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NoNoise
Dec 21, 2012, 11:17 AM
My 4.5 year-old iPod Classic hard drive died yesterday. :(

I have been doing research to see when Apple could possibly release another iPod Classic update. However, it's a little hard to tell. Are all the iPod updates done in October now? Is waiting til March senseless, because Apple doesn't do iPod updates before October?

On the Buyer's Guide (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/), it says "Don't buy" for the iPod Classic, "Updates Soon." Is that just because the iPod Classic is so old, that it's not advised to buy one, now, or is there really rumors of an update next year? And, if so, will it be before October (because I don't want to wait until October)?

I was thinking of trying to put a SSD in my iPod Classic as in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980378&highlight=ipod+classic) and this thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread), since a 128gb SSD can be had for about $140 shipped (http://www.amazon.com/KingSpec-128GB-1-8-5mm-KSD-ZF18-6-128MS/dp/B008NAI0YC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3GLILIPSN6TAD&coliid=I9TV58UNX73R6). However, I'm wondering if it would just be better to get a 7th Gen iPod Classic for $100 more to get all new components (click-wheel, logic board, et cetera).

Thoughts? Any help, guidance, or iPod Classic rumors are welcome! :D



JoEw
Dec 21, 2012, 02:36 PM
An iPod Classic with an SSD sounds like the perfect ipod high capacity + virtually no chance of it failing (due to storage) anyway.

I say upgrade to SSD so long as all the components click wheel and screen still are in good shape

NoNoise
Dec 21, 2012, 02:54 PM
Thanks for the reply!

The SSD would probably be a bit faster, but it definitely wouldn't be higher capacity, since anything over 128gb is much more expensive than a new 160gb Classic. So, buying the SSD would actually give me less space (though still enough for my collection, which is about 120gb...and I could trim it down a bit more).

The main benefit is that the SSD would probably last longer. To be honest, though, I'm not even sure that matters so much to me. If my next Classic lasted 4+ years (as this last one did), I'd be happy.

Mostly, it just sucks that I'm basically buying the same piece of tech 4.5 years later. When I bought my first Classic, I just assumed that, by the time it died, I'd be buying something much more improved...

So, in conclusion, I'm actually leaning towards buying a new Classic... The only thing that scares me is that I could buy a new one now and kick myself if Apple releases an update in March/April. I'm not sure that's so likely, though...

NoNoise
Dec 22, 2012, 03:08 PM
I ordered a 7th Gen Classic from Amazon for $230... I figured it was too good of a deal to pass up, especially because I had some gift cards. If Apple releases an update to the Classic this October or next October, I'll consider buying it a couple years from now, if the update is worth it. :)

SnowLeopard OSX
Dec 22, 2012, 05:55 PM
My 4.5 year-old iPod Classic hard drive died yesterday. :(

I have been doing research to see when Apple could possibly release another iPod Classic update. However, it's a little hard to tell. Are all the iPod updates done in October now? Is waiting til March senseless, because Apple doesn't do iPod updates before October?

On the Buyer's Guide (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/), it says "Don't buy" for the iPod Classic, "Updates Soon." Is that just because the iPod Classic is so old, that it's not advised to buy one, now, or is there really rumors of an update next year? And, if so, will it be before October (because I don't want to wait until October)?

I was thinking of trying to put a SSD in my iPod Classic as in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980378&highlight=ipod+classic) and this thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread), since a 128gb SSD can be had for about $140 shipped (http://www.amazon.com/KingSpec-128GB-1-8-5mm-KSD-ZF18-6-128MS/dp/B008NAI0YC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3GLILIPSN6TAD&coliid=I9TV58UNX73R6). However, I'm wondering if it would just be better to get a 7th Gen iPod Classic for $100 more to get all new components (click-wheel, logic board, et cetera).

Thoughts? Any help, guidance, or iPod Classic rumors are welcome! :D

Sorry to hear! Out of curiosity, what gen iPod classic did you have? Also, how did the hard drive die out on you?

Beeplance
Dec 22, 2012, 09:53 PM
I ordered a 7th Gen Classic from Amazon for $230... I figured it was too good of a deal to pass up, especially because I had some gift cards. If Apple releases an update to the Classic this October or next October, I'll consider buying it a couple years from now, if the update is worth it. :)

There is no 7th generation iPod Classic, only the 6th generation.

Look here for the history of the iPod Classic lineup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Classic

SnowLeopard OSX
Dec 22, 2012, 10:51 PM
Does anyone expect Apple to continue releasing iPods in the classic line? They've essentially been cannibalized by products like the iPhone and iPod touch. The last generation was released in 2007 (excluding the revisions).. that's a long time ago.

Bear
Dec 22, 2012, 11:00 PM
Does anyone expect Apple to continue releasing iPods in the classic line? They've essentially been cannibalized by products like the iPhone and iPod touch. The last generation was released in 2007 (excluding the revisions).. that's a long time ago.As long as they're selling enough to keep a manufacturing line tooled for it, they will keep selling it is my guess. Well as long as they can continue getting parts (like the disk) for it.

Although I could also see them dropping the classic when they get the iPod Touch to 256GB.

NoNoise
Dec 23, 2012, 06:24 AM
Sorry to hear! Out of curiosity, what gen iPod classic did you have? Also, how did the hard drive die out on you?

I believe it is 6th generation, because I bought it in early 2008. The hard drive started making more and more noise, and my music would stop for a second and then start again, every once in a while, almost like the music was buffering.

Then, four days ago, it stopped syncing to iTunes. I thought it was something with iTunes, but a day later, iTunes said the iPod needed to be restored. I tried to do that, but it just deleted all my music, leaving my podcasts and not syncing anything new. The next day, I tried to restore again, and my iPod deleted everything, but iTunes was still giving errors and saying it needed to be restored. I kept trying and kept getting errors. Now, the iPod won't even boot. It just stays on the Apple logo and keeps making a clicking sound, blacking out the screen, and going back to the Apple logo.

I tried formatting the hard drive, but every program I try (DOS, HP Hard Drive Tool, EaseUS) gives errors, even when iPod is in Disk Mode.

There is no 7th generation iPod Classic, only the 6th generation.

Look here for the history of the iPod Classic lineup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Classic

Ah, I see. I guess I just bought the 6.5 then. :P Amazon is wrong (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-classic-Black-Generation-NEWEST/dp/B001F7AHOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356265071&sr=8-1&keywords=ipod+classic). :)

As long as they're selling enough to keep a manufacturing line tooled for it, they will keep selling it is my guess. Well as long as they can continue getting parts (like the disk) for it.

Although I could also see them dropping the classic when they get the iPod Touch to 256GB.

I could see Apple discontinuing the Classics, when they feel they Streaming technology has progressed enough.

At this point, I honestly don't think Apple is interested in making an iPod with even 128GB of SSD/flash storage...unless it gets to be super cheap (i.e. 128GB is so easy to get and common, that manufacturing 64GB is a waste of time/money).

However, I think they are completely fine with the iPod Touch and iPhone with 64GB of storage and streaming capabilities. With services like Spotify, I think less and less people are going to have music collections more than 64GB. iTunes 11 allows users to stream their previous iTunes purchases, supposedly (I haven't tried it).

I think those of us with large, personal collections are a dying breed.

If Apple releases a new iPod Classic in the next couple years with a SSD and other improvements, I'll buy it. If they don't, I'll probably just install a SSD in a couple years to my 6.5 Gen.

Then, we'll just have to see what happens in another 4-5 years...

Goratrix
Dec 24, 2012, 08:53 AM
I think those of us with large, personal collections are a dying breed.

If Apple releases a new iPod Classic in the next couple years with a SSD and other improvements, I'll buy it. If they don't, I'll probably just install a SSD in a couple years to my 6.5 Gen.

Then, we'll just have to see what happens in another 4-5 years...

I've been thinking about this a lot recently, as I'm completely addicted to having my whole collection portable on a Classic, and it's pretty clear that there is very little motivation for the manufacturers to build high-capacity music players...

I think the way forward will be memory cards. While there is little demand for high capacity just for music, there is, and always will be very high demand for cameras, either photo or video. This demand will drive development of large-capacity memory cards, and then it will be trivial to build a player that supports them. There are 256 GB SDXC available today (albeit expensive), and it should take only a simple update for player manufacturers to support those. In a year or two, there will be devices like the Sandisk Clip Zip with full SDXC support, and then you can have a iPod Nano-sized device with 256 GB or more. However, I don't expect Apple to be a part of this, as they are clearly opposed to poeple owning large collections of music at this point.

Untethered
Dec 24, 2012, 08:41 PM
Get one now, plus, if a new one comes out smash your old one, because it has a one year warranty, and they'll most likely give you the new one. :D

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NoNoise
Dec 24, 2012, 11:45 PM
I've been thinking about this a lot recently, as I'm completely addicted to having my whole collection portable on a Classic, and it's pretty clear that there is very little motivation for the manufacturers to build high-capacity music players...

I think the way forward will be memory cards. While there is little demand for high capacity just for music, there is, and always will be very high demand for cameras, either photo or video. This demand will drive development of large-capacity memory cards, and then it will be trivial to build a player that supports them. There are 256 GB SDXC available today (albeit expensive), and it should take only a simple update for player manufacturers to support those. In a year or two, there will be devices like the Sandisk Clip Zip with full SDXC support, and then you can have a iPod Nano-sized device with 256 GB or more. However, I don't expect Apple to be a part of this, as they are clearly opposed to poeple owning large collections of music at this point.

The problem with that is that flash memory is slow. That is why we have SSDs instead do flash memory for our computer storage. Maybe they can work that out with software. I am honestly not sure. Right now, though, flash is not the answer.

JJorTech
Dec 25, 2012, 05:37 AM
In my opinion, the IPod classic needs to be updated but not in a great way. People who have ipod classic know that sleek design is not what they want. They want high-capacity storage to listen to their music (all of their music) wherever they are. That's the magic of it. And it's perfect

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I think they should add the lightning to USB just for the heck of it. Since all the other devices have, why shouldn't the classic?? Besides its a lot more comfortable since its reversible. And the iPod classic users know how much they use the 30 pin to add music. It's a lot more comfortable, faster and easier to carry around. They should really implement it

Goratrix
Dec 25, 2012, 07:54 AM
The problem with that is that flash memory is slow. That is why we have SSDs instead do flash memory for our computer storage. Maybe they can work that out with software. I am honestly not sure. Right now, though, flash is not the answer.

It's fast enough for music playback, and all players are pre-caching songs anyway.

superstarmc
Dec 26, 2012, 08:17 AM
I'm thinking about getting a new on today to replace my 2005.

wharzhee
Dec 30, 2012, 11:27 PM
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ttmars22
Jan 2, 2013, 09:38 PM
Does anyone know why they won't/have waited so long to update the classic. Personally I think it would be nice if they added bluetooth, air play, lightning connector, gave you earpods instead of the crappy normal ones. There's probably more good updates/reasons but I can't think of anymore now. I really want to get a classic cause my music library just passed 30 GB and I don't want to spend the money on a 64 iPod Touch. Any thoughts?

Anonymous Freak
Jan 2, 2013, 11:00 PM
Does anyone know why they won't/have waited so long to update the classic.

Only Apple leadership knows.

I really want to get a classic cause my music library just passed 30 GB and I don't want to spend the money on a 64 iPod Touch. Any thoughts?

Do you *NEED* your entire library available offline at all times? 30 GB is 90 hours of LOSSLESS audio, nearly 11 days of 256 kbps audio.

And unless you play the audio from your iDevice to high-quality speakers, you could even double that and choose "Convert higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC" for syncing. (Obviously, if you DO listen over high quality speakers, you want maximum quality - but if all you ever do is listen while jogging, I don't care how good your in-ear headphones are, the background noise will make it hard for you to hear any better than 128 kbps AAC.)

Smellmett
Jan 3, 2013, 03:03 AM
Only Apple leadership knows.



Do you *NEED* your entire library available offline at all times? 30 GB is 90 hours of LOSSLESS audio, nearly 11 days of 256 kbps audio.

And unless you play the audio from your iDevice to high-quality speakers, you could even double that and choose "Convert higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC" for syncing. (Obviously, if you DO listen over high quality speakers, you want maximum quality - but if all you ever do is listen while jogging, I don't care how good your in-ear headphones are, the background noise will make it hard for you to hear any better than 128 kbps AAC.)

It's not so much a question of need, most of the products/apps that are discussed on this forum we don't need but we most definitely want.

For the record, I want to have all my library with me at all times - I do a lot of driving, sometimes to other countries, and I take my laptop to a lot of other peoples houses for parties etc where I can't always get a connection, thats before I even consider paying Apple for the privilege of storing my music in the Cloud.

Keeping my music with me and not online is paramount to me at the moment

Anonymous Freak
Jan 3, 2013, 02:23 PM
It's not so much a question of need, most of the products/apps that are discussed on this forum we don't need but we most definitely want.

For the record, I want to have all my library with me at all times - I do a lot of driving, sometimes to other countries, and I take my laptop to a lot of other peoples houses for parties etc where I can't always get a connection, thats before I even consider paying Apple for the privilege of storing my music in the Cloud.

Keeping my music with me and not online is paramount to me at the moment

Sounds like you have one of the more legitimate uses for the classic, then! :D All I can say is - don't count on an update in the immediate future.

jrswizzle
Jan 3, 2013, 03:04 PM
I've been thinking about this recently as well - my now 5 year old classic is beat to hell. Dents, scratches, it's died twice from heat but come back both times....the thing is awesome, but there are a couple reasons I'd like a new one

1) Mine is the 80 GB version - my music is quickly growing past that.
2) I have no idea when it'll go out for good.

I've got a b-day coming up in a couple months - told the wife I'd like a new black one because I doubt they'll be updating it ever. I have all my music on iTunes match and can stream from my phone, but I like to have my iPod plugged in in the car as my primary music device - and to be honest, I love the design and feel!

BornAgainMac
Jan 3, 2013, 03:22 PM
I would just upgrade. Based on past Apple products, when a product doesn't get updated for a long time, it finally gets dropped due to lack of sales. It is a shame the price isn't less than when it originally launched.

getclear
Jan 3, 2013, 06:54 PM
I also have an ipod classic. Mine is about 7+ years old and seems to work perfectly.

Is there any ongoing effort to encourage Apple to update the classic? The nano is too small to use (mine is in my car). I know, bluetooth, etc. but for humor sake, I was recently in a traffic court where the defendant was attempting to describe to the judge, that he wasn't talking on his iPhone, which was bluetoothed to his car, but he was trying to figure out why his new iPod Touch was broadcasting audio not only from his radio but also from the Touch.

I wanted to be an expert witness for the guy to explain that what he was describing was correct and that the touch looks just like an iPhone.

My point? hard wired has its benefits.

Smellmett
Jan 4, 2013, 02:00 PM
All I can say is - don't count on an update in the immediate future.

Don't worry I'm not expecting one, gonna get myself a 160GB one this year to supplement my 80GB.

Just one question - if you had an itunes library that you've spent over 7 years perfecting - every year, album & star rating filled in, sorted into 60+ playlists - would you throw away the backup you've got of it once its loaded into the cloud? Because I know I wouldn't, so whats the point of using it when you're always going to have the physical files stored with you?

weckart
Jan 4, 2013, 06:21 PM
The least Apple could do is to up the capacity to 240GB as several modders have done with the Toshiba drive available on eBay.

Smellmett
Jan 5, 2013, 01:26 PM
The least Apple could do is to up the capacity to 240GB as several modders have done with the Toshiba drive available on eBay.

Exactly, it wouldn't really kill them to go it would it? I'm not interested in it being and online device, just keep making it with a bigger capacity please!

Mdwall
Jan 6, 2013, 09:20 PM
I traded in my 32 gig touch today and walked out without making a decision. I have grown accustomed to the abilities of a touch but with the ipad it's reall become rather superfolous. Meaning that all it really got used for was music when I travel. Capacity was getting strained even down converting files and I have a hard time swallowing 400 bucks for the 64 gig touch when there is the classic sitting out there with over double the space for what I use it for.

Now if they had a classic that could wirelessly sync with iTunes and iCloud, and had an SSD the touch would be irrelevant entirely to me at least and there would be no decision process. Even if I get a classic now were such a beast to arrive I would pick it up anyways. The click wheel is just easier to navigate on the fly vs. the touch.

Edit, not to mention the new lightning connector making my collection of 30 pin cables and radio rather useless without tacking on another 30-40 dollars for an adapter cable....

Snorkel378
Jan 6, 2013, 09:30 PM
I've been using a Classic as my only iPod, that being said, I do have an iPhone, but I use it as only a smartphone, with very little iPod functionality. Mostly use apps, and will sometimes use it as an airplay remote from my mbp in my dorm. A an updated Classic, with 200+gb hard disk drive (flash is too expensive) retina display screen and lighting connector...I'd go for it if it was 400 usd or less

Mdwall
Jan 7, 2013, 09:55 PM
So I ended up back in Classic land today. Found an unopened 160 gig a guy had won as a prize for a poker game and he decided he didn't want it. So he sold it for 160.00 still shrink wrapped and everything.
So far I'm loving it far more than the Touch. It synced 4000 songs in about 20 minutes vs. a fair amount of time more to sync that to a touch Possibly due to no need to downconvert them so they would fit but either way its sweet and good to be back to a music only player :cool: Please don't kill this thing Apple

dmoss111
Apr 9, 2013, 10:24 AM
Oh how I wish Apple execs would read this...

I am not a mac evangelist, or even a mac lover. BUT, there is nothing I love more than my iPod Classic. I have many iPods! 40gb, 60gb, 160gb and my recent purchase that I am happy to get, a modded 240gb classic. Its full already and want more capacity still. All my iPods have uses and I wish they would build a 320Gb version because I would like one!

the very simple reason... I want all my music at my fingertips all the time.

The people who say things like... "who can listen to it all?" and "there is this streaming service and that extra functionality in the touch", They just do not understand. Basically, There are other devices like any smart phone for more functionality which most techie types already have as well.

I am busy. I love collecting lots of music. The last thing I have time for, is deciding what I want to sync to my iPod. I just want it all there to chose and play at will. Or what my wife wants to hear, or my 8-year old daughter or anyone at a party. Its awesome and I don't want more from it except to play music.

If you want thin and sleek, buy a touch. If you want features, use your smart phone. The iPod classic is special and there ARE many who want it.

I wish they would build a new and bigger one.

AppleDApp
Apr 17, 2013, 03:47 PM
I bought my first iPod classic today finally I can have all my songs in my pocket.

I almost achieved this a few years ago with a 64gb touch.

not sure what to do about my phone anymore. is there a resale market for an iPhone 4

spyguy10709
Apr 17, 2013, 07:23 PM
not sure what to do about my phone anymore. is there a resale market for an iPhone 4

Look at your signature, and ask that again. Seriously you rudely pass off "noobs" yet you don't know if there's a resale market for the iPhone 4?

I'm not going to answer you just because of how rude your sig is.

AppleDApp
Apr 18, 2013, 07:59 AM
Look at your signature, and ask that again. Seriously you rudely pass off "noobs" yet you don't know if there's a resale market for the iPhone 4?

I'm not going to answer you just because of how rude your sig is.

Glad to see my signature moved you that much.

spyguy10709
Apr 18, 2013, 07:21 PM
Glad to see my signature moved you that much.

Glad to see you're a jerk.

AppleDApp
Apr 18, 2013, 07:51 PM
Glad to see you're a jerk.

I don't see how my signature is harmful in any way. Could we please just stick to the topic.

spyguy10709
Apr 19, 2013, 09:02 PM
I don't see how my signature is harmful in any way. Could we please just stick to the topic.


YOU actually went off topic with a question that a simple Google could answer. Lol.

~~Hello~~
Apr 21, 2013, 01:21 PM
I don't see how my signature is harmful in any way. Could we please just stick to the topic.

You went off on a tangent about the iphone 4, this is the ipod section.

Anyway I would like to buy an updated classic. Surely it can't be that difficult for Apple to bring out a new higher capacity classic. Four years is a long time to go without an update.

AppleDApp
Apr 21, 2013, 05:40 PM
An updated classic will probably just be an iPod touch with 128 or 256gb capacity.

~~Hello~~
Apr 21, 2013, 06:27 PM
An updated classic will probably just be an iPod touch with 128 or 256gb capacity.

What good is an ipod touch when you have an iphone? People want the simplicity of the ipod classic with a higher hdd capacity.

GimmeSlack12
Apr 21, 2013, 06:31 PM
The only update I could see in the future is it's cancellation.

AppleDApp
Apr 21, 2013, 06:37 PM
What good is an ipod touch when you have an iphone? People want the simplicity of the ipod classic with a higher hdd capacity.

not everyone own an iPhone also it's easier to search for specific albums or artists on a screen.

I'd also like to see support for the remote on the earpods.

hughjackman
Apr 22, 2013, 03:57 AM
It shows some values indeed of ipod classic and also it creates some advantages in the making of different Ipods so that it remains the update in the various ideas admit the way about the update.

rs1985
Apr 25, 2013, 04:03 AM
i think adding a bluetooth feature and upgrading it's hard drive size is good enough for me to shell out 300 bucks
Seriously with cars/head unit/bluetooth devices
you figure apple be smart enough to add it in and mark it up
(not like bluetooth is anything too expensive to add in)

Smileyboy
Apr 30, 2013, 10:19 PM
Anyone want to sell their broken classic?

CmdrLaForge
May 1, 2013, 12:10 AM
The only update I could see in the future is it's cancellation.

Unfortunately - me too. Every year at the music keynote I wait to see it go from the store. But somehow it is still there. Once that happens I buy a last one from Amazon....

AppleDApp
May 1, 2013, 11:40 AM
Unfortunately - me too. Every year at the music keynote I wait to see it go from the store. But somehow it is still there. Once that happens I buy a last one from Amazon....

May aswell buy one now before prices skyrocket.

LeandrodaFL
May 1, 2013, 01:12 PM
The ipod classic has been upadted...to an iPod Touch

oneMadRssn
May 1, 2013, 03:46 PM
When my current iPod dies (a 16GB gen4 nano), I will buy a medium condition iPod Mini gen2 on ebay, and mod it with CompactFlash.

There are a few reports that it takes a 64GB CompactFlash easily, and one report that I can find of it taking a 128GB CompactFlash, though I can't corroborate it. If I bought the flash card from a place with a good return policy, it wouldn't be much of a risk to try.

All in all, the project would cost ~$150. All other options considered, that price for a 128GB iPod Mini is pretty sweet, and would amply carry my entire music collection twice over.

I mention this because I find it unlikely that Apple will update their iPod classic anytime soon. iPod makes up only 2% of Apple's revenue today, that category includes the Shuffle, the Nano, the Touch, and the Classic. I would be surprised if the Classic made up as much as .25% of Apple's revenue.

Ray J
May 2, 2013, 04:43 PM
It will be a true shame if Apple discontinues it. It was Apple's premier product, still the most iconic Ive design, and the lure that brought droves of Gen Xers to Apple. Update it. Slap a 240GB HDD in there, lightening connector, bigger cache, new battery tech, whatever. Even if you make break even on it, sell it. It's a part of music history and it's unfair that Apple has let it fall by the wayside.

decafjava
May 2, 2013, 05:48 PM
I have a silly question. Are ipod classics still being manufactured? I have a sneaking suspicion that Apple stopped making them a few years ago and is sitting on a huge stock due to downturn in sales from iphones and then ipod touches - nanos and shuffles have their niche as well and maybe took sales away. So Apple is slowing selling off the remaining stock til it is gone and then will discontinue it.

No-Me
May 10, 2013, 08:50 AM
What is the biggest HDD or SSD that you can put in an iPod Classic?
I'm sort of waiting for an update, but maybe a second hand one with a SSD upgrade would be even better to put in my car instead of the vintage CD changer that's in there (unused) right now :)

AppleDApp
May 10, 2013, 10:29 AM
What is the biggest HDD or SSD that you can put in an iPod Classic?
I'm sort of waiting for an update, but maybe a second hand one with a SSD upgrade would be even better to put in my car instead of the vintage CD changer that's in there (unused) right now :)

320gb (http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/toshiba_touts_largest_capacity_320gb_18inch_hard_drive) according to maximum pc

No-Me
May 10, 2013, 03:11 PM
Thanks, that should do :)

CmdrLaForge
May 20, 2013, 11:47 PM
May aswell buy one now before prices skyrocket.

No, I don't need one. Right after the keynote no price will skyrocket.

MaloCS
May 24, 2013, 10:19 PM
It looks like the only option might be to mod an existing Classic with a larger hard dive. That 320GB Toshiba drive would keep me satisfied for quite a few years.

I don't want or need a lightning connector on the Classic. The iPod works flawlessly with the existing connector in many applications. To change the connector would make hundreds of thousands of car stereos obsolete.

What Apple should do is make the Classic a little bit larger so it could more easily accommodate larger hard drives and market it to Audiophiles. It would be a quiet seller in that community.

TheJetSetBug
Sep 17, 2013, 02:04 PM
I know speculation is so much fun... but any chance you *think* Apple may release an iPod Classic with the new port soon?

paulrbeers
Sep 21, 2013, 11:19 AM
I know speculation is so much fun... but any chance you *think* Apple may release an iPod Classic with the new port soon?

It's been 5 years since they updated the classic, it will more than likely be discontinued than updated.

*~Kim~*
Sep 21, 2013, 11:27 AM
I find myself wondering what else they could really do with the Classic. WiFi won't really work with the click wheel, which I think is at the essence of the classic. Click wheels have been gradually disappearing from the Apple line up as a whole, so I'm guessing that it's going to be discontinued soon.

They could add more colours, but would people buy it? It'd look too much like the 3rd gen nano too. In my opinion they need more features than just the lightning connector to get people to buy it. I don't see the memory options needing to go any higher on the Classic either.

crzdcolombian
Sep 21, 2013, 11:54 AM
Mac Pro and ipod classic aren't huge sellers. A very small percentage of what they sell. They are very expensive. Ipod Classic is perfect if you want most your music in 1 spot or are traveling. I feel it's too much to work out with..... 320gb is how many songs? Over 20K

I have an old 30gb ipod video which was my 1st apple product I got when I bought the macbook(white in 2005). Still works great and use it for runs and to travel for work. Don't want to be running around with a iphone 5s in poor areas of Latin America.

I think it will stay as it is. Apple has made it as good as it will get

Macrolido
Sep 21, 2013, 10:50 PM
I bought today a 160gb iPod Classic, I hope can have a long live span.

crzdcolombian
Sep 21, 2013, 11:28 PM
I bought today a 160gb iPod Classic, I hope can have a long live span.

I have had my 30gb video since 2005 :D

Works like a champ. Was thinking of retiring it but this thing just won't die !!