At the beginning of October my 11 month old u2 iPod developed the stomach churning Sad iPod icon – Nothing would make it live again so I shipped it back to Apple under warranty. About 10 days later I got back a replacement.
- Efficient repair service
- New iPod = very very shiny
- New iPod = very very dead
I took it out of the packing foam hit the button and Sad iPod… < wailing and gnashing of teeth deleted> So that one got sent back to Apple. I got my replacement replacement last week. This time it worked. It’s still working. So far so good.
Of course by this time I’m out of original warranty. I have 82 days of replacement warranty left. If it goes pop after this I’ll cry.
I can justify replacing it – considering I spend most of my life with my ears plugged into it.
I just dont want to make that swap from 4G to 5G if it means I lose firewire support. Longer battery life & a bit more storage = is the only upside I can see. I’m not bothered for watching videos on it and I don’t particularly want to walk around gazing at the screen to marvel at the album art so colour screens aren’t a bonus. Firewire on the other hand …
I have two USB ports on my iBook and 1 firewire. iPod into the firewire everything else [ 60GB HD with all my music / microphone / mouse / graphics tablet ] goes into USB. Swapping to 5G means that I can have either my Music HD OR my iPod plugged in … hmm. I could buy a USB hub but frankly it’s kind of a rats nest of wires already. I have so many cables gadgets and gubbins that if I wouldn’t be able to find it anyway.
On a related note – 3 cheers for my 1st Gen 10GB iPod. It’s been languishing in a drawer for 11 months. Neglected…. In desperation I retrieved it fed it and voila!!! It worked. I shall treat the scratched little brick with more love and affection for helping retain my sanity during the ShinyPod warranty problems. I guess they dont make ’em like they used to anymore.
3 years old – dropped, scuffed, abandoned, signed in triplicate, lost,found, filed, misfiled, fed to bugblatter beast of trall…and its still in excellent working condition