A few months ago, my old iPod took an accidental sink bath, seemingly ending its life forever.
The last time I even looked at this thing, the screen was dark and it would not even acknowledge that it ever had a battery charge, or any function whatsoever. And I did nothing to it. I did not put it in rice to dry it out. I didn’t even keep it in a dry place to dry it out. Heck, I left it in a damp basement.
Now, I am not an Apple snob. I prefer PC’s over Macs, and Android over iOS (especially iOS7). But, I have to give Apple credit for building a device that is sturdy enough to endure what this particular iPod went through.
That being said, iOS7 is not going anywhere near this newly resurrected iPod.
So I caved in and bought a new iPod Saturday. It’s a real nice 5th Generation one. Of course, since I work Saturdays, I did have to wait until I got home before I started to set it up. In that, I learned a few things.
First, Apple’s iCloud, or whatever they call it, had a back up of my old iPod, one that was fairly up to date since I had synced it that night prior to it taking a dive… literally. Thus, a lot of the apps I had on the old one were put onto the new one.
The second thing I learned is that I have a lot of music on my computer, and since I want to have all that music on my iPod, it takes a while to put all of that music on there. I’ve already had it running all last night and most of the day, and again tonight (I had to stop the sync because we were going out and I did not want it running then — call me paranoid about that). As I’m writing this, there are still 700 tracks to move on, and that was after I cut down on what was being copied (no radio shows, podcasts, television shows).
- iPhone and iPad new user guide (imore.com)