by, 28th July 2011 at 05:09 PM (257 Views)
I desperately want a new iPod. Specifically an iPod Touch.
I currently have a 4th generation iPod Nano. I'm the type of person who doesn't believe in getting the newest piece of technology just because it's new, so I've had the same iPod for over 3 1/2 years. And don't get me wrong, I like my iPod, but it gets pretty temperamental sometimes. Anyone who's owned an iPod nano and uses/used it frequently for more than a year probably knows what I'm talking about. If the scroll wheel sticks, you're SOL. This has happened to me quite a few times, and usually I can fix the it by resetting the iPod, but one time resetting didn't work. Luckily the problem went away on its own after a minute or two, but I'd hate for it to happen again and then my iPod is completely out of commission. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I'm OBSESSED with music, so my iPod is like an extension of my being; if it ever died or got stolen or lost and I couldn't replace it within a week or so, I'd have a panic attack.
Another big problem I'm having with my iPod is space. I don't have enough!! Funnily enough, when I first bought the iPod, I was sure that 8 GB would be more than enough for me. Now it's barely enough for my songs. This, of course, completely sucks because I have a lot of episodes of some of my favorite TV shows, but I've had to remove some of them from my playlist just so I can have room for my songs. And if I have an iPod with a screen, it's only natural for me to want to watch something on it, right? Besides, when the package said that a Nano has 8 GB of memory, that's merely an estimate; my iPod actually has 7.3 GB of space. My mom balked at that fact when I told her about it, saying sarcastically that the 0.7 fewer GB makes such a big difference. But it actually does, since songs don't take up a whole lot of space. So if I had that extra 0.7 GB, imagine how much more stuff I could have on my iPod. Then again, my mom isn't exactly tech-savvy, so bits and GB and the like mean little to nothing to her.
I have to admit, I REALLY want a Touch because I have a bit of technology envy. Some of my best friends have Touches, so oftentimes I see them playing with them and doing all this cool stuff with them that I can't do with my Nano. And I'm sure that a lot of people will agree with me when I say that touch screens are cool. It's hard to explain, they just are.
Another big thing: Apps. No Apps for the Nano. I've looked through the App Store on iTunes, and I was dumbfounded by how many Apps there are. And I've heard people joke around that "There's an App for that," but it wasn't until I looked for myself that I realized that there literally is an App for every aspect of life. I even did a search for only free Apps to see how much the selection would be limited, but I still found hundreds and hundreds of cool Apps. In anticipation of eventually being the proud owner of an iPod Touch--and also out of sheer boredness)--I downloaded over 100 free Apps (I did buy one App, but it was only like $1 and I couldn't find a free version of it that I liked). Sometimes I'll look through my Apps on iTunes, and it still amazes me how many I was able to find that are actually useful. Like this one cooking App has over 170,000 recipes! I calculated that, if I used it to make three meals a day, one snack, and one dessert every day without repeating, it would take me over 93 years to get through every recipe. I also downloaded a navigator App (for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their cell phone carrier, consider it Apple's version of VZ Navigator), a schedule App, a shopping list App, an alarm clock App (it's like an internal iHome, in case I'm ever gone somewhere for a night or two and I can't bring my iHome with me), games, pranks, music Apps (radio, various instruments, sheet music, a guitar tuner, a ringtone maker, etc.), Apps to help me with school and SAT/ACT prep, news, books, medicine, and App that helps you find more Apps...Yeah, there's an App for that.
I really hope I end up getting a Touch in the near future. My parents were originally going to get me one for my birthday back in January, but things were rather tight for us financially at the time, so that didn't work out. However, they agreed to cover half the cost of one if I covered the other half. I'm a little over halfway to my goal, but since I don't have a job and I don't get an allowance (also because of financial issues), it took me forever just to make it this far. Maybe my grandparents will give me some cash, or better yet, just go straight for the iPod. After all, I am their favorite grandchild.
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