Ha, yeah, Cabe, my thoughts exactly. I didn't realize that not only are people still buying them, but also Apple is still updating them! OK, I guess I did know that, but they do seem a bit obsolete now with the age of the smartphone.
With Kids these are a hit. It gives them all they need as they do not need a phone yet & even as they become teenagers and want a phone the monthly cost of a smartphone are to high for a kid to pay the fees. (yes, I know I am old school here I make my kids pay for their own phone once they get one)
We have 5 of these in our house 1 for each kid and 1 for me. They have virtually eliminated all the hand held gaming devices (DS style devices).
Not evereyone has jumped on the data plans for smartphones. Some of us still use the "old school" phone only device. I use my iPod daily to listen to music or check emails, etc. Battery lasts much longer than my coworkers smartphones. Walk by any desk and you'll see their smartphones tethered to a charging cable. My phone lasts 6 to 8 days between charging and the ipod will last for three or four days listening to music or other simple tasks.
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