I purchased my first iPod about 6 weeks ago.
Within a week of purchasing the first one it froze mid song. Nothing changed on the screen it looked like it was playing the song but it wasn't moving and the song had stopped playing. So I took it back to the store and they replaced it immediatly.
Within another week the same thing happened TWICE.. I first time I didn't have time take it back to the store and by the next day it had run out of batteries and had begun to work again. However a day later it froze again so I took it back and got another replacement.
Soo now I'm on my third ipod in three weeks. This one lasted a little longer.. 6 days before this one froze. I took it back and got yet another.. It was becoming a real joke at this stage. $700 for a iPod and I can't get one that works for longer the a week!!!!!!
I've had thist 4th iPod for about 3-4 weeks now and it too has frozedn about three times. Unfortunatly if I take it back now rather than replace it they will send it off to apple and wait to either get it fixed for for apple to replace it. However I know that even though it continues to freeze after about 12-24 hours it'll run out of battery power and begin to work again. In which case the apple technitians will look at a working iPod and send it straight back to me. :-(
I really enjoy the ipod and think it is well worth the money IF IT WOULD STOP FREEZING. It is extremely frustrating when your iPod freezes and is then basically out of action for the next 12 hours.
What I find even stranger is that I have had this experiance time and time again but have not heard of many others having the same problem.
If anyone else has experience this type of problem with any iPod particually the 4th Gen 40Gig iPod I'd love to hear about it.