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The iPod touch is still one of my favorite pieces of tech ever

The iPod touch is still one of my favorite pieces of tech ever

There are few reminiscences as vivid as the primary time you skilled a breakthrough tech product. For some it was experimenting with computer systems; for others it was taking part in a house console; for me, it was merely messing round with an iPod touch.

It was the primary tech product I keep in mind blowing my thoughts.

At the time, the schism between crappy telephones and leading edge gadgets was as giant because the Grand Canyon. Apple was really miles forward of its opponents, and it trickled down this benefit to the iPod touch—the poor man’s iPhone.

Apple determined to revamp the iPod line in 2007 when it launched the iPod touch, a departure from the press wheel design that had been round because the inception of the gadgets. This choice launched youthful children akin to myself to Apple’s ecosystem and superior touch show expertise.

I had at all times wished an iPod relationship again to the primary time I noticed the blue iPod Mini, however I by no means purchased one. Then one inconsequential day in January 2009, my then girlfriend (now spouse) gave me her iPod touch.

Quite a bit of folks’s first interplay with breakthrough expertise leads to a kid-like awe. The iPod touch was precisely that for me. Sure, I’d dealt with BlackBerry and Nokia gadgets earlier than, and sure, they have been nice. But Apple’s devices have been otherworldly and so they modified my outlook on expertise ceaselessly.

I still have the 2nd era iPod touch. It has a shattered show and a beat up physique, true battle scars of the primary Apple product I ever owned; besides, it still holds up nice. The final iOS improve it acquired was iOS four.2.1, and it solely has a paltry 128MB of RAM. I gained’t say it’s snappy, however it performs higher than you’d count on an eight-year outdated product to carry out.

Compare that to my 2011 BlackBerry Torch (which I additionally still have), and it seems like a 20-year outdated gadget despite the fact that it’s newer.

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