Bought New iPod touch: Dead Battery on iOS 8.4 - Should I be Worried?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Hello all,

    I just decided to buy an iPod touch as a kind of iPod Classic device since the current Nano (that I love) just doesn't have much space. I was super excited until I realized that this device had a dead battery fresh from the Apple Store. Okay. Then I charged it and it turns out it's running iOS 8.4.

    I'm really happy because I could use the music app (hate the current one) and it still has the slide-to-unlock function which is useful for non-Touch ID devices. However, this means that it was sitting for years with no charge. Would you be concerned about the battery?


    @Jessica Lares
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    I only tag you two because I've discussed iPod with you before and I know that you two have iPod Touches.
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    Also, there is no way to upgrade from iOS 8.4 to iOS 9 is there? It's be straight to iOS 10?
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't be too concerned. I have so many Apple devices that most sit unused for months... even years. When I charge them and use them I don't see any negative impact on the battery.

    If this is a new unit from the Apple Store then you should have a warranty with it. You'll be able to tell pretty quickly if the battery is a dud.
     
  3. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a Mac download coconut battery and check to see if it sitting uncharged for a couple years has impacted it.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You wouldn't be able to put iOS 9 on it because Apple stopped signing it. :( I think checking it with Coconut Battery is a good idea too.
     
  5. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    Okay, so attached is the results of the battery test. I read several other places online and they all recommended this application. If I am reading it correctly, it still has 100% of Apple's claimed capacity and has only lost a little over 1% of it's actual capacity. That seems too good to be true. I guess I'm happy.


    Another inquiry just to be annoying. One purpose of this iPod was to to keep some of my old 32-bit apps that will soon no longer work. Just a small handful of apps for nostalgia or old games. Therefore I can't go past iOS 10.

    Do you think I should keep it on iOS 8 or go to 10? I want to decide before 10 is unavailable. IOS 8 has the usable Music app, but I suppose I can use alternatives like Cesium. Animations are slower and it has no widgets, but it does have the slide-to-unlock functionality that is really nice for non-Touch ID devices.

    Thanks again for your input - I appreciate it fine sirs and ma'ams.
     

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  6. sracer macrumors 603

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    I'd keep it at iOS 8... especially since you plan on using it for music.
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Hah, your battery has more capacity than it was even designed to have to begin with.

    I think you should keep it on 8 too. I don't remember what the iOS 9 music app brought besides tweaks for Apple Music and your 32-bit apps might work better.
     
  8. mwhals macrumors 6502

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    I have a 4th gen iPod Nano that was in a closet for several years. I started using it with a new car and it works fine. The battery still had power when I first put it back to use again
     
  9. mwhals macrumors 6502

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    Keep it on iOS 8. IOS 10 is 64 bit and has,a chance to be updated no not accept 32 bit apps.
     
  10. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    I may not have a choice. I can't sign into the App Store. I type in my Apple ID and it says "Type your password followed by the verification code shown on your other devices." I get the code, but I never get a place to enter it on the iPod. :/
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    I lied. That's stupid.
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    Thought I'd comment. Even though animations are faster, several stock apps loaded in identical times on my iPhone SE and iPod on iOS 8
     

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  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    iOS 10 will not be updated to block 32 bit apps. This change will happen with iOS 11, not before.
     
  12. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    iOS 8 introduced widgets. If you want to use it for 32-bit apps then technically iOS 10 would be better since it has access to more apps overall. If you don't care about updated app support then you can stay on iOS 8. But if you want both 32-bit and newer app support you'd have to get iOS 10.
     
  13. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    I may regret this, but I'm thinking of going against the grain here.

    I never realized how much I appreciated iOS 9/10 bolder fonts and faster animations. I've don't a lot of researched and watched several iOS 8 vs iOS 10 videos and this hardware seems to be fairly equal. Sure, slide to unlock is gone, but I guess slide, tap widget, passcode is only one extra step. :/

    Big factor: Perhaps the IOS 9 app fixed this, but the iOS 8.4 music app is really laggy. Scrolling through playlists with custom artwork is like 10 FPS. On iOS 10 I can use the updated version of Cesium. Not a full replacement, but a good one.

    Hmmm.
     
  14. mwhals macrumors 6502

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    I got Cesium for my iPod Touch and it is much better than the bloated Apple music app of iOS 10.
     
  15. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    My Touch 6 works great on IOS 10.

    I would update to IOS 10 now while you can.

    After IOS 11 comes out, IOS 10 will no longer be an option and you don't want IOS 11 since it will not be able to run 32 bit apps.

    Note: I plan on keeping all my IOS devices at IOS 10 for that reason.
     
  16. chrfr macrumors 603

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    For most people, this is a very minor concern.
     
  17. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I said it's an issue for me. What evidence do you have that it's a very minor concern ?
     
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