Any plans on a price drop or capacity increase for iPod classic?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by EvilTrovis, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    I've been debating buying an iPod classic but they've been at their price and capacity point for a few years now. I can afford it, that's not a problem, but if there were any rumors/plans/etc. to either drop price or increase capacity (or a new generation for that matter) then I'd rather hold off.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2011
    Nope... there's been crickets for years. I'd be surprised if Apple didn't address it before year's end, though (or at least discontinue it).
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    nope, unfortunately. I thought about getting a new one but with increased capacity would be great but Apple is silent.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    hope you bought it; they increased iPod classic's prices, storage remains the same
  5. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    If you're still into the iPod classic, just be glad you can still buy it. I can't believe it's still for sale. I'm guessing next year Apple will find a way to crank out a 128GB iPod touch and then officially kill the classic. I honestly can't even find a compelling reason to want one since the ONLY benefit is the extreme storage space. You buy an iPod touch and you get access to the App Store, touch-based controls, a camera and Bluetooth.
  6. macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2005
    Ya with cloud storage these days, you can get easy access to a large library.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2004
    Northants, UK
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    Wish they would do something with it. The click wheel would be perfect for pocket or clip use while jogging so I wouldn't have to stop and stare at my phone if I wanted to navigate songs. I'd get the shuffle but even some of my playlists are larger than it's total storage lol
  9. Cordless_Drill, Sep 13, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012

    macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2004
    Montgomery, Ala., USA
    Here's why I use an iPod Classic and not a Touch:

    I enjoy scrubbing through songs. I like to listen to specific transitions and portions of a song again and again in some cases. That's my pleasure. Try making repeated scrubs with a Touch. Also, simply getting to a friggin menu on a Touch is aggravating if you're doing something else ... jogging, lifting weights, driving. Classic? Clickwheel, baby.

    If Apple discontinues the Classic, I'll buy two just to make sure I have a spare ready.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Riiight. Less secure, cant connect everywhere, speed is slower than local storage, you have to 'rent' space instead of owning it, throttling, monthly limits... am I missing anything else? Cloud is not a solution for storage but rather a service for storing back ups.
  11. pimentoLoaf, Sep 14, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012

    macrumors 68000


    Dec 30, 2001
    The SimCity Deli
    750gb drive with a 32gb SSD as a cache, and an iPod Nano screen. (The best of both worlds. :cool: )
  12. macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2004
    Yes, the loud lamentations when a major solar flare hits, and no one can access their content for 3 days ;)
  13. macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    And this is why I don't use iCloud. If it was free and I knew that my cell provider wouldn't hit me with data overage charges I would use it, but it seems like they are moving more and more to limit my data which is to bad for cloud serves plus I get crapy serves where I live and thats across the board with all major providers. So having local storage is a better solution for me.
  14. macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011
    I also prefer local storage because I ride the subway like millions of other folks around the world. What good is the cloud then? I also like to do roadtrips where there is no cell service - like on an interstate or overseas.

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