Still using the iPod Touch 4th gen

pshufd

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I have iPod Touch 1st gen, 2nd gen and 4th gen. The 1st gen won't hold a charge but the 2nd and 4th do. It was chilly this morning so I went out for a run in tights and hoodie but my phones wouldn't fit in these things so my options were iPod Nano 5, iPod Touch and my watch. I don't know where my wired headphones are so no on the iPod Nano 5 - I wish that there was a good BlueTooth for that as a lot of running clothes are designed for the Nano 5 or the Nano 7. My wife took my Nano 7 but I preferred the Nano 5 because of the lock switch. I just play either podcasts or music.

All of my newer running shorts will comfortably hold my iPhone 7+ so it's not a problem running indoors or when it's warm out.

What I'd really like is a Nano 7 with a lock switch.
 

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I have a 4th generation and 7th generation iPod touch. My 4th generation is unusable slow on iOS 6 for some reason.

I really like my 7th generation as a dedicated music device. If I had my choice thought, I may have liked a 256GB iPod Nano 7th generation. I loved the physical control setup on that.
 

pshufd

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I have a 4th generation and 7th generation iPod touch. My 4th generation is unusable slow on iOS 6 for some reason.

I really like my 7th generation as a dedicated music device. If I had my choice thought, I may have liked a 256GB iPod Nano 7th generation. I loved the physical control setup on that.
I can use the Touch 4 for email, videos, music, podcasts and the clock. Most else and it's too slow.
 

Avenged110

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I think it's rather amusing to have an iPod for a bunch of different music-related use cases. Of the models I have, I get a choice:
– Fantastic sound with a nice UI? 32GB 1st gen. touch
– Fantastic sound with cool old software? 8GB 1st gen. touch with iOS 1
– "Newer" sound with great battery life and storage? 5th gen. classic with 128 GB microSD
– Great storage and best all-around mix of design features? 4th gen. classic with 128GB microSD
– Best Bluetooth experience and compatibility? 64GB 5th gen. touch with iOS 6
– Access to all songs + Bluetooth? 64GB 3rd gen. touch with songs compressed to 256kbps AAC
– Great "older" sound, storage, and silent operation? 3rd gen. classic with 128GB microSD
– Emergency "I forgot my iPod" music? 6th gen. nano normally used as a watch
 
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Plutonius

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I have iPod Touch 1st gen, 2nd gen and 4th gen. The 1st gen won't hold a charge but the 2nd and 4th do. It was chilly this morning so I went out for a run in tights and hoodie but my phones wouldn't fit in these things so my options were iPod Nano 5, iPod Touch and my watch. I don't know where my wired headphones are so no on the iPod Nano 5 - I wish that there was a good BlueTooth for that as a lot of running clothes are designed for the Nano 5 or the Nano 7. My wife took my Nano 7 but I preferred the Nano 5 because of the lock switch. I just play either podcasts or music.

All of my newer running shorts will comfortably hold my iPhone 7+ so it's not a problem running indoors or when it's warm out.

What I'd really like is a Nano 7 with a lock switch.
I have a Touch 3 that I keep hooked up to my sound system in my car.

I also have a Touch 5 and 6 that I no longer use. The Touch 5 has issues with its lightning connector while the battery in the Touch 6 is mostly gone.

I ended up getting an SE since I thought that Apple would never come out with a new Touch :).
 

Slix

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I have a Touch 3 that I keep hooked up to my sound system in my car.

I also have a Touch 5 and 6 that I no longer use. The Touch 5 has issues with its lightning connector while the battery in the Touch 6 is mostly gone.

I ended up getting an SE since I thought that Apple would never come out with a new Touch :).
Have you tried taking a small piece of cardboard (it works best if you cut one with scissors from a cereal box or something similar) and trying to get any gunk or dust out of the Lightning port? I've had issues over time with various devices and this usually seems to fix it. :)
 

Plutonius

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Have you tried taking a small piece of cardboard (it works best if you cut one with scissors from a cereal box or something similar) and trying to get any gunk or dust out of the Lightning port? I've had issues over time with various devices and this usually seems to fix it. :)
Thank you for the suggestion.

Unfortunately, I think I was the one to damage it by doing a bad job of cleaning out that connector :(.
 

Slix

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Thank you for the suggestion.

Unfortunately, I think I was the one to damage it by doing a bad job of cleaning out that connector :(.
That's why I suggested cardboard. You don't want to scratch the components by using a metal paperclip or something like that. Either way, let us know if it fixes it. :)
 

ackmondual

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For music, I use a 160 GB Ipod Classic.

I still use an Ipod Touch 5 on ios7. I'll wrap up a few games just in case the save files don't retain. Otherwise, go ahead and update to ios9.3.5... the latest it can support to get access to a few other games that I'm having trouble running.