It’s been 14 years since Apple revolutionized the music player industry by introducing the iPod, and in a sense it revolutionized itself by being the beginning of today’s Apple. During this time we have seen how this product was rising to become a basic pillar for Apple and then gradually losing prominence until it became something almost residual. But that doesn’t mean that the users of the first iPods can’t still enjoy them. How will the first iPod and the last iTunes get along? Let’s have a look.
I think I won’t be the only one who starts watching the video or reading the headline and thinks about the programmed obsolescence . However, although at first glance it might even seem logical that after 14 years Apple had stopped supporting the first iPods in iTunes 12, nothing could be further from the truth. As the YouTuber Matthew Pearce has verified, he was surprised to find that not only did iTunes recognize the iPod but that it worked more than well, even allowing it to be configured as a new device.
But is not going to be all plain sailing or, in this case, connect and synchronize . Even though Apple supports a first generation iPod, owners will have to face several problems if they want to sync with a newer Mac. The reason is the connection standards of each era. It is worth remembering that at that time the FireWire connection was the one chosen for the first iPods, a connection that is no longer found on the latest Macs so we would need a Thunderbolt-FireWire adapter in that case. Small setbacks that surely will not deprive their owners of enjoying these ironic and iPod. Old rockers never die.