My first iPod came in early august 2004 as a 21st birthday present from ALL of my awesome friends pitching in. A year later, and a week out of warranty, the hard drive dove and forced me to sadly upgrade from a 40gb 4th gen black and white iPod to a 60gig photo iPod. a few weeks later.
Today, after a few weeks of unpredictable behavior and (thankfully) less than a year later, it has started a non-stop cycle of reboots. Sad iPod? yeah. Sad iPod user?
That’s 2 iPods in less than 2 years. Arent these things supposed to have a standard lifetime of 4 years? Hardly a fluke with lemon hardware, like a friend of mine had. he went through almost a dozen units before finally having one that didnt dive as soon as he plugged it into his computer. These little white music boxes worked perfectly fine for just about 12 months. Regular maintainence, not dropped, not misused, nothing hokey. Just random death.
Of course, I’m going to go into the Apple store ASAP to get it serviced/replaced, since i have 29 (soon to be 28) days left on the service plan.
Apple, you’ve converted me with your music player, and more recently, with my iMac which I LOVE working on. Don’t let me down, don’t turn me against you. I’m not asking for anything above and beyond a replacement unit under warranty. But His Steveness, if you’re listening, now might be a good time to speak down from the shiny white heavens above and make sure that you KEEP this happy Apple user. Don’t make me spend another $400 on an iPod when i was just gearing up to drop a grand on a new macbook. THAT would be disservice to the customer.
Sincerely, Alex Hillman
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