Our project manager left. He did FIRE, especially the last part of that - Retire Early.
The day before he flew to Mexico for an extended stay, he delivered a box of gadgets to me. He ran out of time to sell the stuff on eBay or hand it to friends and family, so he dumped it on me, and I was glad to get it.
There were Apple Lightning cables, and converters and dongles. There was an Apple USB modem. I haven't seen anything like that in years, and I can't even test it, not having a land line at home. There were two portable USB DVD Burners, and a portable USB 3.5" floppy disk drive.
Best of all, there were two iPods. One was an 8 gig iPod Nano, same as the one I already have. Best part of these iPods is that they pick up FM radio. I will sell this iPod. And there was an 8 gig iPod Touch. I had one of these a long time ago, but sold it. The batteries on both work just fine, and last a good time.
I started using the iPod Touch and have been enjoying it greatly. I love the smaller size of it. I have an iPhone 6S and I thought the size of that was pretty good, but now I have the iPod Touch to play, I realise that I like the smaller size much more. Perhaps the next work phone I get should be an iPhone 5.
I also came to realise that I liked the older versions of the iOS operating system more than I like the current version. I deeply dislike gestures. I don't like the more modern look of the iPhones either. It might suit young people with good eyesight, but to me it does not look good. I've been upgrading steadily on my iPhone, and it's like the fable of the frog in the pot of heating water. The irritations come very slowly, and I adapt to them. But that gets disrupted when I get a glimpse of what it was like when iOS was pretty good.
I think when I retire and hand back my work phone, I won't get one for myself. I can live without a phone.
And I am deeply disappointed in my iPad. I wish I could take back the latest upgrade. The latest upgrade really sucked. It continues to suck for me. I don't think I will get another iPad. I use it mostly for reading, so I think I will devolve to a good ereader, and that won't be a Kindle. It will be a tablet of some sort that handles epubs that I supply. A Kindle is a lock-in marketing device.
Every year that passes reinforces my belief that every app and application and device will be upgraded until it is no longer useful for its original purpose.