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(Yahoo)   Not news: Woman steals 3000 iPods intended for children and sells them online and got convicted and sentenced to 18 months. News: People are still buying iPods   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Fark yeah. Still rockin my iPod Classic.
 
4 days ago  
I bought this iPod back in 2008, and I still use it to this day. It still works like a charm, and since I don't want a smartphone (I don't need one, TBH), if I want to listen to music while I'm out, this is how I do it.

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4 days ago  
Before everyone had a smartphone, an iPod Touch and a decent wifi connection was pretty sweet for browsing the web, definitely better than the "Pocket PC" PDA devices I used before that.
 
4 days ago  
I bought a walkman not that long ago.
 
4 days ago  
I still have two of them.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
It's called google voice zoomed figure it out
 
4 days ago  
iPod touches are good for children who want a phone but you can keep them locked down on WiFi.
I also still have some classic iPods in my cars since they don't need any data to do anything and I occasionally travel through rural areas with troubled cell phone reception. Maybe iTunes isn't great but it's still better than manually trying to organize folders and transcoding media onto an SD card or usb drive.
 
4 days ago  
I still have a goddamn Zune, so...yeah.
 
4 days ago  
I liked them because they didn't interrupt the music when people wanted to speak or text with me.
 
jvl
4 days ago  
Or, subby could read the farking article which mentions this happened in 2013.
 
4 days ago  
She did them a favor; now they can get Zunes instead!
 
4 days ago  
With spotty internet service and school lockdowns, I can fathom old school iPods uploaded with educational material as being extremely useful.
 
4 days ago  
We got our daughter an iPod Touch as a Christmas present when she was about 7 or 8. Among the apps we downloaded was Sketchbook Mobile. A few months later I'm watching her drawing with her fingers. I ask what she's drawing. She does the "pinch/zoom" thing. She was very much a My Little Pony fan and was drawing a MLP character.
She wanted to upgrade to the iPod 5 a few years later (with her own saved up allowance) and we tossed in some $$ so she could get more memory. The iPod touch was generally good enough until she got into high school.
 
4 days ago  

JTtheCajun: I still have a goddamn Zune, so...yeah.


I still have a creative mp3 player.
 
4 days ago  
The only iPod I want:
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4 days ago  

JTtheCajun: I still have a goddamn Zune, so...yeah.


Who do you think bought the other two?
 
4 days ago  
I still use an iPod Nano 6 all the time for running.
 
4 days ago  
We use iPod Touch units at work for various tasks.
 
4 days ago  
I thought all the Native Americans got iPods first, before everyone else because of......

reservations.
 
4 days ago  

JTtheCajun: I still have a goddamn Zune, so...yeah.


We found Peter Quill's account.
 
4 days ago  
golly, we used one on my tour boat for years, inserted in the boat's stereo, i had my file of songs nailed down so well that blind , one could tell exactly where we were physically by what tune was playing. before that id burn a cd and work with that.
these days the boat has an ipad tied wirelessly into the boats sound system. plenty of music to play but its a bit distracting when i gotta find a specific tune and drive the boat at the same time. far more reliable than the 2 older systems we had...
 
4 days ago  
a program... designed to provide devices to Native American students living on tribal reservations.

All the devices probably have viruses.
 
4 days ago  

VictoryCabal: I still use an iPod Nano 6 all the time for running.


Me too, fits right into the sports bra and since all I want is to listen to music or podcasts, not be bothered by calls or texts etc, it's perfect.
 
4 days ago  
I had a Toshiba Gigabeat for a long time until somebody stole it out of my car. They weren't even popular when they were new I hope the thief made the most of the thirty cents the pawn shop gave him for it.
 
4 days ago  

Coco LaFemme: I bought this iPod back in 2008, and I still use it to this day. It still works like a charm, and since I don't want a smartphone (I don't need one, TBH), if I want to listen to music while I'm out, this is how I do it.

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I mean... they still work, it's more the "3000" part that I think people are surprised by.

Sure, you could move a few normally-redundant devices like iPods on eBay or whatever, there's a sucker who'll buy anything, but... three thousand units?  Three thousand people who are actively going out of their way in time, effort, and expense to get a device no one needs under normal circumstances who aren't willing to go out of their way enough to just order one from Apple like a normal person?

Like... this is a device that's 100% redundant if you took the default cell phone that comes with your plan (I would posit that you have to specifically pester your provider to give you flip-phone options), no one's just like "I need a random music player, I'm gonna look on eBay for that".  Anyone who would want this has some special need that requires this device specifically, which would make it seem like buying it from Apple would be a better bet.
 
4 days ago  

VictoryCabal: I still use an iPod Nano 6 all the time for running.


You'd rather go running with a small lightweight device than a big heavy theft and damage magnet? Sounds reasonable.
 
4 days ago  
Oh, you kids.......
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4 days ago  
You can take my iPod from my cold dead hand.

I have 2 iPod Classics and 2 Nanos.  The nanos I use mostly for exercise.  One of the Classics lives and interfaces with my car, and the other I keep on my desk at work and I travel with it too.  Its much easier to use than the crappy touch screen, holds way more, and doesn't eat my phone battery.
 
4 days ago  

jvl: Or, subby could read the farking article which mentions this happened in 2013.


No one here ever reads the article, rookie.
 
4 days ago  
Instead of an ipod I have an older iphone as my ipod. No phone connection, but 128GB of storage for all the music I have plus whatever podcast episodes I've downloaded and not listened to yet..

/20GB of free space
 
4 days ago  
1.4 billion citizens of India want you 3G phone
 
4 days ago  

gopher321: Fark yeah. Still rockin my iPod Classic.


I have 2 that I use and I'm constantly on the lookout for more.
 
4 days ago  
I had a client call me middle of last year wanting help setting up a new ipod. I had no idea they still existed.
 
4 days ago  

Excelsior: JTtheCajun: I still have a goddamn Zune, so...yeah.

Who do you think bought the other two?


I have a Zune HD sitting on my desk right now that I need to find the cable for, because I'm pretty sure that motherf*cker still works. Loved that damn thing.
 
4 days ago  
It is not an iPod but I still have a dedicated MP3 Player. The sound quality on it is far better than what I get from my iPhone.
 
4 days ago  
I still have a smaller iPod, but I haven't used it in years.  It was the last model they made w/o Bluetooth, and I don't miss the headphone wires restricting movement.  The current models are okay if you want a cell phone that just doesn't have the actual telephone aspect, but it's bigger/bulkier than something I'd use.  I don't have a smartphone because I have no need of them-I use a landline for the few calls I make.
 
4 days ago  
Separate but equal 2020s style.
 
4 days ago  
"Chawla was forced to use Bender's eBay account to list the stolen devices for auction, with Bender serving as an intermediary."

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4 days ago  
The iPod Nano stinks.
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4 days ago  
notice eBay not mentioned for their part in distributing stolen goods. when someone is selling a new product and has many to sell at low prices it obviously is on the up and up.
 
4 days ago  

Excelsior: JTtheCajun: I still have a goddamn Zune, so...yeah.

Who do you think bought the other two?


This guy:
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4 days ago  
Up until a couple of months ago, my 33-year-old brother was still using his 4th gen iPod classic from Christmas 2004. It finally died, so I bought him a new iPod touch for Christmas, and he loves it.
 
4 days ago  

Coco LaFemme: I bought this iPod back in 2008, and I still use it to this day. It still works like a charm, and since I don't want a smartphone (I don't need one, TBH), if I want to listen to music while I'm out, this is how I do it.

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I have a iPod touch. I too don't use a smart phone. I rarely make calls so just a cheap burner flip phone for calls and ipod for music.
 
4 days ago  
I rock mine in the car on shuffle to this day
 
4 days ago  
I have a Sansa somewhere that I can dual boot and run doom on.

It gets warm.
 
4 days ago  

iamskibibitz: a program... designed to provide devices to Native American students living on tribal reservations.

All the devices probably have viruses.


Blanket statements like that are unhelpful.
 
4 days ago  

DorisLessingCat: VictoryCabal: I still use an iPod Nano 6 all the time for running.

Me too, fits right into the sports bra and since all I want is to listen to music or podcasts, not be bothered by calls or texts etc, it's perfect.


Oh no you said "bra" on fark, what were you thinking
 
4 days ago  
Hey subby
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3 days ago  
New Mexico school district employee
 
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