How long is a ipod mini 4g second generation supposed to last?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ronaldo1, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    I am planning to get the ipod nano 8g and i had the ipod mini 4g before. I had the mini for 2yrs and someone i know thinks that that is a very short time for someone to have an ipod or mp3 player. I think that 2 yrs is pretty long for an ipod. How long is an ipod mini supposed to last when used daily and frequently?
  2. macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    There is no set time limit for how long an iPod is supposed to last. I've had my current iPod Video for going on 6 years and it still works great, and I've had my iPod Nano for going on 3 years and it still works great as well. It depends on how it is taken care of and how enticing the new features of the new iPods are :p
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    As long as you treat it nicely, don't abuse it, it should last for a long, long time.
    I have the original Green 4GB mini, and it still works perfectly! Of course, it's needed a new battery though.
    Usually the hard drives are the first thing to go but in the newer iPods (sans Classic) you don't have to worry about that because they are flash based.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2004
    My original iPod Mini 4GB Silver is still running like a champ, though I have had to replace the battery and I swapped the 4GB drive for a 16GB flash card.

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