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i have an ipod and i left in my car, and it was freezing out (around -30) and when i got back in my car (after 3 hours) the screen was a bit messed up until it got warmer, but it still works, and i've dropped it, also X!X is an idiot
I don't really know why I'm telling you this as you're "fucking" my company, and letting you know this loses them a bit of money, but if it truly was 30 inches (btw, two and a half feet is rather high if you dropped it onto concrete or something, try dropping your PC 2.5 feet while it's running) anyways, if you take it to an apple store, or send it to apple directly, they will replace it for free assuming there are no major dents or other evidence of abuse by you.
I like the appeal and warranty (I guess that's what Apple Care is) behind iPods, but the price is rediculous for what you get compared to the Creative Zen or other such products. I'd love to own an iPod, but I'm afraid I don't have the money and I'd be skeptical about buying something that costs more and cant store as many songs as a similar product (or the same amount, just costing more).
As far as durability goes, you kinda have to try to break an iPod (or just do something very careless). They aren't extremely delicate. They were made for minor wear and tear. In other words, you either
a) put your iPod through some abuse before it broke
b) damaged it by doing something a bit more extreme than dropping it from 3 feet
c) are just really unlucky...sorry tool
Apple Care is the extended warranty. Apple products are covered with 90 days of phone support and 1 year of repairs. Apple Care usually runs about $250 and covers you for three years, so if you play it right you can get 4 years support on their products for a decent price.
I'd love to own an iPod, but I'm afraid I don't have the money and I'd be skeptical about buying something that costs more and cant store as many songs as a similar product.
iPods are the most durable and reliable mp3 players I've ever used or seen. You're going to pay a small "Apple tax," but it's well worth it for the quality. I drop mine all the time, from some pretty decent heights (waiste and sholder level) and it's never gotten more than a scratch or nick. My friend dropped his Zen Xtra once and it died. Also, you'd be surprised how close the competitors prices are.
I drop mine all the time, from some pretty decent heights (waiste and sholder level) and it's never gotten more than a scratch or nick. My friend dropped his Zen Xtra once and it died. Also, you'd be surprised how close the competitors prices are.
Who is talking about reviews here? That's just my opinion, based on personal experiences. Well, because you brought it up. I was just making conversation on this internet discussion forum; I wasn't giving you a review. You should also note that I said people on NewEgg are generally clueless, and their reviews aren't grounds to buy something that you haven't researched. If you consider me clueless, or you're still mad because we pointed out your horrible suggestion for a no name, unrated PSU, then feel free to disregard everything I said. No need to get pissy about it though.