My 4th Ipod is also daring me not to throw it out. After about 3 years, it too has stopped working.
Now I'd said I wasn't going to buy another one since I'd like to get more than 3 years service from my purchase. But then the other night I started looking around on Amazon.
Number 5 arrived yesterday.
It's an Ipod Touch... and it's gold.
And it's filled with software I am never going to use. Maybe the email, and the weather and possible the clock, but Siri? Give me a break. Now, all I have to do is wait and see how long this one lasts.