iPod iBook/iPod. Those were the days.

Aldaris

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Those were great days, kinda miss the clear acrylic days... Pulled out my old MDD G4 to pull off some videos the other day, still have 2 original 5GB iPods.

Don't get the same feeling from todays offerings...
 
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Jessica Lares

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Very nice. My original FireWire cable for my 3rd gen is still intact. Meanwhile, I'm on my third Lightning cable and this last one is probably about to croak on me some time soon. Heh.

Yeah, today's stuff is so different. If it wasn't the fact that the plastic around my charging port was all messed up, I'd give the modding a try.
 
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MattA

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I still have my iBook G4, my powermac G5, and my first iPod (a 3rd generation classic). And you're right, Apple's products don't evoke that same excitement that those old products did. Everything is trying to be mobile, even their desktops. Their designs tried to be something different. I really liked them.

I still use my 3rd generation iPod in my project car. It works perfectly with the stereo in there.
 
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apple_iBoy

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Those were great days, kinda miss the clear acrylic days... Pulled out my old MDD G4 to pull off some videos the other day, still have 2 original 5GB iPods.

Don't get the same feeling from todays offerings...
Back then I felt like I was on the cusp of something with devices that were truly special. Now I feel I'm on the tail end with something mass-produced.
 
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Traverse

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Very nice. My original FireWire cable for my 3rd gen is still intact. Meanwhile, I'm on my third Lightning cable and this last one is probably about to croak on me some time soon. Heh.

Yeah, today's stuff is so different. If it wasn't the fact that the plastic around my charging port was all messed up, I'd give the modding a try.
What do you do with your cables!? :eek:
Climb trees!? :p

In all seriousness, I've only broken one cable in all my years of Apple devices, but I know some people who are on there 3/4 cable either for iOS or a Mac charger.
 
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Jessica Lares

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What do you do with your cables!? :eek:
Climb trees!? :p

In all seriousness, I've only broken one cable in all my years of Apple devices, but I know some people who are on there 3/4 cable either for iOS or a Mac charger.
I tripped over my MacBook Pro's charger and went flying across the room once. :p :eek:

My lightning cables just unravel. They'd probably work fine without the plastic around them, but I wouldn't think that's safe. Luckily I haven't had to buy any yet because every time I had bought a new device, I'd just keep using the first one and keep the others to the side.

The problematic part with the iPods for me were always the earphones. So the EarPods were a nice upgrade as far as a basic set goes. And they look nice with pretty much any of these old iPods too. Which I guess is the nice thing about most Apple design in general.
 
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