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anonms
02-23-2005, 08:11 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/anonms/ipodphoto.bmp" BORDER="0"><p>A significantly better iPod for $350 than that stupid U2 iPod with the "$50 off a $150 collection" coupon. However, it doesn't come with a firewire cable, dock, case, and AV cable, and the firewire AC adapter has been replaced with a USB one.<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/anonms/ipodmini.bmp" BORDER="0"><p>It's more worth the price now, but it loses the firewire cable and AC adapter. USB AC adapters cost $30 extra.

zwei Biere bitte
02-23-2005, 08:19 PM
WTF, I knew about the new iPods, but I didn't know Apple was ditching Firewire and the AC adapter for the Mini. I think the original iPod Photos were complete rip-offs, but Apple is getting too cheap IMO. I guess if I get another Mini, I won't be apple to use my old Firewire cable, and I'll have to buy the AC adapter. Actually, whenever my Mini dies on my, I wouldn't mind getting the 30 g with the color screen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
02-23-2005, 08:32 PM
how about those ipod earbuds, what the response like on those?

zwei Biere bitte
02-23-2005, 08:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">how about those ipod earbuds, what the response like on those? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>They still come with the iPods if that what you meant... I actually don't like them. Don't fit in my ears, keep popping out. Weird thing is that I can probably sell them for $20 at school to someone with a CD player or anything but an iPod...

Naga Royal Guard
02-23-2005, 08:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Weird thing is that I can probably sell them for $20 at school to someone with a CD player or anything but an iPod...</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>THAT is funny <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i just heard the sound they produce isnt up to retail 'buds

Nick
02-23-2005, 08:51 PM
well this news of these new ipods kinda sucks for the people who just got brand new ones for christmas...cheaper for the same products and still outdated...

geary
02-23-2005, 09:47 PM
DAMMIT! Well, I've had my mini since they came out - but grrr. Apple have to stop updating - just like in the car world - people have their own residuals. It's called popularity.

JBlair
02-23-2005, 09:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well this news of these new ipods kinda sucks for the people who just got brand new ones for christmas...cheaper for the same products and still outdated...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How outdated? These are among the only photo-viewing MP3 players that have the ability to connect directly to a digital camera. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">WTF, I knew about the new iPods, but I didn't know Apple was ditching Firewire and the AC adapter for the Mini. I think the original iPod Photos were complete rip-offs, but Apple is getting too cheap IMO. I guess if I get another Mini, I won't be apple to use my old Firewire cable, and I'll have to buy the AC adapter. Actually, whenever my Mini dies on my, I wouldn't mind getting the 30 g with the color screen </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Here's the deal; Seeing as how USB 2.0 is almost as fast, if not faster than firewire (and because the iPod is extremely popular with PC users), they decided to drop the Firewire cord as standard. And for those of you complaining about the lack of an AC brick; the reason is that the iPod can now be charged via USB (a feature that wasn't available on most of the current versions). Much of the reason for the lower prices is that Apple is gradually moving to all-color screens for the iPod family. The 30 GB version is intended to replace the monochrome display 40 GB version (while at the same time being $50 cheaper WITH a color screen), and the 60 GB version takes the slot at the top of the line-up. The monochrome 20 GB version remains as the entry-level iPod, but probably won't be around for long. All in all, Apple is making moves not to counter the competition, but instead to make the competition have to work harder to steal Apple's market share. (good luck to them after this, because the Zen Micro and others don't stand a chance against a $199 4 GB mini, and most of the higher-end ones don't offer a standard high-res color screen yet for what Apple is asking)

anonms
02-23-2005, 10:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well this news of these new ipods kinda sucks for the people who just got brand new ones for christmas...cheaper for the same products and still outdated...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, they look the same... mostly.<br>I doubt people will care if someone has a gold-colored iPod mini or if someone's iPod mini doesn't have the overkill of color on the casing and wheel or if someone's iPod photo isn't skinny. An iPod's still an iPod. Case in point: one of my classmates has a 1G or 2G iPod (not sure which) that the just amazes those of us that have 3Gs, 4Gs, and minis.

zwei Biere bitte
02-23-2005, 10:08 PM
The reason I'm complaining about the lack about an AC adapter is becasue when I travel, I naturally bring my Mini, and I never bring my computer. Apple should at least include an AC adapter, paying $30 extra is being plain cheap on Apple's part.<p>Also, Firewire is faster than USB 2.0, especially when it comes to the real world.

anonms
02-23-2005, 10:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The reason I'm complaining about the lack about an AC adapter is becasue when I travel, I naturally bring my Mini, and I never bring my computer. Apple should at least include an AC adapter, paying $30 extra is being plain cheap on Apple's part.<p>Also, Firewire is faster than USB 2.0, especially when it comes to the real world. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not necessairly. I remember that in C|Net's reviews, USB sometimes turned out to be faster.<p>And anyways. The battery lasts 18 hours (realistically, it would probably be maybe 20 hours). I think Apple figured that travelers would probably bring a computer with them. Either ways, it's cost-cutting and for most people, it doesn't make that big of a difference. The AC adapter probably wouldn't fit in the mini's new packaging.

JBlair
02-23-2005, 10:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The reason I'm complaining about the lack about an AC adapter is becasue when I travel, I naturally bring my Mini, and I never bring my computer. Apple should at least include an AC adapter, paying $30 extra is being plain cheap on Apple's part.<p>Also, Firewire is faster than USB 2.0, especially when it comes to the real world. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just read a CNET review where USB 2.0 was faster. It all depends on the software used for transfer. I agree that paying extra for an AC brick is annoying, however, you are paying significantly less for the device in the first place.

against the wall
02-23-2005, 10:49 PM
message to apple: instead of making yet another new and better ipod (to piss off owners of previous models including myself) make something else better, like ur retarted ear"buds". they freakin suck. u no apple, ur good at making real nice expensive stuff, so how bout makin better earphones and maybe a top of the line one to compete with the ultimate ears. u no the ones that they custom make to fit ur ears that have subwoofers in them (which im getting btw).

Naga Royal Guard
02-23-2005, 11:18 PM
or they could an agreement w/ a company that already has the specialization in making earbuds

zwei Biere bitte
02-23-2005, 11:21 PM
Well, from what I've read, USB 2.0 is faster in tests, but Firewire is faster in the real world or something like that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>One problem though that I have with the abscence of the AC brick is that now it is USB, unlike the old Firewire one. So when my iPod dies and I get a new one, I won't be able to use my old Firewire brick. You may think this is for the majority of iPod users who have PCs, but I think the real reason is to have loyal iPod users buy a new brick which equals more profits. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
02-23-2005, 11:36 PM
screw apple then, shop at banana republic - they dont do this kinda crap

Chris_Doane
02-24-2005, 01:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chibi ichigo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>A significantly better iPod for $350 than that stupid U2 iPod with the "$50 off a $150 collection" coupon. However, it doesn't come with a firewire cable, dock, case, and AV cable, and the firewire AC adapter has been replaced with a USB one.<p><br>It's more worth the price now, but it loses the firewire cable and AC adapter. USB AC adapters cost $30 extra.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Heh, I dont mind. My Apple stock went up 3 points today on this news alone. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

Gian86
02-24-2005, 01:06 AM
I love what apple computer's done for ipod mini for more lasting power than original 20gb ipod and more cheaper than last model ipod mini but there's no colour screen on mini ipod yet. I might perfer ipod mini for sure either 4 or 6 gigabytes because i don't have any ipod yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
02-24-2005, 01:44 AM
I saw this - a big price drop in the price of all iPods, and with it some new models. My mum has (finally!) agreed to buy me an iPod Mini, and mine will probably be the 6GB model in blue. Now, if only mini iPods came in white and had a colour screen...<p>It's ridiculous how popular the iPod is now. In our school alone I swear the people who own an iPod is like 1 in 6 people.

Santeno
02-24-2005, 08:35 AM
what I find hysterical is that apples beautifuly simple design is what allows it to get away with this BS and charge you a premium for it. I Mean Other manufacturers offer you more memory, more features, more battery life (some that you can even change) and better warranties, all for less money, and they include all the wires you're going to need, as well as more intuitive software. <p>I'm not dissing apple. I fell for their great packaging not once but twice (1 mini and 1 40GB G4). My point is that if other makers are able to offer a competitive beautiful package and convenient interface like the I-pod, for a competitive price and without nickel and diming you to death, I see apple loosing ever increasing market-share in this business.<p>Oh yeah and BTW,Apple's earbuds are pretty sucky. They constantly pop out of your ears and the sound quality leaves much to be desired. The first thing I did with mine was ditch the earbuds and replace them with high quality in-ear buds (they slide into your ear canal). Drastic improvement.

syclone
02-24-2005, 12:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>One problem though that I have with the abscence of the AC brick is that now it is USB, unlike the old Firewire one. So when my iPod dies and I get a new one, I won't be able to use my old Firewire brick. You may think this is for the majority of iPod users who have PCs, but I think the real reason is to have loyal iPod users buy a new brick which equals more profits. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey Rik, lay off the crack pipe, YOUR FIREWIRE BRICK WILL STILL WORK WITH THE NEW HARDWARE! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-24-2005, 08:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Hey Rik, lay off the crack pipe, YOUR FIREWIRE BRICK WILL STILL WORK WITH THE NEW HARDWARE! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But it'll only work if he keeps the Firewire cable and if Apple sticks with the existing dock connecter.

geary
02-24-2005, 11:45 PM
Apple - I have one message for you...<p><IMG SRC="http://img155.exs.cx/img155/7776/dislike0cq.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/moon_1_D.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-25-2005, 06:21 PM
From iPodLounge (http://www.ipodlounge.com/reviews_more.php?id=6524_0_6_0_C):<p>"Our second-generation iPod mini ran continuously for <B>26 hours and 20 minutes</B> on randomized playback without the use of equalizers and with only mild use of the backlit screen, a favorable testing environment, but one under which the first-generation iPod mini ran for around 8 hours."<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>NOW I'm kinda pissed at Apple.

knicks125
02-25-2005, 09:24 PM
a local tv station ran a story about ipod's battery.<p>at first apple didn't want to repair it at all if the battery died (a few years ago). Then apple repaired it for $99 (USD) and didn't even return to same ipod and transferred the songs on your old ipod, you had to send it in first. So basically if the battery on your ipod died, you are screwed going thru. the hassle <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
02-25-2005, 11:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">a local tv station ran a story about ipod's battery.<p>at first apple didn't want to repair it at all if the battery died (a few years ago). Then apple repaired it for $99 (USD) and didn't even return to same ipod and transferred the songs on your old ipod, you had to send it in first. So basically if the battery on your ipod died, you are screwed going thru. the hassle <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats because the people don't read the fine print on Apple's site. It clearly says that if you send it in for replacement, they replace the whole iPod, not just the battery. They even include a disclaimer that your songs will not be on the new unit. Imagine that, people didn't take the time to read the fine print and now ***** about the fact that Apple did what they advertised.

Naga Royal Guard
02-26-2005, 12:12 AM
an unbelievable amount also leave CDs in their computers, ship them in for service and are amazed to find them gone upon arrival

knicks125
02-26-2005, 07:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thats because the people don't read the fine print on Apple's site. It clearly says that if you send it in for replacement, they replace the whole iPod, not just the battery. They even include a disclaimer that your songs will not be on the new unit. Imagine that, people didn't take the time to read the fine print and now ***** about the fact that Apple did what they advertised.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>but apple can do it without sending you back another one...a refurbished one, just replacing the battery can be done!<p>apple just wanted you to buy a new one when you battery dies, and that's my take

JBlair
02-26-2005, 01:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">but apple can do it without sending you back another one...a refurbished one, just replacing the battery can be done!<p>apple just wanted you to buy a new one when you battery dies, and that's my take</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its probably more expensive with Labor to replace the battery. Except that when they replace it your paying a fraction of the cost for a whole new unit.

knicks125
02-26-2005, 01:56 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Its probably more expensive with Labor to replace the battery. Except that when they replace it your paying a fraction of the cost for a whole new unit.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>except it'd cost consumers $99 to replace it, isn't that the cost of a ipod shuffle?

JBlair
02-26-2005, 02:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">except it'd cost consumers $99 to replace it, isn't that the cost of a ipod shuffle?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We're talking about a 20 GB hard drive version, not a piddling flash version.

knicks125
02-26-2005, 02:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>We're talking about a 20 GB hard drive version, not a piddling flash version. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>well the 20gb costs $299, so would you feel justified if you had to pay an additional 1/3 of its price to just replace the damn battery <br>

JBlair
02-26-2005, 02:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well the 20gb costs $299, so would you feel justified if you had to pay an additional 1/3 of its price to just replace the damn battery </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Better than having to buy a whole new iPod, or having to pay at least $150 (probably what it would cost) for battery replacement.

knicks125
02-26-2005, 02:43 PM
i agree<p>but many have complained the first gen apple ipods have really short battery life, and they are supposed to be rechargeable (lithuim-ion - excuse my spelling pls)<p>only recently has apple introduced new battery packs for ipods variant for customers<p>for me i wouldn't want to pay 1/3 of the cost just to replace the battery, i would rather just get some alternative subsitute or just get rid of ipod in all<p>i still think the reason why apple set the replacement cost so high is b/c they want their customers to get a new one instead of replacing the old one, and getting a refurbished one back that is not the one you sent in. <p>an alternative way is you can replace it yourself, jsut get the battery for 20 or 40 bucks, or have it some professional (not apple) replace it for you for about 60, at least that's what the report from the news said

JBlair
02-26-2005, 02:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i agree<p>but many have complained the first gen apple ipods have really short battery life, and they are supposed to be rechargeable (lithuim-ion - excuse my spelling pls)<p>only recently has apple introduced new battery packs for ipods variant for customers<p>for me i wouldn't want to pay 1/3 of the cost just to replace the battery, i would rather just get some alternative subsitute or just get rid of ipod in all<p>i still think the reason why apple set the replacement cost so high is b/c they want their customers to get a new one instead of replacing the old one, and getting a refurbished one back that is not the one you sent in. <p>an alternative way is you can replace it yourself, jsut get the battery for 20 or 40 bucks, or have it some professional (not apple) replace it for you for about 60, at least that's what the report from the news said </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Almost all of what you said is true. The only part that isn't is about Apple wanting people to buy new iPods. Why would you spend $299 for a whole new iPod instead of spending $99 for a new one to replace your old one? The only problems I've heard about replacing it yourself is that you could very well damage the insides of the iPod (it is a hard drive after all, and isn't meant to be extremely durable), and the fact that you void any warranty you may have.

Naga Royal Guard
02-26-2005, 03:44 PM
as long as the replacement plan/warranty is of reasonable length, the iPod lasts a descent period of time and the terms and conditions of the warranty are reasonable i guess it is ok

JBlair
02-26-2005, 04:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">as long as the replacement plan/warranty is of reasonable length, the iPod lasts a descent period of time and the terms and conditions of the warranty are reasonable i guess it is ok</TD></TR></TABLE><p>exactly. I got a 2 year extended warranty with my iPod, which essentially guarantees that if my battery's life dips below 50% they'll replace it for free. If anything else happens, they'll replace it as well. I got the 2 year because most of the problems which very few reported with the battery happen within the first year to year and a half.

Naga Royal Guard
02-26-2005, 04:22 PM
out of curiousity, how much was the extended warranty? <p>(unless im not awake yet and <I>that</I> was $99)

JBlair
02-26-2005, 04:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">out of curiousity, how much was the extended warranty? <p>(unless im not awake yet and <I>that</I> was $99)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It was actually only $45 bucks for two years, starting after Apple's 1 year warranty ended. So basically, I am covered for 3 years after purchase.

anonms
02-26-2005, 05:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Almost all of what you said is true. The only part that isn't is about Apple wanting people to buy new iPods. Why would you spend $299 for a whole new iPod instead of spending $99 for a new one to replace your old one? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Because if you buy a new one, you can get newer stuff, even it it does end up costing more. I would much rather just buy a new one rather than a recieve a refurbished one.<p>However, I've heard that people who sent in 1G iPods got iPod Minis as replacements from Apple.

JBlair
02-26-2005, 05:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chibi ichigo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Because if you buy a new one, you can get newer stuff, even it it does end up costing more. I would much rather just buy a new one rather than a recieve a refurbished one.<p>However, I've heard that people who sent in 1G iPods got iPod Minis as replacements from Apple.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're misunderstanding how it works; when they send you a new one, you are not receiving a refurbished one, you are receiving a brand new iPod. (so if you had a 3rd generation version, you would receive the current version)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JBlair at 7:54 PM 2/26/2005</i>

Naga Royal Guard
02-26-2005, 05:42 PM
1g ipod?

JBlair
02-26-2005, 05:54 PM
its Apple people speak. 1G means first generation, and so on. The current apple is the 4G.

knicks125
02-26-2005, 06:14 PM
people said on the tv station they got refurbished ones instead of new ones <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-27-2005, 12:07 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You're misunderstanding how it works; when they send you a new one, you are not receiving a refurbished one, you are receiving a brand new iPod. (so if you had a 3rd generation version, you would receive the current version)<p><i>Modified by JBlair at 7:54 PM 2/26/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not necessairly. I've heard cases where people got refurbished, old models.

syclone
02-27-2005, 12:11 PM
when my 3g ipod died under warranty after the 4g was out, i got a refurbished 3g. i think the 1g may be so old now that apple doesnt have any refurbished ones around to give to people who send them in under extended warranties that are still good.

knicks125
02-27-2005, 03:06 PM
thanks for sharing...i didn't think apple was gonna give everyone a free new ipod <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
02-27-2005, 05:08 PM
well if it breaks under warranty they coudl either fix it, or give you a new/refurbished one and put the one you sent in back into the queue to be refurbised. i think the quick turnaround makes sense. to me, the fact that my iPod broke 11 months after i bought it, and when i contacted apple they got a shiny refurbished one to my door in 3 days made the purchase worth it. im not sure anybody else selling hard drive mp3 players, which do have a much higher tendency to crap out in a year or less than flash based players, backs their product like that.

Hornbag
03-01-2005, 12:14 AM
Well, i just got mine back from warrenty service. All they did is change da headfones!!!<p>The battrey is still crap. Im just gona get my full amout of money back and get a 30gig iPod photo (i really want one now!!!!)