iPods

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
So, I was just thinking.

You know how sometimes, we continue to use a signifier for something long after that thing has disappeared, so that the signifier is all that is left?

For example, many programs still use the "floppy disk" icon for saving a file. Even though I can't remember the last time I saw a floppy disk (3 1/2" .... let alone 5 1/4"). The signifier remains long after the object it signified is gone.

So, when was the last time you saw an iPod?
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
I still use an iPod nano every day and I listen to RPG podcasts with it.
Well, they still sell the iPod Touch, and I guess you can say the headphones (AirPods) count, but I wouldn't be surprised if there comes a time in the not-too-distant future when people will have no idea why they call them podcasts.
 

Umbran

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My wife also uses an iPod on a daily basis. I'd getting her a new mp3 player for the holidays, due to battery death on her old device.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
My wife also uses an iPod on a daily basis. I'd getting her a new mp3 player for the holidays, due to battery death on her old device.
So weird. Everyone I know uses their phone for music and podcasts.

The only exception is, for some people, when they exercise, but they either use phones or (in some cases) have a legacy shuffle or their watch.
 

Flexor the Mighty!

18/100 Strength!
I use an 120Gb iPod classic every day. Sounds better and more volume when in my car than using my S7 on bluetooth. I will miss it greatly when it kicks the bucket.

Its easier to control via the dash as well. Cranking some Possessed on it right now.
 

Legatus_Legionis

< BLAH HA Ha ha >
I too still use a 80G iPod Classic. Thou due to usage, the screen does from time to time start to look like it is fading/burning out.

Also, battery life between the need to charge is getting less and less.

I was 1 week late in getting a 160G.

I did not know they were discountinued/resent back when I went to the Apple store. Why they did not want a sell-thru, I do not know. Why one could not order one before they were all destroyed, they could not say.

All the ones I see now does not come close to holding the amount of music I have on my home computer, added since I purchased the 80G iPod.

PS: For sound quality, I always record my files in MP3 320 kbps.

Sadly, I could not find a replacement with greater memory to play JUST my music on. I don't need a phone, camera, movie maker, games, etc. I want a music player only! And must comes with less memory.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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I have an original iPod Touch I use daily as my main alarm clock. There’s a bit of music loaded on it in case I want to wake up to tuneage. It also has some photos and some old files from my Notes app.

I also have one of those 160GB iPods for putting my music collection- or at least, most of it- but I haven’t completed that process.

FWIW, Apple does have a 256GB iPod Touch in its current product line. Perhaps I will upgrade...
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
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FWIW, Apple does have a 256GB iPod Touch in its current product line. Perhaps I will upgrade...
Yeah. I mean, that's a bit overpowered and overpriced. I don't really need a media player to able to do Facetime. I suppose someone likes that functionality - pretty much a smartphone, without the phone.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Well, I don’t do FaceTime or most social media.

But I am one of those people who likes to keep his phone uncluttered. If it were not for the App Store loading apps onto all my devices simultaneously, my iPhone might look stock.

...besides, with 5000+ CDs, 64GB of data would evaporate before I got halfway through loading them all. Heck, even at 160GB, it’s a bit of a squeeze.

256GB gives me some elbow room.

Also, I hate having to run down the battery on my phone to listen to music or watch a video. And interrupting my tunes to answer the phone annoys me, too.
 

trappedslider

Adventurer
My current ipod touch is one of the old 16gb,but like i said it's dying. The home button no longer works. I would switch to something else but i actually like using itunes to keep everything organized. My first ipod touch was an 8gb one.
 

Dioltach

Adventurer
I have an ancient iPod Classic on a speaker on my desk, and a battered old Touch for music and audiobooks on the go. Maybe one day I'll get something new, but for now it works perfectly and I have better things to do with my time.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
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But I am one of those people who likes to keep his phone uncluttered. If it were not for the App Store loading apps onto all my devices simultaneously, my iPhone might look stock.

...besides, with 5000+ CDs, 64GB of data would evaporate before I got halfway through loading them all. Heck, even at 160GB, it’s a bit of a squeeze.

256GB gives me some elbow room.

Also, I hate having to run down the battery on my phone to listen to music or watch a video. And interrupting my tunes to answer the phone annoys me, too.
Oh, yes. Same point as for my wife. All quite reasonable.

Just saying that the modern iPod is overkill for that task, and that there are cheaper alternatives to do that job.
 
Not an iPod, but I use an mp3 player to play the backing track for my band. Having spent plenty of time relying on hardware, it's so much easier and less fail-prone to just put all the not-live stuff there and hit play.
 

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