rd gen ipods and a 1st gen Nano....:o
But I would dump any of them and keep my earlier ipods I just love the way they feel much more solid than any of the new ones.:apple:

dadsp33k
Jan 26, 2007, 12:21 PM
3rd gen for me. i have a psp to watch movies on (wish iTunes would play on it).

MacAnkka
Jan 27, 2007, 02:22 AM
2G iPod Nano 2gb. I've had it for about one month. First iPod I've owned. it's awesome.

edit: maybe I shouldn't post so early in the morning. Just noticed I have already replied to this post...

TyWahn
Jan 29, 2007, 04:26 PM
First Gen. 10GB with Scroll Wheel .. still going strong
4th Gen. iPod Photo 20 GB .. still going strong

pianoman
Jan 29, 2007, 04:34 PM
i've got a 3rd gen 20GB at about 3.5 years that i rarely use.

on the other hand, i'm always using my 1.5 year old 1st gen 4GB nano. i'm likely going to replace this if/when Apple releases a larger capacity nano (10GB or more).

SkyBell
Jan 29, 2007, 04:56 PM
About 20 days.

iPodDeathClock (http://ipodmechanic.com/ecroak/index.php) - see how long your 'pod has left to live.:)

:D

vanzskater272
Jan 29, 2007, 05:00 PM
With rumours of a new iPod potentially being announced tomorrow, I thought it'd be interesting to know how old some peoples pods are - i have a 2nd gen iPod 20GB (still going strong) which i got the first week they came out after my 1st gen click wheel model died.
Anyone else still using 1st or 2nd gen iPods?
I bought a 1st gen 5gb ipod here on the forums and I love it. It lasts forever with the battery that I bought for it on ebay.

itsme92
Jan 29, 2007, 07:04 PM
About 20 days.

iPodDeathClock (http://ipodmechanic.com/ecroak/index.php) - see how long your 'pod has left to live.:)

:D

heh, according to that thing my iPod is already dead

smueboy
Jan 29, 2007, 08:24 PM
About 20 days.

iPodDeathClock (http://ipodmechanic.com/ecroak/index.php) - see how long your 'pod has left to live.:)

:D


The Verdict

Doomed!


Mine is cheating death. :)

~Shard~
Jan 29, 2007, 08:39 PM
I supposedly have 158 days left on my 3G. Hopefully that will last me until the new fullscreen/touchscreen iPod (i.e. an iPhone without the "phone") is released... ;) :cool:

sushi
Jan 29, 2007, 08:46 PM
I supposedly have 158 days left on my 3G. Hopefully that will last me until the new fullscreen/touchscreen iPod (i.e. an iPhone without the "phone") is released... ;) :cool:
What you need is a "Day After" warranty.

So when your iPod fails the day after the normal warranty expires, you will be covered! ;) :p :D

lozanoj83
Jan 29, 2007, 08:48 PM
Mine still has bout.. 2 more years life in it...
I can always expect this! its less than 2 months old... and been replaces once already for a faulty HD..
oh well.. hope i get a new iPhone soon :D

~Shard~
Jan 29, 2007, 09:02 PM
What you need is a "Day After" warranty.

So when your iPod fails the day after the normal warranty expires, you will be covered! ;) :p :D

Yeah, exactly! Where do I pick one of those warranties up? ;) :D

sushi
Jan 30, 2007, 05:05 AM
Yeah, exactly! Where do I pick one of those warranties up? ;) :D
I just happen to have one that I can sell you! :D

BTW, I have a good bridge for sale as well! :D :D :D

~Shard~
Jan 30, 2007, 06:28 AM
I just happen to have one that I can sell you! :D

BTW, I have a good bridge for sale as well! :D :D :D

Kay, I'll take the bridge as well, but only if its located on some prime swampland... :cool:

osxnewbe
Jan 30, 2007, 01:03 PM
I have a 3G 20GB that I've had since Christmas 2003 and still works like charm. I am thinking about replacing the battery though. According to the iPod Death Clock, mine is doomed! LOL

I bought my wife a 1G 4 GB mini for Mother's Day 2005 and got her a 5G 30GB for her birthday last year.

D34th
Jan 30, 2007, 04:54 PM
Still using a 3rd Generation 20 GB...and can still get just about 6 hours of battery life from it...I like the idea of having an old one that I'm not afraid of throwing around...

mrkramer
Jan 30, 2007, 07:47 PM
My 1G Nano is about 1.25 years old.

holamiamigos
Jan 30, 2007, 07:53 PM
about 3 months

SoldOutMatinee
Jan 30, 2007, 09:49 PM
30GB Black :apple: iPod Video G5

December 16 2005. That makes it 1 yr and 1+months old.

Oh, and not 1! scratch on it. I baby the hell out of it. :)