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R.I.P. Apple iPod Classic

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Sep 2014 0:26 User comments (3)

R.I.P. Apple iPod Classic Hidden among their high profile announcements today, Apple quietly discontinued the iPod Classic and the old 30-pin connector.
With today's website refresh to add the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple has removed the iPod Classic page, leaving just the iPod Touch as the only dedicated media player.

The death of the Classic was a long time coming. The original design started in 2004, and the Classic was last updated 5 years ago when they added a large HDD model. Audiophiles were fans because you could store tons of music on the devices, but they featured old-school clickwheels and did not fit in Apple's elegant touchscreen lineup.

In addition to the iPod Classic, Apple also said goodbye to the iPhone 4S, meaning they no longer offer devices with the old 30-pin connector, so that to has been removed from the site.

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3 user comments

112.9.2014 22:52

I'm not an Apple fan by any means but this is one exception. I have been using my 160 GB iPod Classic for about 6 years now and I still love it. I have about 3,000 song's on it at any given time. To bad it's going away.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Sep 2014 @ 22:52

rap

213.9.2014 10:08

I am a recent Apple fanboy. I purchased an iPad 2 with the classic 30 pin connector. I always thought it was overkill considering the actual pin count is used. The newer Lightning connector system is by far more efficient in size,speed and data transfer. The loss of the classic iPod is sad because it fit the small fan base for solid tactile controls. Just familiarity to having something real to touch, you know, older folks!


techman247

315.9.2014 14:59

I agree, I love these. Bought the 30GB model back in 2000 or whatever. Then bought the 160GB about 2 years ago. Great to throw in a glove box if your car has USB. Gotta shell out big bucks now for a touch ipod with that kind of capacity. Shame.

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