Okay, I apoligize in advance.
I said, I would stop, but there were some
comments I just couldn't let go.
I can only speak for the problems I had
with the 4th Gen 20Gig iPod I own.
Here are some fixes to the problems I have
had with it.
1) Headphones - broken wire issue.
Look at the audio jacks on these headphones.
(Either of the top 2 pics.)http://www.pjbox.co.uk/KossHeadphones.htm
Now you can wrap the wire any way you want
and pretty much not worry about breaking it.
2) Headphones - Jack is mounted right behind
Move the Jack to the Bottom.
They did this on the Nano.
Do this on an iPod and you call it incovenient.
Do this on a Nano and its okay.
I know, it's the size. I'm sorry I'm being
3) Battery Issue -
A) Use a set of pressure sensitive releases at
strategic points on the iPod just like on
some cell phones. Squeeze the metal part of
the case at these points for release. Could
be one or two points.
B) See how the hold switch works.
Use a recessed switch like this as a latch.
Place one on the side, top, or bottom.
C) Look at the retention tabs on the iPod.
You could put eyeglass size screw holes in
any one of the tab(s). Change the tabs and
allow one flat screw that sits flush with the
metal of the frame to keep it closed. I know,
it means you might actually see one tiny flat
screw (See A or B).
A battery replacement program was mentioned.
Was one of these in place when the product was
introduced? Answer - No
When they did introduce a battery replacement
was the price reasonable? - No
Why did they lower the price of battery
replacement? - People complained.
Why did they introduce the program? - People
complained. Can you say class action lawsuit?
How was the lawsuit settled? - Hmm
You are happy with the iPod the way it is.
Fine, but stop with the rave reviews and awards.
On the Nano battery and the No 2 size pencil...
Unless the connector for the battery is in some
way taller than the width of the battery I don't
understand why you couldn't make it so that it
isn't soldered to the Fab. Ever seen a right
angle 3 pin header that solders flush with the fab?
Again - Design awards?
On Ars Technia again...
The statement that their results are NOT invalid
because they did not follow a procedure is CORRECT.
You back my point entirely.
You can't have it both ways.
It also does NOT mean their results are valid.
My point exactly.
When you don't follow any kind of method or standard
test procedure you prove NOTHING.
Their results are useless and should NOT be spread
as a test of durability.
They are merely OPINION.
My point was that people seem to be seeing their
results and viewing them as proof of durability.
They prove NOTHING.
On the sitting on the Nano issue.
Many clearly feel you should not put it in your
back pocket and sit on it.
There were some broken this way.
I would agree you really should NOT sit on it.
However, you can sit on it and break it, but run
a car over it and it's okay.
Again, backs my point.
They aren't doing anything to point out/test where
and how stress is applied.
It may have a flaw where very little force applied
in a certain way breaks 8 out of 10 times applied.
It may not have any weak points as such.
You don't know.
This info would be useful info in designing a case
Apple admits there is a problem with the screen.
Personally (JUST MY OPINION), I don't believe the
numbers he quotes, but that is just me.
However, there are still people here fighting it.
Apple said there was a problem.
Did I miss something?
Don't listen to me.
I'm being stupid.