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Old Feb 4, 2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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iPod Classic update?

Hey there. I am just wondering what people's opinions are on an update of the iPod classic.

Will it get and update?
Is it being phased out?
What features do you want to see in a new one that would re define the iPod?

Personally a larger HDD would be nice, Bluetooth play for BT headphones and docks, coloured metal (like the previous iPod nano.

I'm just curious what people think more than anything.
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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I would like to see a whole new iPod with classic retro feeling!

A bigger harddrive and a retina screen AND bluetooth! The design would be almost as the first iPod. Snowy deep white front and a beautiful steel backside! The rotating scrollwheel and physical buttons around the wheel!

It would still feel new and fresh, thinner and sleaker than the first generation, with a screen to die for. That would be something!!
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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I would like to see a whole new iPod with classic retro feeling!

A bigger harddrive and a retina screen AND bluetooth! The design would be almost as the first iPod. Snowy deep white front and a beautiful steel backside! The rotating scrollwheel and physical buttons around the wheel!

It would still feel new and fresh, thinner and sleaker than the first generation, with a screen to die for. That would be something!!

Like that?

At some point soon, the iPod Touch will hit 256GB, which is already more than the largest iPod with it's 240GB hard drive.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:31 PM   #4
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Like that?

At some point soon, the iPod Touch will hit 256GB, which is already more than the largest iPod with it's 240GB hard drive.
Where is this 240GB Classic you speak of? I want one!

I'm not sure the consumer will be willing to pay for a 128GB Touch much less a 256. The price now for a 64GB is pretty steep. Flash prices are going to have to come way down. But, a decent price on a 256GB Touch might finally get me to give up my beloved Classic.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:43 PM   #5
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Where is this 240GB Classic you speak of? I want one!

I'm not sure the consumer will be willing to pay for a 128GB Touch much less a 256. The price now for a 64GB is pretty steep. Flash prices are going to have to come way down. But, a decent price on a 256GB Touch might finally get me to give up my beloved Classic.
You can install a 240GB 1.8" Toshiba hard drive, even 128GB SSDs if you jump up and down the water with your iPod, and there used to be replacement back covers that say "240GB".

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Old Mar 5, 2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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Where is this 240GB Classic you speak of? I want one!

I'm not sure the consumer will be willing to pay for a 128GB Touch much less a 256. The price now for a 64GB is pretty steep. Flash prices are going to have to come way down. But, a decent price on a 256GB Touch might finally get me to give up my beloved Classic.
Seriously? I mean who can afford to pay $399 for a 64GB version? I just bought a 64gb micro SD card for my Android phone for only $25......
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 11:50 PM   #7
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Possible Classic Update Data Point

iPod Classic Silver is out of stock at MacMall.
When I called my contact with whom I have done a lot of business, she stated that the EARLIEST they might have availability on the Classic Silver was 18th April. Unlike MacMall being OOS for something like this that long.
Checking with two other on-line dealers, also Classic Silver OOS.
One can only hope it means a new one is expected.
On the other hand it could mean they aren't EVER getting any more
It would be nice to get some warning it they are being discontinued so one can quick try to find the current model somewhere.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 04:03 PM   #8
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Like that?

At some point soon, the iPod Touch will hit 256GB, which is already more than the largest iPod with it's 240GB hard drive.
No, not like that at all. No touch screen. Scroll wheel
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:01 PM   #9
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I would like to see a whole new iPod with classic retro feeling!

A bigger harddrive and a retina screen AND bluetooth! The design would be almost as the first iPod. Snowy deep white front and a beautiful steel backside! The rotating scrollwheel and physical buttons around the wheel!

It would still feel new and fresh, thinner and sleaker than the first generation, with a screen to die for. That would be something!!
Sounds awesome. :-)
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:24 PM   #10
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Seeing as the iPad just got 128GB..this could be the year that they give the touch the long overdue 128GB capacity..which will probably drop the classic off the line-up.


.... not that I want that to happen. Classic holds the most and is very easy to navigate without having to look at it all the dang time. If there are two things I'd like to see done it would be a sound chip change (something far better than cheap Cirrus Logic garbage) and a capacity bump.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 08:02 AM   #11
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Hopefully but if not I'll continue to use my 7 year old 5th generation.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:38 PM   #12
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Seeing as the iPad just got 128GB..this could be the year that they give the touch the long overdue 128GB capacity..which will probably drop the classic off the line-up.


.... not that I want that to happen. Classic holds the most and is very easy to navigate without having to look at it all the dang time. If there are two things I'd like to see done it would be a sound chip change (something far better than cheap Cirrus Logic garbage) and a capacity bump.
If they made a 500 GB model it would be awesome (there are small 500 GB drives available that people have put into their iPods).
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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Do you think apple will release a new iPod classic? I currently own an iPod touch 2nd gen which I've had since mid 2010, so it isn't that old but already there are problems with it. I also own a smartphone which my dad bought me last year and I do love it, I really do but it only has 4gb of mem and no expandable mem and the battery is just crap. Anyway once my iPod dies I was thinking of getting a new one, but idk which to get. The classic looks cool but 160gb is a lot and I can't put my apps onto it :C I was also looking at the 7th gen nano, my dad bought one for himself and it looks cool. I'm not sure whether I wanna buy the touch. It would basically be te same as my phone, just bigger screen, more memory but same camera res and I can't make calls on it. No point I guess. And also32gb is a lot of memory plus it is really expensive. what do u think? If they release a new classic this year should I get it? I'm really not sure, but I know I want some sort of separate music player to my phone. I just like it better that way.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:29 PM   #14
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I'd like to see them replace the 30 pin USB with a lightning connector.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:59 AM   #15
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IMHO the classic will be just dismissed at some point, which is a shame, it was an almost perfect device and update with SSD, higher capacity, and better DAC would have been awesome.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:09 PM   #16
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IMHO the classic will be just dismissed at some point, which is a shame, it was an almost perfect device and update with SSD, higher capacity, and better DAC would have been awesome.
That would be nice. I love my Classic, and it holds most of my music. I don't have to sync it as much to change music around. I can go on trips and I know if my music taste changes on the trip, I have my music.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:44 PM   #17
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I still have hope for an updated iPod Classic. Reasonable updates would include an SSD (and a thinner body, too), a retina screen, a Lightning connector, and a better quality sound chip.

But then again, Apple isn't known to be reasonable all of the time
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 11:02 PM   #18
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Found a classic in HMV brand new for 80 but all sold out! Is this a sign of 2 things A) Selling off old stock for a new model or B) Selling off old stock because it is gone. I am hoping for a new model personally. I don't want an iPod touch that sings and dances, I have an iPhone for that. I want a simple dedicated music player- the classic. It does show one thing though- being out of stock means there must still be demand for them!
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