There you go http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3 somewhere between 1998 and 2003, in thirteen flavours!
All this back when a computer was supposed to be beige.
Trying to get a second opinion Marie?
Often remains in the device works well with me, but must keep pace with new technology.
My iPad lasted till iPad 2 came out, now i want iPad 2 to last till iPad 3 comes out.........i think it can!!!!!!
Waiting for that “Next Thing” means you’d never buy anything.
The iPad should last years but you use it so often you might burn it out very soon.
I am having shuffle 1st gen ,I pad one which I am using 15,16 hrs a day for work/games/Internet .
I pod touch 2nd gen. I started my journey from PC to lap top and then I pad.well I like APPLE bec of it's error free devices and superb quality.I am really impressed and if apple continues manufacturing fantastic/ reliable products then for sure I am APPLES life time costumer.
My last product other then apple was HP Laptop which was mini ,I like slim, sleek and long lasting error free devices.no one is like apple.Being engineer I can tell you flash memory is best one , rather then HDD,as well read write is concerned.if my iPad stays with me for 5 years problem free and even in 5th year battery lasts for only 3 hours , even then I will be happy with my iPad , as my HP mini,s best battery timings were 3 hours ......how's that?
Sent from my heart ,using my brain ..
In billion of people not even one for me ????
Already wore out oleophoebic coating on my iPad 2. But have now installed HD anti glare shield so screen issue is now a non-issue. Hopefully all other iPad "features" last significantly longer before wearing out.
We have an ipod nano 2nd gen and an ipod touch 2nd gen and both still work very nicely.
Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
I'll be interested to see how long the iPad battery lasts, as I do not intend to upgrade from my iPad 1 until then. I've only had it 9 months, so I hope I have a few years! I can't offer any personal iPhone feedback because I have gotten a new iPhone with each generation! My iPhone 4 is the longest duration of 16 months! But I do know someone with a 3G who replaced the battery himself because it did start to lose a charge. He's had his about 2 years and just had to replace it. But then again-a phone is constantly on too.
But it's the pain part-the 4 is much harder to replace the battery as a DIY, and an iPad, no way would I attempt. I wish Apple would make the battery truly user replaceable, but making it an obstacle leads to just buying a new one obviously!
iPad 1,2 &3
I've used my iPad 1 extensively for more than a year and it shows no sign of wear. I expect my iPad 2 to survive likewise.