Happy 8th Birthday, iPod—you don't look a day over... Aww, who am I kidding? You look old.
We've told this story plenty of times before, but on the iPod's 8th birthday, I think it's time to think about administering the Last Rites. Three years ago, Charlie White wrote a piece about everything that was wrong with the iPod, and nearly everything that could be solved was. From 2006: There's no FM, too many scratches, short battery life, annoying DRM, janky iTunes, no Bluetooth, no widescreen, no Wi-Fi. Besides, it's a thief magnet and his kid wanted a new one every six months.