In December 2005 I got this wonderful first generation 2GB Apple iPod Nano as a Christmas present from my parents.
It was a wonderful gift and I took it with me absolutely everywhere. I used it everyday on my 1 1/2 mile long walk into work and on my way back, on the bus into town or on the train. It’s been travelling countless times between Ireland and Germany and has been to the US at least three times and to Thailand twice. It’s been around…
The Nano has been in heavy use. The once bright and crystal clear display and casing are now so badly scratched that it is difficult to see anything.
Despite all those scratches my trusty iPod just kept on working and working and working and I never had the desire to exchange it for anything else. Even when the beloved iPhone came into the picture, I still listened to music on my iPod. Recently the battery life has dramatically decreased and the Nano spent most of its days in a drawer in my office.
Then, in November, I saw on Twitter that Apple had launched a replacement program for the first generation iPod Nano due to defective batteries in some iPods. Well, I was excited to see that my iPod qualified for a replacement. After all, I ♥ that little guy.
After a little wait this arrived in the mail today
(all photos shot with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8, uploaded with Windows Live Writer)
A brand new 8GB sixth generation iPod Nano. W00t W00t.
Good bye my trusty, first ever Apple product and Hello 8 GB Nano and thank you Apple. I am sure that I will get a few more years of usage out of this fine piece of engineering.