iPod touch thinking about buying an ipod touch today

myuserid

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Oct 18, 2007
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I would love to buy an iPhone, however I hate ATT/Cingular or whatever they will call themselves next ;) Currently, I'm stuck with Verizon as a carrier so a hacked iPhone isnt really an option. I'm considering buying an iPod touch. But, after reading about the iPod touch in the forums here today I've noticed many people plagued with these issues:

1. Dead Pixels
2. Green glittery looking dots (back light escaping between pixels?)
3. Problems displaying the color "black"

Are there other issues I should be concerned about at this time? Or have they worked out some of these issues already?

Thanks

myuserid
 

PowerFullMac

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1)Dead pixels are a risk of any LCD screen
2)Same as 1
3)If you buy one from the shop today it wont have the negative black problem
 

Rhosfelt

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Aug 15, 2007
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I don't want to be raped :(
1)Dead pixels are a risk of any LCD screen
2)Same as 1
3)If you buy one from the shop today it wont have the negative black problem
About number 3:

Most stores know this is a problem and will help you exchange if this does happen. Some people on the forums have gone through about 4 or 5 exchanges w/ no problems from the store itself. Sure there is always a risk for this type of thing, but the newer the iPt the less likely you will have it.
 

PowerFullMac

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About number 3:

Most stores know this is a problem and will help you exchange if this does happen. Some people on the forums have gone through about 4 or 5 exchanges w/ no problems from the store itself. Sure there is always a risk for this type of thing, but the newer the iPt the less likely you will have it.
Any 1A week 37 or newer will NOT have the negative black problem, although apparently the 1.1.1 update causes it in some cases.
 

myuserid

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Oct 18, 2007
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Thanks for the info... anything else I should be concerned with that I havent read about yet?
 

EthernetCard

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Oct 5, 2007
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My iPt has 5 dead pixels. Called up AppleCare and they said that they would replace it. Sent it in, the technicians looked at it, and sent the same iPt back saying there was nothing wrong with it. Took it to my nearest Apple Store (2 1/2 hours away) and they said that they would replace it, however, it is personalized. What the genius recommended doing was waiting for the mad rush for this product to slow down and then try sending it in and see what they say... So now I am stuck with an iPt with 5 dead pixels until after the holidays... :/
 

myuserid

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Oct 18, 2007
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Thanks for the info everyone I just picked up 2 16gig ipod touch's

Ill have to read more about hacks and stuff. Im sure you can do a couple cool things to this bad boy.
 

trance728

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Oct 12, 2007
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2? damn money bags. oh and there are way more than just a couple of cool things that you can do once its hacked.
 

gvegastiger

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Oct 4, 2007
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2? damn money bags. oh and there are way more than just a couple of cool things that you can do once its hacked.
Mine keeps crashing on me and I haven't even hacked it. I was listening to music and it crashed when I tried to go into settings. Safari crashes a lot too. I'm not very happy right now.

Has anyone taken one back for this issue?
 

TurboSC

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those are risk factors you face with any type of LCD / TV... it's not like they won't let you exchange it for a working unit.
 

queshy

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I asked for a full refund after finding out that my SIXTH iPod touch had stuck pixels. The 5 previous had stuck pixels as well. I'm going to wait a while til this goes away...if ever.
6 units is unacceptable.
 
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