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  • Apple's iPod Classic Finally Disappears From Online Store


    It is worthy of noting that Apple’s website is a bit hard to navigate at the moment, since we’re sure everyone is rushing to it for updates on the new products Apple just announced. As you try very hard to get to the website’s online store, you will notice that Apple’s classic iPod has finally disappeared once you get there. There’s no easy way to say it, but as 9to5Mac puts it, the iPod Classic is officially dead. It has been removed from sales and did not make the cut for Apple’s new online store lineup.

    It is not surprising though because we knew it was going to happen sooner or later, it was just a matter of time before they did it. The classic iPod was updated last in 2008, which was six years ago and only storage capacity was updated. The clickwheel has been officially removed from Apple’s devices and no longer exists. The design was outdated once Apple started releasing touch screen iPods and the original iPod design was from ten years ago, in 2004. Say goodbye to the Classic iPod, but we’d suggest holding onto them if you still own one because they are officially off the market.

    Source: Apple, 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's iPod Classic Finally Disappears From Online Store started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Wow, end of an era! It’s kind of sad Apple let it go away like that without so much as a nod or mention on their site or in the presentation today.

      The iPod classic launched Apple’s entire non-PC line and made the company what it is today. If they hadn’t ventured into portable/entertainment electronics territory with the iPod, who knows where they would be today. Possibly no iPhones, or iPads. Not to mention how differently the whole portable electronics industry as a whole would be!

      It deserves a better send-off than to merely be taken down.
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      I still use my classics everyday. The 160GB versions are great little portable hard drives.
      Apple should have mentioned it today. They did show it when talking about devices that led up to their current line up.
    1. Kritzmire's Avatar
      Kritzmire -
      This sucks because I have nearly 140gigs of music.
      I just want a massive music player not some itouch bullshitttttt
      I hope my current classic doesnt die out on me
    1. Bird_33's Avatar
      Bird_33 -
      End of an era for sure. Doesn't seem all that long ago that Apple was mainly all about the iPod oh the days before the iPhone and iPad. I bought a 160GB iPod Classic earlier this year and I would take it over the iPod Touch any day just for the sheer amount of space it has. The 160GB is worth more to me as an avid Podcast listener than a 32GB iPod Touch and having the functionality of an iPhone. The iPod deservered a much better send off seeing it made Apple into the Technology beast it is today than just getting removed from the website. Something was posted on MacWorld a few months ago about how the iPod might be coming to an end and it seems that its true now. Make sense seeing there is more benefit in continuing and developing the iPhone and iPad over a standard MP3 player.
    1. jigar7's Avatar
      jigar7 -
      I feel Apple is steadily going downhill.
      Was disappointed with the new iPhone 6/6+ designs. The Apple Watch looks like a pebble stone slapped on a wrist.
      This was a much better concept (https://www.behance.net/gallery/Smar...ncept/14929833)
      Even the MBPs seem like a rip off with just two models available in the 15" category... that too for professionals... one has to chose the higher one with the nVidia GPU... no non-retina options... no RAM options.. SSDs make it super expensive and 512 is not enough.. was expecting a secondary HDD option... the batter is superglued to the chassis... replacement costs 200$ compared to the earlier 130$ and some e-stores selling them on good discounted rates! All this to just stop consumers from having the flexibility to upgrade their MBPs with 3rd party RAM & HDDs and to sell their AppCare plan. After the AppCare expires... the battery and display replacements cost a bomb!
      As much as I dislike Android, I think chinese phones like the Xiaomi and the OPO are doing extremely well.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Sheds a tear...my first iPod.