Will my ipod touch last?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by amycishere, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone, I am wondering what everyone's thoughts are here. I have the lastest ipod touch 2g 16 gb model and I was wondering what are people's thoughts of the longevity of these new touch devices. I am not the type of person that is going to be able to afford nor want to update as soon as a new model comes out. I've heard about people's ipod's non touch lasting years and years but can we expect this with the touches?
     
  2. Funplex macrumors regular

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    If you take care of it, it should last a while.

    I got an iPod 5th generation back in early 2006, and I bought a silicone case for it (in case I dropped it). I keep it clean, away from water, and every month and a half, I do a full restore to keep it tidy.

    It's not yet had a problem so I imagine as long as you keep good care of your device, and it wasn't flawed at the factory, you should be fine for years.
     
  3. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    My guess is the iPod touch will last longer than the hard disk based iPods. Just take care of it.
     
  4. reubs macrumors 68000

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    +1 to the silicone case. I dropped my 5G iPod onto concrete a few weeks ago (first drop in 2.5 yrs of ownership), and it hit right on the corner. I had it wrapped up in an evo iSkin, and the thing still works like a dream.

    Get a silicone case to absorb any shock from a drop, take care of it otherwise, and you should be good.
     
  5. tst4eko macrumors newbie

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    Yes do protect it any way you can. When I got my 32gb 2nd gen touch, before I even powered it up, I put it in a Macally leather jacket & put a anti-glare screen protector on it. It should look pristine whenever I need to get rid of it & upgrade to whatever new one is out there.
     

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