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I'm a total Apple addict, as you might tell.

2003 3rd Gen iPod

I’m quickly closing the gap on the missing iPods in my collection. My lattest addition is a 10G 3rd gen from 2003. It’s in the box and comes with, as far as I can tell, everything that it should.

The box is in excellent shape. When it saw it with a $100 Buy It Now price, I just couldn’t resist. It’s almost unheard of grabbing a gen 1, 2, or 3 in the box for less than a $100 nowadays. This was a steal at $100 bucks.

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According to the seller, this iPod spent most of its life in a silicon case. The finish isn’t mint, but it’s way better than most of the 3rd gens that usually go for the same price without packaging.

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Underneath the iPod sits a FireWire cable and charger. The 10G entry-level iPod never came with a dock or remote. Those were reserved for the 15 and 20 Gig models.

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Also included were the dock plug covers, FireWire adapter...

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…and documentation. Along with iTunes for the Mac, Apple included MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus for PC users. I heard it was an utter atrocity. I should run it just to see how bad it was.

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As I said before, the iPod was protected by a silicon case. There are some minor scuffs on the chrome, but not bad at all for a 10 year old iPod.

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Not bad at all.

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All the lights work. The scroll wheel and buttons are very responsive, almost too sensitive.

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I connected it to iTunes and threw a few tunes on it. iTunes picked it up and FireWire’d over a whole CD in 9 seconds. You have to love FireWire.

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I had to turn a few boxes sideways to make room for the box. It looks like it’s time to reorganize again.

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Also, it looks like it’s time to pick a few more docks!

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