Apple REALLY screwed up the nMP - what am I supposed to do with this now?!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hualon, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Ryan0751 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
  2. mKTank macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2010
  3. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    It's time to get a new one. Don't you know Apple doesn't allow you to use their products beyond a certain point?

    If you're on iOS 6, forget FaceTime, etc.
  4. hualon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Good point! I also discovered that the FaceTime on this thing is broken. Maybe it never worked?
  5. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Probably. I like Apple products but I'll be the first to admit they are brutal.

    I get the sense I'm renting their products and that I don't really own them, they do.

    They force you to do stuff. Like if I don't upgrade to iOS 7, they'll download it automatically onto my 16GB iPhone and take up 3 GB.

    If I do update to the latest iOS, I risk it slowing down the iPhone significantly.

    If I say forget it, I'll just keep iOS 6 and see what happens, they'll take away FaceTime.

    It's like they're in control even though the sale is finished and they have already sold you the product.

    Back in the day when Jailbreaking was useful, they fought hard to stop that. It's like really?! I paid good money for the device, I can do anything I want with it!

    Then of course, you can't download a video recording app on iPhone 3G because, according to Steve Jobs, the 2mp camera isn't good enough.

    Apparently, it's good enough AFTER the iPhone 3G S is released with video recording being the selling point.

    Then you can spend $1 on a video recording app and get it on the 3G.
  6. hualon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    I'm actually in the process of hunting for a FW cable so that I can charge this puppy up!

    This device served me very well in the past.

    I hear what you're saying about the iOS updates. I loved my original 64gb first-gen iPad for years but iOS updates slowly ruined it. For the most part I don't mind though and I guess that's what Fruit banks on.
  7. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    I thought they dropped support for these things in the latest iTunes version (iTunes 11)?

    You might wanna plug it into another computer and make sure it still syncs with iTunes before you start investing in TB -> FW adapters and stuff.

  8. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2008
    Buy an Apple Thunderbolt Display, it has FireWire:)
  9. hualon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    That is definitely not happening. This was just a little joke...

    I didn't know that support was dropped from iTunes though. That seems pointless. How much could it possibly hurt to continue including support?!

    iTunes, for me, is hopelessly slow anyway. I barely use it anymore since simple browsing is so slow and clunky. I have a few hundred movies, tv shows, and tons of music in there which means that I can't even scroll the cover art without stuttering and jerks.
  10. jlsm511 macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2008
    I would be surprised the battery on that thing still works! lol
  11. Riwam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2014
    Basel, Switzerland
    I have one of this kind and it still charges trough FW and works OK.
    I don't care that is enormous as compared to present tiny ones.
    My risk to lose it in some pocket or not to see it below a magazine is much less probable.
    I don't like tiny things because of that.
    My USB sticks have all some kind of cord, strap or anything hanging so I can more easily find one.
    As long as this old device works why not use it?
    A Revox reel to reel tape recorder is MUCH bigger but still many people love them and pay money to buy one. And that is 50 year old hardware!
  12. goodcow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    I am not a software engineer, but I would hazard a guess that it bloats the code and keeps vectors for security attacks open, which are used by very few people.
  13. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011
    Just plug it into your titanium PowerBook G4, fire up OS X Cheetah and party like it's 1999.
  14. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    I loved my original iPod. Eventually the battery died and I replaced it and it was good to go. Then the display died. Sold it as broken to someone on here for like $150 or something. These really hold value, even when no longer working.

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