...so does my iPod. However, if only using for music I could keep a very long time. If I want to use newer apps, I need the newest iPod. I have IOS 6 and many new apps are requiring IOS 7. So I choose to stay with current iPod. Currently have 2 Android tablets (10" and 7") and if I really want new IOS apps, I will get an iPad mini. So the planned obsolescence is the operation system, not necessarily the device. Oh, and also the non-user-replaceable battery. But need for new device by reason of OS happens long before battery end-of-life.