Oldest Apple product you still use at least 1x/week

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  1. rdy0329

    rdy0329 Well-Known Member

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    Apple TV 3 in the bedroom. Other stuff were introduced post-steve jobs era.
     
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    2014 Retina Macbook Pro. Still good and snappy as if I bought it just yesterday.
     
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    160 gig iPod left in the car to play music.
     
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    Salaryman Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I still use my old iPhone 3G as a jukebox for music. I use my original iPad as a glorified wifi clock. :)
     
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    Still using my 2006 White Macbook C2Duo and just had SSD upgrade
     
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    my old apple tv still works
     
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    It would have been my iPod Video 2006 (still on my signature since I miss it). It was my first Apple product and I loved it. It stood the test of time but unfortunately, it was no match for my 2 toddlers :(. So now my mid-2010 Macbook Pro holds the honors of the oldest Apple product that I still use (but not once a week).
     
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    2009 Macbook Pro

    Everytime I turn it on though, the fan sounds like it's humihingalo.
     
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    Apple stuff that's 4 years and older in the household, from the oldest:

    2007 - iPod Classic 160gb in my home stereo setup, now in car
    2010 - 13in MBP primarily for some Windows XP legacy files in Bootcamp that I need every now and then
    2011 - 13in MBP, maxed out RAM, replaced battery, and recently upgraded to SDD, used by my son (this actually feels snappy even today)
    2011 - iPad 2, used by my son
    2013 - iPad Air, for my Zinio mags
     
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    :ROFLMAO: I stand corrected - it was a 2011 model.
     
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    ipad mini 2 which I bought from kimstore December 2013. Battery life is still amazing, it will soon turn 4 yrs old.
    I still try to turn on my iPhone 3gs (more than 5 yr old) sometimes. Sometimes it turns on but the screen just dies afterwards.
     
  12. rdy2014

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    I'm still using my iphone 4s on ios 8. Still working but battery life is bad and apps are sluggish.
    But at least, it lived with me from 2011 up to now. :)
     
  13. Zoey

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    I still use my original aluminum unibody MacBook as a second computer for my mom's email and general surfing!

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    Here it is sitting on top my fried's 2011 17 inch MacBook Pro! :)
     
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    Still using my trusty old White Book. Then had it wrapped with Black sticker so it’s now a B&Wbook!
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    our 4th gen time capsule with 2tb has been our main wi-fi router and shared storage since 2012, working almost 24/7. ;)
     
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    Still using the first iPad daily for Netflix and reading. I think this was my first brand new Apple purchase.

    Still also have a 2007 white MacBook. This was the first brand new Apple computer of the family.
     
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    My family runs a school and had a lot of trouble with Windows PCs so despite of its higher cost I made a push to go all Mac and replaced all our computers with iMacs. That was 8 years ago but looks like my advocacy was justified because till this day all of our iMacs are running well.

    The oldest and very first iMac we bought was a second hand white 2006 intel iMac that is still going on strong as a iWorks and Wikipedia computer. On the fourth year of its service, its hard disk failed so I replaced it with an SSD which gave it a new lease in life.

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    Our second oldest but still perfectly working was an aluminum 24 inch iMac that was bought back in 2007 or 2008 (Can't remember its ages ago!). I also installed an SSD in it so it is still very snappy despite of its age!

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    Hi @Salaryman Ryan! I also have the same iMac. It is still working, and we've been using it up until early this year. However, it has been frustrating to use because it is already slow and sluggish (well, what would you expect from an almost decade-old computer?).

    How did you replace its hard disk with SSD? Did you do it yourself or did you bring it to a service center? Did you notice an improvement in its performance after the replacement?
     
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    Hi Ramil! As I recall I asked Beyond the Box service center in Greenhills to install the SSD for me. I had to provide them with a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter though. And yes, the SSD made everything that depend on read and write in storage very very snappy again like office productivity apps like MS Office and iWorks. Everything feels more responsive with the SSD. In fact it can keep up with the never 2013 iMacs we have besides it. Although CPU intensive tasks like editing photos or handbreak is still slow. (of course)
     
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    Still using my mid 2010 13" macbook pro. Planning to upgrade the memory and put an SSD soon.
     

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