Bring back the 3rd Generation!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Clarabow, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Clarabow macrumors newbie

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    would it be so cool if old Steve-o would get together with Jonathan Ives and co, and dish out a new slim line 3rd generation? Back with the old school!

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    (no flaming if it's already been thought of)
     
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Honestly I would buy that. My first iPod was a 3rd gen and it worked like a charm until I upgraded.
     
  3. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, I had one and didn't like the separated function buttons as much as when they're integrated into the click wheel.

    They were crazy sensitive.
     
  4. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    I'm one that's for the 3rd gen iPod. It's one of the coolest iPods I own!
     
  5. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    That was Apple's golden age. They hit it absolutely spot on with that!

    None of this clicking nonsense. The whole idea at the time was to eliminate physical mechanisms that can fail and/or attract dirt. Then they went and undid it with the 4G!

    However I got myself an iPod Touch to finally replace the poor old battered thing, and it became a test unit for my dad's iPod Opening Skillz (to replace a friend's battery). The skillz weren't so good.. it went to the great iTunes in the sky!

    Definitely one of the better ones. I think it's finally been bested by the latest models, but it has a place in the hearts of many including myself.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    I still have my first and only iPod, the 3G (15GB, albeit with a new battery) and its so much better than having a click wheel...I'd definitely buy a new iPod with that design...
     
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Apple knows they made a mistake moving the buttons up there away from the wheel. The 2G was easier to use than the 3G. I think the 3G was the worst one.
     
  8. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    Just have to add that the battery meter in that photo is 100% accurate :D
     
  9. Clarabow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I think the design is wicked, I do like the merge with the click wheel, however, I love the look of the four touch sensitive buttons that are complemented by a really sexy clean touch wheel.
     
  10. c2edgerton macrumors newbie

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    This is sad to say, but between me and my wife and daughters, we have every
    iPod beginning with the original (which still works) and the latest editions (I just bought the Touch...and have no plans to buy the nanos or upgrade my 60G classic)....and I have to say the the 3rd gen is the ONLY iPod that crashed on me.
     
  11. Clarabow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats just superstition :p
     
  12. xxstatic macrumors member

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    The actual first "Touch" ipod, I have 3 of them.:cool:
     
  13. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    maybe a little something like this..

    i think it would be cool. but i think apple likes to stay away from too many 'buttons' these days.
     

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  14. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I love my 3G iPod. Granted, it doesn't get the use that it used to anymore, but I think it was the best version of the iPod. No moving parts on the outside, amazing.
     
  15. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    The 3G iPod was the first one that I really noticed and thought "Woooowwww...I want one of these!"
     
  16. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    very very nice!
     
  17. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely, positively NO!

    I'd like my iPod interface to be as simple as possible--that's what made the Click Wheel such as well-liked interface control.
     
  18. Clarabow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    why settle with simple things? why not stylishly elegant. We who use the 3rd, I'm sure love the interface. The 3rd is so ergonomic, it's flawless. Which bring me to say, should we really settle for 'simple', no way, thats too boring!
     
  19. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    I LOOOOVEEE your mockup... I would jump on the opportunity to own that. It's quite beautiful.
     
  20. Clarabow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On about the mock-up would it look better if the buttons lit up like the original? I think yes, time to move on from these minimal aesthetics.
     
  21. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 3G hardwired in my car. It's been baking in there (south FL) every day since like 2004 and works like a champ.
     
  22. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I love the 3G but I did have 2 die on me, HD crashed on both.
     
  23. Padraig macrumors 6502a

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    You me remind me of J.Peterman from Seinfeld describing one of his coats... Stylishly elegant?!?!

    I found the 3G to be twitchy at best, the clickwheel was a godsend.

    The click wheel is cool yet unassuming; with an understated flair that inspires confidence. To use it is to touch the heavens. :D
     
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  25. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    The 40GB 3G iPod was the first one I ever owned. Received it as a gift the Christmas after it had come out, back in 2003. At that point I had a lot of mp3 songs I had "stolen" (downloaded) the previous years :eek:. When I got the iPod, I hardly knew anything about Apple (except the computers from elementary school) or iPods. Pretty much became the coolest Christmas gift I ever received.

    On a sad note, I lost it in the international terminal at SFO in September 2005. It was replaced by a Nano, then later replaced by a 60GB Video.
     

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