Found my 1st Gen Touch ..... Damn slow ...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Jibbajabba, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    ....and it is either useless or I am just used to quicker devices. Thought I lost it when moving country but found it today. Restored it (3.1.3) and synced some music onto it - nothing else (apps or movies) and the thing is rotten slow.

    The touchscreen is slow, opening 'iPod' takes half a minute to display and JB brings it down to such slow crawl that it is unusable.

    Battery is great funnily enough - third day on the table and sits at 75% (granted - no use at all).

    Not really a question but more likely an observation - whatever it is, the thing seems to degrade over time. I'd understand it by constant use, similar to constant writes on SSDs, but with no use at all, it seems odd that it becomes unusable. I had it two years ago and it was fine.

    R.I.P I guess ....
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2006
    Great Britain (Glasgow)

    Happened to my iPhone 3G by upgrading to iOS 4 ;) went from smooth to useless lol
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Upgrading is one thing. Laying in a box for two years on the same firmware another :)
  4. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Like I say - it had it before I 'lost' it ... When I moved (and lost it) 3.1.3 was out about 5 months.
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Downgraded to 1.1.3 / 1.1.4 and 2.something

    Gave up .. really seems dead ... meh ..
  7. macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    I still use my 1st gen 16Gb iPod touch but I also have a 4th gen iPod touch that I prefer using if I'm using it for anything more than music functions but the device still works like when it was new = everything else has gotten faster in the years since the original was introduced:(
  8. macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2012
    Wow, exact same as you.:) Touch 1G runs fine for me besides Safari being slow. However with Opera app (no JavaScript), much faster-almost as fast as touch 4G Safari without the crashing.

    Also touch 1g sound quality is different from 4g. 1g touch was the only touch with Wolfson audio chip. 4g audio quality is great (warm sound) but so is 1g (more neutral) with headphones-with earphones 4g is better.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2012

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