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Poor Scrolling, Songs Skipping, Battery Eventually Died
on December 13, 2016
I have owned a few of the older generation iPod classics, Generation 4 and earlier. They all worked great throughout their lifetimes but being carried around through work/school every day eventually lead to them being dropped and needing to be replaced. They all lasted me at least 2 years or so. When I ordered a 6th generation iPod classic the moment I started using it I had issues with it. The scrolling was extremely slow/laggy, it would randomly freeze and skip songs several times. When I tried to select a song about half the time it would freeze for a few moments and start cycling through songs until it would stop on one I did not select; it was very frustrating. After about a week of this I decided to return it for a new one, thinking it was just a bad egg. The new iPod 6th generation I received had similar issues, and the battery on this one randomly died after about 2 months of use. In doing some research it sounds like this is a somewhat common problem for a lot of the newer generation iPods, as well as a decrease in sound quality. I'm not sure if this is because Apple is trying to move away from the iPod entirely or what, but it has been an extremely disappointing and frustrating experience. I would not recommend any iPod classic that is 6th generation or newer.