- Dec 20, 2006
- Reaction score
- Lake Mary, Florida
- Your Mac's Specs
- 14" MacBook Pro M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
first the battery died, so i replaced it and was really happy to have music for longer than an hour again. then the hard drive kicked it.
and apple says it costs $250 to "fix" it.
I don't like the idea of a company that builds a product they know won't last for longer than a couple years. I have know a bunch of people, people who I personally told to buy ipods, whose ipods then died before mine. Ever since apple started making them for the masses, the quality has gone down the tubes.
That is a real shame, but in my experience is somewhat abnormal. I have quite a few friends that own iPods and haven't heard of such a short life for one yet. If you'd consider buying another, it might be a good idea to go with the AppleCare extended warranty. I really don't know of any good alternatives to the iPod for Mac users.