Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 5, 2012, 02:40 PM   #1
jwhite878
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Thoughts on the Classic

Hey guys. Does anyone else think that if Apple decides to update the classic, they should give an internet connection for the iTunes store and iCloud. I would get some serious use out of these features. Right now, since I have an iPhone, I use my old iPod Touch in my speakers. I think it would be cool to have a high-capacity music player connected instead, but this biggest disadvantage is that I would have to connect it to my computer whenever I got a new song. This is why I like the Touch so much. Anything I buy on another device goes over to it. Just wondering if anyone else thinks this is a good idea (or maybe someone else has already come up with it).
__________________
Retina MacBook Pro w/ 16 gb RAM, 2.7 GHz, 512 GB; 64 GB "the new" iPad wifi; 4th gen iPod touch 64 gb , TV 3, Black Iphone 4s 64 GB
jwhite878 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 02:42 PM   #2
peeaanuut
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California
Send a message via AIM to peeaanuut
i think its one of those things that they add something and it just adds more and more then you end up with a touch. I think its perfect for what it is. High capacity music player/portable harddrive.
peeaanuut is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 02:43 PM   #3
wrinkster22
macrumors 68030
 
wrinkster22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto
I would not change a thing about the classic, accept a higher storage capacity.
__________________
macbook air 2011 ultimate, iPhone 5 16gb rogers, iPad mini retina 32gb, iPod shuffle product red (newest)
wrinkster22 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 02:47 PM   #4
PlaceofDis
macrumors Core
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
that is the only thing that i think the classic needs. although i don't expect anything like that to happen at this point since the iPod line is dropping in sales overall. I just have too much music to even consider thinking of keeping it all on my iPhone or iPad and even if i could then i have to worry about battery life, so i like to keep them separate. shame that they're being pushed to the background now though.
__________________
dim my eyes on the waves of confessions...
PlaceofDis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 03:23 PM   #5
mrsir2009
macrumors 604
 
mrsir2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by PlaceofDis View Post
that is the only thing that i think the classic needs. although i don't expect anything like that to happen at this point since the iPod line is dropping in sales overall. I just have too much music to even consider thinking of keeping it all on my iPhone or iPad and even if i could then i have to worry about battery life, so i like to keep them separate. shame that they're being pushed to the background now though.
Mmm... The iPod Touch is really the only iPod that seems to be doing well.
mrsir2009 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 03:32 PM   #6
PlaceofDis
macrumors Core
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsir2009 View Post
Mmm... The iPod Touch is really the only iPod that seems to be doing well.
indeed and its one that i cannot ever see myself needing or wanting for two reasons: capacity and touch controls. the thing i like most about the classic is that i don't have to look at it to change to the next song, or go back etc.
__________________
dim my eyes on the waves of confessions...
PlaceofDis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 03:35 PM   #7
maril1111
macrumors 68000
 
maril1111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Denmark
i love the classic and wouldn't change a thing about it.... Ok thats a lie a higher capacity would be welcome
__________________
13" 2011 MBP 2.3,8 GB Ram,320GB HDD;13"MB 4.1 3 GB Ram 120GB HDD;iPad 3 32Gb 4G+Wifi;Ipod Classic 160GB;ipod nano 8GB
maril1111 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 03:44 PM   #8
mrsir2009
macrumors 604
 
mrsir2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by PlaceofDis View Post
indeed and its one that i cannot ever see myself needing or wanting for two reasons: capacity and touch controls. the thing i like most about the classic is that i don't have to look at it to change to the next song, or go back etc.
I'm wondering how much longer they'll neglect before they finally axe it... Maybe when the storage capacity of the iPod Touch and iPhone catch up, so there'll be no real need for it?
mrsir2009 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2012, 03:50 PM   #9
Rawkfist
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
I really like the user interface of the Classic and it's large capacity. The Touch is great in it's own right with it's wifi capabilities. A 220 gig Touch would be mind boggling, but we know that's not gonna happen. I would buy a 220 gig Classic today if available. An upgraded DAC, like the Wolfson in the 5 and 5.5 gen. Classic would be nice, while I'm dreaming.
Rawkfist is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2012, 07:42 AM   #10
Scepticalscribe
Contributor
 
Scepticalscribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kite flying
Along with almost everyone who has posted here, I love the fact that the classic has a large capacity and that it is possible to have your entire musical library in one device, so I'm a big fan of the classic. My 80GB classic travels everywhere with me, and has made many trips abroad a lot more enjoyable.

Re changes, obviously, possibly, a larger capacity, would be nice. However, I'd also like to see SSD replacing the standard HDD configuration of the classic. It is not as expensive (or esoteric) as it was a few years ago, - 128GB is now almost normal in Apple (MBAs) - and it would address one of the few design/structural problems of the classic, namely HDD failure (two of mine - both 30GB models - suffered HDD failure, fortunately, while still under warranty).
Scepticalscribe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2012, 12:53 PM   #11
GaresTaylan
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Its funny that this thread was on top of the forum when I came in. I have a 8GB iPod Nano that my wife bought me for xmas (she had no idea what to get me). For what it is, I like it, but 8GB is nothing when you're storing ALAC files. I already have a 4S, so I don't want to spend $400 on a 64GB iPod Touch.

It sounds like the classic may be the way to do for me. I was trying to decide, if they did update it, what it could get updated with that would make me second guess my purchase. 160GB would be plenty for me, and if I want an app like pandora ill use my iPhone.

Is the classic pretty speedy when it comes to accessing songs? Honestly, I have never had one in my hand before.
__________________
2013 27" iMac - 3.2GHz i5, 16GB, 1TB HDD | 2013 rMBP 13" - 2.4GHz i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD
2010 Apple TV
16GB iPhone 6+ (Space Gray) | 32GB WiFi iPad Air
GaresTaylan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2012, 04:09 PM   #12
obsidian1200
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
I'd change 2 things about the classic:

1. A higher storage capacity
2. Added capability to play 720p (1080p would be grand) videos via some sort of output (either the current component adapter or HDMI adapter).
obsidian1200 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2012, 07:26 PM   #13
donuttakedonuts
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
The thing about adding internet to the Classic is that (shh!) very few people who have the amount of music to justify a Classic are buying their music from iTunes. However, wifi would still be a fun thing to play with - I'm sure there could be some fun 3rd party uses for it.
donuttakedonuts is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:19 PM   #14
Rawkfist
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by donuttakedonuts View Post
The thing about adding internet to the Classic is that (shh!) very few people who have the amount of music to justify a Classic are buying their music from iTunes. However, wifi would still be a fun thing to play with - I'm sure there could be some fun 3rd party uses for it.
I think you may have swerved into a/the reason for the bevy of rumors about the impending demise of the Classic.
Rawkfist is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resolved: Old iPod classic won't play music: New iPod classic Frozen Scepticalscribe iPod 3 Feb 19, 2014 05:18 PM
your thoughts on this? gaddster iMac 3 Feb 6, 2013 08:24 AM
thoughts on this.....?? mikkker007 iOS 6 0 Sep 30, 2012 10:37 PM
Nano Watch Mock Up. Return of Classic iPod Classic Controls jozero iPod 2 Sep 6, 2012 01:09 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC