No matter how people hate it how Apple puts premium price tags on their products, no one can deny that they hit the economic sweet spot with the iPod. From the third generation, everybody was able to afford the device solely focused on playing music. It had decent storage, durability and was user friendly. Up to the Classic, consumers enjoyed a simple music player where they can store the two kinds of media they care about: photos and music.
This is why when Apple decided to discontinue the iPod Classic, it initiated an outpour of appreciation tweets, Facebook posts and tech articles. It has served people well, and it is a little sad that the future generations will only able to buy options that are more expensive. This includes the iTouch, Sony Walkmans and the otherworldly expensive Astell & Kern products.
Old Dogs, New Digs
Your iPod classic has the potential to last for a few more years before you really have to replace it. By that time, you may be able to buy low-cost, high-performance options from the aforementioned brands. Now, it is worth it to take care of what you have or repair it if you have it just sitting in your desk. Whatever generation that is, as long as it has ample memory, it is still better than nothing.
As for fixing it, it would be best to trust a specialist repairer, says Apple Fix. They can work on small details to make your iPod as good as new. Furthermore, there are dedicated suppliers of its accessories to make it less prone to damage, thus prolonging its life.
Getting Maximum Value
When you bought your iPod, you probably got it for more than $100. You did not buy it to last for a year or two years; you bought it to last as long as it should. You can achieve it, but with care and repair. You can also opt for earphones and headphones without a microphone for less costs.
It will be long before anyone creates a more loved music player than the iPod, bar Sony and its Walkman’s nostalgic appeal. You will be glad to stick with your iPod, because now that Apple left it, it becomes a retro, analogue accessory.