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Beatlelvr

(618 posts)
Fri Jul 21, 2023, 09:00 PM Jul 2023

I think I'm in the right forum for this question

It concerns iPod vs mp3.
I love my iPod nano, but it and iTunes will be unavailable in near future.
The mp3 player looks similar. Should I get one? Is it easier to load music on it? Is it going to be around longer than iPod? Or should I look into something else altogether? I use iPod while exercising and on long drives. Don't want to carry my phone around ( not an iphone btw).
I'm not much of a techy.
Thanks for any advice.

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I think I'm in the right forum for this question (Original Post) Beatlelvr Jul 2023 OP
So just for fun, I hooked up the click wheel nano to the new mini. usonian Jul 2023 #1
i have a 4 yo phone that still has lifespan and i have a local phone number in my area to dial local 911. AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #3
4 years old? That's still brand new in my estimation. usonian Nov 2023 #4
don't get iphone six Tetrachloride Jul 2023 #2

usonian

(9,751 posts)
1. So just for fun, I hooked up the click wheel nano to the new mini.
Sat Jul 22, 2023, 01:13 AM
Jul 2023

It showed up but not the music.

So, two suggestions:

1. Take my ancient iMac, please. (Details to be worked out). I kept it just to feed the old ipods, but never added to the collections.

2. Get the smallest iphone you can buy, used, cheap. No cellular needed. Wifi is overkill. If it is “new” enough (and people always upgrade) then it ill work with iTunes (still exists, there’s a recent update, and it works. I was using it on Mojave) or the finder (newer Mac OS).

Best part:

3. If someone steals it, or if a cop asks for the secret lurid and incriminating “antifa” content of your phone, HAND IT OVER. It has nothing. No passwords, no bank accounts, no nothing but music.

I learned this from a friend “-)

FWIW, old phones, as long as they run at all, without a cell provider, can access 911. (Best of my understanding)

My next upgrade will be an iphone 14 because it has saved lives with satellite SOS. And I live in the middle of freaking nowhere. A family of hikers tried calling 911 when they were in distress and no cell signal. A satellite SOS (not available at the time, IIRC) would have saved 4 lives.

AllaN01Bear

(18,138 posts)
3. i have a 4 yo phone that still has lifespan and i have a local phone number in my area to dial local 911.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 02:57 PM
Nov 2023

otherwise it will call a california highway patrol call center in fresNO.

usonian

(9,751 posts)
4. 4 years old? That's still brand new in my estimation.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 03:07 PM
Nov 2023

I'm getting my money's worth from the iPhone8.

My spare is an old LG that was on some service whose coverage ended at the foothills, so I switched providers and phones. Haven't fired it up in many years.

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