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Written on: 27/08/2012 by carrie76 (5 reviews written)
Usually electronics products break or become obsolete after a few years. The one item I've still got after more than 5 years is my iPod. I use it every day to play videos and the battery is surprisingly good still. It has been dropped and scratched but still works perfectly. It has encouraged me to switch to Apple computers and I will be using the company for other items too in future. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2008 by glengrant
scroll pad is awful, library is cumbersome and user unfriendly - Itunes is awful. Too many faults to list and it is the only way of loading music onto the Ipod. Sound quality is iffy
If you are the sort of person who would buy something because it looks nice, the iPod is the very fella for you, because I have nothing else good to say about it.
It has no new features compared with my Archos apart from podcasts and does everything else less well - plus the archos does loads of snazzy stuff... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008 by sagar1303 (2 reviews written)
It has a lot of potential musically.It can be proved best for your time pass when you are bored or can entertain you when you are emotionally said.I think Apple have Created this product just for touching soul. (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2008 by bridgefamily (1 review written)
I am now on my second iPod. The first one lasted 18 months - un repairable - threw it away and bought a 30gb. Had this just over 12 months. There was a connection problem with it - would only work by squeezing the bottom right hand corner. Took it back to the shop in Manchester - had to make an appointment to see one of their "geniuses" I thought he was going to be able to repair it - he looked at it and told me what I already knew, that there was a loose collection. No problem he said... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2008 by rmccoy0800
I purchased an iPod nano in November 2007, sent it in for repair in December and January 5 & 15. This last time it was returned to me with missing parts and when I called to talk with them they stated it was not their fault and refused to correct their mess. I now have over $400 into this useless machine and will never purchase from Apple again. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007
It just seemed like I spent lots of time looking up the i pod online support pages. Unless you want to pay another 50 or so to have the warrenty extended for a second year, you could end up I pod less in less than 2 years. When I am forking out this much money for something, I want it to last for a few years. I had said I would never buy an I pod and I got taken in and jumped on the band wagon - I won't again. (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2007 by ntoutpost
Over-rated. Apple has great sales department and advertising. Unstable machine, not good service. Case scratches too easily even when kept protected. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2007 by tatika (1 review written)
When it was working I could not really complain. The only annoying thing was that I had a lot of hassle with their software and some songs were louder then the other so I have to keep changing the volume, that was very inconvenient when I was on the move. When the battery died and Apple told me on their website that it cost £166 to replace it I was shocked. I bought a battery from the ipodstop.co.uk for £17 but I could not open the iPod. After reading that Apple planned to have short... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2007 by francisjtuk
Despite the bad points this is still the daddy of all mp3 players. So what if it scratches a bit - you listen to it not look at it right ??
Battery life is not that bad as its made out to be. Its very easy to get to your music and it sounds great on a system or through headphones and that is ultimately what this all about.
Look at all the others, check out the reviews, study the prices hard then ignore all of that and buy one of these - you won't regret it !! (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2006 by Katiehellokitty
Ipods are too hard to work and need to be more user friendly (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2006 by gagaty
The iPod is OK but apple need to bring out some sleeker newer editions to really get the people buying. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2006 by 00kowboi (2 reviews written)
I have to admit when the iPod came out I was a critic due to the price and fragility of the devices. But time has proved a great healer as the technology has improved and there is a great choice of second hand products on the worlds favorite online auction site e-something-or-other :-).
I was tuned as my car stereo CD player went up toes-up and i started looking at new stereos when I happened to jump in a mates car one day and he pulled out his iPod with his little iTrip griffin FM... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2006 by shermanater (1 review written)
I bought this iPod for my wife as a present, but it is frustrating that all the video functions are so complicated, plus it seems that we may have to spend more money on software to convert our DVDs before we can watch them on this device. I think that overall it's more trouble than it's worth, and it has caused arguments, which is the opposite of what I wanted to happen. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2006 by kelceylouise (1 review written)
The iPod hard drives fail and cannot be fixed. Apple will not repair hard drives, and the cost is equivalent to a new iPod. Apples do not expect hard drives to last for more than a year or so, and eventually all iPod's will break completely. Apple will not do anything to help fix your iPod unless you have Applecare, and even that covers you for only 24 months total. (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2006 by greenlacybra
My Apple iPod is wonderful! It hasn't malfunctioned, and the quality of the sound and picture it impeccable! If you don't feed your dog it will die; if you don't take care of your iPod it will break, but this machine is totally worth the investment. I had a collection of over 300 CD's, and many are scratched or ruined. There is no such problem anymore with my iPod. I think it is an investment that will hold up into the future. Thanks Apple. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2006 by lauralynlarsen
Ipods are very undependable and extremely expensive to replace. Just go buy a new one. I just bought my daughter an mP3 for her birthday after purchasing 5 ipods, this one was an iRiver. Ipods are overrated and overpriced and not worth what you pay! We have owned enough to have a pretty accurate opinion of them! (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2006 by giddays
There are a lot of music players around and this Apple iPod is popular but very over rated. It has some good games and plenty of storage memory.But it's very expensive and not very good value for money (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2006 by donkeyet
I have had 3 ipods which have all had different problems. One kept skipping tracks and would not charge, one wouldn't load any songs and the last one crashed so I've now got a Sony and have always found their products very reliable. (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2006 by twolous
Bought two ipods for my kids at $399 a pop expecting years of service due to the name brand and corresponding support. I also liked the simplicity of the system and integrations with the software player and conversion. The first one crashed at eight months and was replaced for the shipping charges. The other one ran intermittently but held its' data. It crashed 3 weeks after the warranty expired. The other one (which was replaced at eight months ) crashed after one month, but now out... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2006 by dchartman
I would not buy another IPod. I would first check some of the other brands, like Dell's MP3 player. I have had my IPod for approximately 2 months, and I have had constant problems with it locking up and problems syncing with ITunes (ITunes often does not recognize that the IPod is even there). It is definitely not worth the money. I thought I was buying the top brand, but would not buy this brand again. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2006 by floyd75 (1 review written)
Purchased an Apple iPod about 18 months ago with accessories for around $500. First year things went somewhat smooth. However, shortly after warranty had expired, hard drive failed and battery life was non-existent. Attempted to have 'Genius Bar' at Towson store troubleshoot problems...however, w/ a superior attitude refused to examine iPod saying it was out of warranty but did offer to sell me a new iPod for $300 or to have my old one fixed for $250 (that's w/o diagnosing any issues). So... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2006 by sfripz (2 reviews written)
I avoided buying an iPod MP3 player for years. Finally I broke down and decided that the $250 for an iPod that held months worth of music was a way better deal than a $300 CD player for my car. I was right! I have never owned a piece of electronics in my life that integrated so fully into my lifestyle. (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2006 by dipichik (1 review written)
If you are a committed long-term traveller, are a victim of unreliable PC's or have not yet been brainwashed into having a permanent PC of your own, then iPod's are not for you.
Unlike other MP3 devices, the iPod only recognises software downloaded onto the original source PC. So, if your PC dies, or if like me you happen to be travelling around the world and not taking a laptop with you, you will be unable to 'add-to' your current playlist without iPod automatically deleting every track... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2006 by jaclyn99 (2 reviews written)
I now have an extinct Apple iPod mini portable MP3 player!! It's like rocket science sometimes trying to get it to work. It says the software needs updating etc., but I can't do it, and it gives me no options of how to fix it. There are a lot of problems regarding software.
All in all, I think it's rubbish, and I would recommend Creative Zen MP3 players over the iPod any day. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2006 by cara29
The battery life on the Apple iPod MP3 player is rubbish! I've only had mine for 3 months, and now when I charge the iPod it turns off saying there is no battery power! When it does work, it only last for 3 hours before it needs charging. I should have got the Sony one. My brother bought that a month ago, and it still doesn't need to be charged!!! (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2006 by southward (1 review written)
When I got my Apple iPod portable MP3 player I was thrilled! It is just awesome!
I knew that it looked good and had lots of memory, well who doesn't? But what struck me was the sound quality of the iPod. It is the best I have ever heard! I promise you.
There may be myths about the battery failing within months, but that is nonsense; and if it did Apple are more than willing to completely refund you or exchange it for a new one.
The iPod is so great it almost encourages you to listen to... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2006 by Bew996 (3 reviews written)
I have had a couple of Apple iPod's for about 18 months or so, and I would not be without one. Once you have spent the time loading your CD's into iTunes, they are very easy to update, and great to use.
The only bad point is the battery, which does not last a particularly long time, but hey-ho. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2005 by MAGS909 (1 review written)
The Apple iPod MP3 player has a horrible warranty standard.
It scratches easily, it keeps breaking down, and there is no support. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by psa24 (1 review written)
I sent my first Apple iPod back twice. Finally, the 2nd time they realized that their product was in fact defective and sent me iPod #2.
iPod #2 - After three attempts at transferring songs from iTunes, it finally seemed to be working. Wrong! It transferred 4 songs out of 6500.
Numerous calls to Apple did nothing. Once again it was my PC's problem not the unit's. I then had a friend who also owns an iPod try it on his PC. Same results.
Still awaiting the return box. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2005 by c charlton (1 review written)
I recently purchased a U2 Apple iPod. Since buying it I have had nothing but problems. The iPod keeps freezing; instructions given by the manufacturer are poor; instructions given over the phone have not sorted my problem out, and you are only allowed one phone call within 90 days of purchase, unless you pay a further £39. Very poor standard of customer care which is worth considering prior to purchase. Try SONY maybe! I feel a fool for parting with over £200 for a piece of unreliable... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2005 by TMoon (1 review written)
I recently received an Apple ipod as a gift. I have initial set up problems and contacted customer support, using my ONE free support service (any future problems will cost $40 each). Following the return of the first ipod, I was sent another ipod that is incapable of keeping a charge for more than 1 day (unused). I am terribly disappointed with the product I purchased, the service provided by Macintosh, and the fact that I am stuck with a product that is pretty much not usable! (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2005 by bsalv265
The ipod is a terrible product,ear foams do not fit snuggly, so you can lose them easily. I called Apple for a refund, but they wouldn't. I asked for a replacement even though they were cheap, they wouldn't. They said it would be $9.99 and they're made in China! they are really out there to get your money, they're really a rip-off! (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2005 by archerjc05 (1 review written)
For an MP3 player, I am very impressed with the sound quality on the Apple iPod. I did use AAC encoding and a 320kbps bit rate with a 48,000 sampling rate. I could not imagine using anything lower. You do sacrifice space, but I have so far amassed over 500 songs, and still have 15GB of space left at the above bit and sampling rates. I have a Sony MD player/recorder that can out perform the iPod, but that's like comparing Apples to Oranges. An MP3 player is still an MP3 player, and a... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2005 by imputetosin
Sheer waste of money. I bought the 60 gb one 10 days back, and I want to sell it already. It has the worst quality and is a poor product by a brand like Apple. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2005 by mummybear17 (1 review written)
The Apple iPod Mini is a beautiful item! It is sleek, sexy, and just asking to be my soulmate.
Better than any man. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2005 by bsapach (2 reviews written)
I purchased a 20GB Apple iPod Photo and returned it a day later. Some of the downsides I found to the player were specific to me alone, and shouldn't be counted against the iPod in general. I found that 20GB has far too much storage space, and I can't fill it with songs that I will actually listen to. The iPod is also fairly small, considering its storage capacity, but still too large for me. I don't have enormous hands but they're not small either, and with the iPod and my hand in my... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2005 by galynav
I loved it until I started to run with it. It's been three times already that my Apple ipod fails and cannot be restarted while I'm jogging. The representatives in the customer service tell me that I shouldn't place it on waist, but it fails even if I have it on my arm or hold it in my hand. Apparantly, the shocks from my steps interfere with the spinning of the hard drive and can cause the hard drive to freeze.
One more thing: if anything happens to your iPod, they will not give you a new... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2005 by Gagnor Regis (31 reviews written)
I don't know about the other iPod range but I am very happy with this the latest new Apple iPod 20GB. It has a sharp, vivid tiny colour LCD screen which the blurb says displays more than 65 thousand colours. You can keep up to 5,000 songs or 8,000 photos in your pocket and I can use it with my computer. It has also got various personal organiser features such as a thing to keep appointments and Alarm Clock.
You can also connnect it to a TV to have colour slideshows with your music. Very... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2005 by Mumi
I just got the 20Gb colour Apple iPod today!! It is great!! I downloaded all my Cd's in an hour. Nothing could be more straightforward. I don't mind the price because hey, why buy something for a lower price which isn't in colour? However, I've just had it for a day (more like hours), and I must admit that I foresee some minor problems! (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2005 by rajeshnrsinha
Better to pay to some poor fellow than to buy an Apple iPod. It is a nightmare!
I bought one from Outstation. I hoped Apple must be having good quality control systems, and that the workings of one of their products must be reliable. Unfortunately, I was wrong on every count.
I tried everything, right from the resetting of the iPod to the updating of it, but nothing worked.
It stops playing songs. The iPod hangs and requires resetting every now and then, but that too does not work. ... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2005 by Raye
I got my ipod colour as soon as it came out, and am very happy with it. It's easy to use, and you don't even need any instructions to know how to use it. It starts up quickly, looks good, battery life is good, memory good, more or less everything about it is good.
The only downside is that it does not play movie clips, but I suppose it is an MP3 player and not a portable movie player, so it's not so bad. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2005 by lolz1993
The Apple Ipod is a brilliant contraption. All it takes it a little over a £100 for hours of fun! Get rid of them CD's and walkman!!!! (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2005 by markwhitson (2 reviews written)
The battery life for the Apple iPod has never been good, it is now terrible. It often crashes. Everytime it is used it stops playing and starts on one specific playlist at random. Turns on automatically even if switched off and on hold. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2005 by ekolidas (1 review written)
When it is working the iPod plays beautifully and is easy to use.
However 2 problems with the iPod are:
1. It easily has technical problems i.e. corrupt disk, and you may have to reset it many times losing your data on it (if you haven't backed it up elsewhere)
2. The warranty/extended service program will not cover any iPod with a damaged LCD (which can easily be damaged even sitting in your bag) regardless of whether the current problem is related to the damaged screen or not.
In... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2005 by 1MistressNomad
I love my Apple iPod. Short and sweet. I bought this baby the day after New Year's, and was immediately enamoured with it, although I did experience slight problems. This, actually, had nothing to do with my iPod, but if you have an old computer, beware. When I first tried to install it, I had to take quite a bit of time, because I had an older computer. It wasn't the first (or last) time I had trouble putting something new on my aging Windows 2000, 6gb piece of trash, but it was still... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2005 by appleuserUK (1 review written)
The Apple iPod is very good when working, but if you get a faulty one, be prepared to send back. If you do buy one make sure you get from a reliable source where you can get money back or sent off to apple. My review may sound negative, and I assure you the iPod is the best, but the bad features are a tad annoying. If I had the choice again, I would still buy one, but the competition does seem to become more interesting. (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2005 by Kuramaroze
When I first got my Apple iPod, it was a complete pain in the rear to get it set up on my computer. After talking to the half-retarded customer service reps (3 of them) for about 6 hours, I got it to work. Apparently their software isn't compatible with my Sony Minidisc player's software.
After getting it set up, it worked fine. Of the 3 iPods I've had, only one was a pain to set up so I guess it was a fluke. Anyways, the sound quality is very nice. My first one became super-scratched, so I... (read more)
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