iPod (2nd gen?) - How long will it last?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AceC, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. AceC macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2013
    I have an iPod Touch, I believe 2nd generation from 2009.

    It still works, and I charge it every other day or so.

    My question is, how much longer would this iPod last before dying completely? Is there any chance of the battery having issues, or what would likely happen?

  2. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    It will last as long as it will last. Most devices won't die unless acted upon by an external force.

    I've got an iPod video from 2006 that works perfectly fine. And a 2nd gen touch from 2008. It's running iOS 3.1.3 and will play Pandora for hours and hours on end. Looks just like it did the day I got it, minus the lock button not always working 100%. But that's rather minor.

    I also had a third gen that died after just one year. So you never know. But if it's made it this far, there's no reason for it not to keep going...

    Eventually the battery will wear down though, and replacing them isn't worth it (soldering if you're up to it). But till then, enjoy the device!
  3. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    My 2nd gen was still working until the digitizer quit after I got it wet. I ordered a new digitizer on eBay and will replace it this weekend.
  4. Kaylor macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2011
    Long Island, NY/Houston, TX
    Mine still works. It crawls and lags a bunch even on simple stuff, but still functions.

    Like Brett said, at this point, it quits when it quits. It's certainly served you well so far.
  5. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    Mine still works. Battery only lasts about 3 days in standby. I mostly keep it as a backup for Remote app and I let my 1 year old play with it from time to time.

    The bigger problem is that I restored it some time ago, and now I can't get anything on it because almost all apps won't work on iOS 4.
  6. sofila macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2006
    Ramtop Mountains
    My 3rd gen from Jan2010 works flawlessly.
    I charge battery only when completely off. I do this with all of my "gear"
    Everytime I sync I check and it still plays 15 hrs (240/260 songs) in a row
  7. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Still rocking a 1st gen 16gb touch at home (hooked up to stereo in the bedroom) on 3.1.3

    It`s always plugged in so no idea what the battery is like and apps are pretty much a no-go now but it works fine as a docked music player.

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