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Rumors of Apple ending support for the iPod Classic—the device that started it all—have been swirling this week, and Apple lent more credence to the claims by removing access to...
09-30-2011, 11:09 AM #1
Apple Removes iPod Click Wheel Games Section in iTunes Store
Rumors of Apple ending support for the iPod Classic—the device that started it all—have been swirling this week, and Apple lent more credence to the claims by removing access to the iPod Click Wheel Games section of the iTunes Store.
Apple ended support for iPod Click Wheel Games sometime in 2009 and as a result no new games have appeared in the iTunes Store since then. However, despite the lack of support Apple still maintained their presence in the Click Wheel Games section of the iTunes Store. When the games disappeared from the iTunes store is still unclear. Reports surfaced nearly two weeks ago that they had gone missing, but the lack of demand and/or anyone caring prevented a huge uproar from taking over the Internet when they disappeared.
Apple hasn’t officially acknowledged the rumors surrounding the iPod Classic’s demise and the closest thing to confirmation we’ve had is an email Steve Jobs sent to a customer asking if Apple any plans to discontinue the model. Jobs responded with a simple “no plans.” Those “no plans” appear to have turned into “some plans.”
But, their implementation hasn’t been sweeping. Apple still advertises on their iPod Classic features page the ability to download and play click-wheel games via iTunes. If Apple is planning to update the iPod Classic, or discontinue it, the impatient public will likely find out Tuesday during Apple’s iPhone announcement. While the demise of the iPod Classic will be a blow for those of us who revel in nostalgia, the move makes sense. Large capacity media devices don’t fit in Apple’s business plan anymore, especially with iCloud on the horizon.
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 09-30-2011 at 11:17 AM.
09-30-2011, 11:22 AM #2
RIP iPod Classic. I might actually pick on up if the price drops to have it in the car with all my music.
09-30-2011, 11:50 AM #3
I figured it would happen. I guess the 10th anniversary off the iPod was also it's last year.
09-30-2011, 12:22 PM #4
I'm sad about this... I still have my old monochrome white 20gb... The classic is the iPod icon! I guess they want all iPods to have touch-screens...
09-30-2011, 12:46 PM #5
DIE so they can sell you new products.
Since Steve re-invented Apple ~1997, consistency of image and "look" has been a deep mandate. The ugly duckling (rather, any duckling that looks "different") is always in danger of the axe. Its tough to reconcile this with customers' individual differing desires, but the Apple Way has usually been to force customers to "adapt or die!". I find it interesting that so many customers do adapt, instead of bailing for the competition....
Last edited by raduga; 09-30-2011 at 12:48 PM.
09-30-2011, 01:51 PM #6
09-30-2011, 07:13 PM #7
This happened awhile ago...however, if you had a link, you would be able to get them.
secret moderator... Please hit that THANKS button over there if I helped you in any single way
10-01-2011, 12:54 AM #8
Is there a way to get these games for my iPod nano 5g
10-09-2011, 07:15 AM #9
oh really. i didnt knew about it
10-09-2011, 04:57 PM #10
the team that invented, produced and marketed the iPod are still around today (RIP, Steve <3)
As for the Yugo I fear it would take a more than mere "business sense" or even a viable product to keep that one going....
Last edited by raduga; 10-09-2011 at 04:59 PM.
10-22-2011, 07:55 AM #11
Good thing I bought the last true iPod Nano. And you guys should buy the last iClassic until it goes as bad as the nano 😱😱😱