Ipod Touch in cold weather

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  1. Seminorge

    Seminorge New Member

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    Hello there, new user here.

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    I've been thinking about buying a 16gb Ipod Touch for a while now, but I've read several complaints about it being very vulnerable to temperature and humidity changes. Problems related to this is apparently not covered by Apple's warranty either.

    I live above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway, winters are usually long and cold. Will it be a problem to use the Ipod outside? I'd rather not want to spend 350$ on something and have it break the same day.

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  2. NickPod

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    Guess I'm screwed then.

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    Do you think any cases would give a noticeable protection against the temperature?
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    I can't think of any off the top of my head, but there may be some that do. However I wouldn't take the chance.

    Do you know anybody in your area that has an iPod?
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    I use mine while skiing in Italy with no issues. I realize it's a little colder there but if you keep it on your person, jacket, etc, you will be fine.
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    Many have Ipod's, though never seen Touch. Also there's quite a few with Iphones, haven't heard any problems from them.

    I wonder if the temperature specs take into consideration that the Ipod hardware (probably) creates a little heat on its own.

    Maybe I'll just keep it at home during the winter months...
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    I agree with jpga13: It shouldn't really get as cold as the temperature outside as long as you keep it in a pocket close to your body or something it should be okay.
    If others have iPods and iPhones without problems, your scenario shouldn't be any different

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  8. HLR Element

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    just don't walk around outside with it in your hand for a long time, keep it in a pocket close to your body and it won't drop to a low temp... if it does i'm sure you'll be getting somewhere warm soon anyway lol, i use my ipod nano when skiing... never had a problem with that, and i keep it in a pocket on the outside.
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    I just find that my hand is warm enough to heat the iPod itself.

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    I go skiing once a week with mine and it's fine so far. Just put it in an inside zippered pocket to keep it warm and dry.

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