Visit to a weird planet

Sorting through a cupboard recently, I stumbled across an iPod Touch that I haven’t seen for many years.

It’s a 4th Generation iPod Touch, which were made between 2010-2012. Looking at the photos on it, the first photo is dated 2012, so I’m guessing I got it around then.

What’s interesting, though, is turning it on and seeing what a great time machine it is.

Not that it’s going to get any better – this iPod is running on iOS 6.1.6 (released in February 2014) and can’t be upgraded any further.

Indeed, heading into the App Store it also says that everything is up-to-date – in fact most aren’t but they simply can’t be, as many of the apps have moved onto to no longer supporting this iOS level. If I factory reset the iPod I wouldn’t be able to install many of the apps that are on there now.

I was hoping to get the Nest app working on it and using it as a small monitor for my cameras but… no such luck. For now, it’s a worthless reminder of how much we’ve moved on in the last few years.

One response

  1. Regrettably, it is also a lesson in planned obsolescence. This device is still perfectly capable of running all the apps and performing all the features it did, but as you point out, a reset will ensure that nearly all that functionality is lost and you need to buy newer hardware even though the old one still works

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