Apple Killed the iPod classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by atoothelex, Oct 7, 2008.

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    atoothelex

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    I believe that Apple killed the iPod classic by introducing the 2nd gen. There are virtually no posts about the classic anymore (just the nano:() Apple killed it without killing it. How hard would it be to put the 250GB in the classic and bring it back to life?



    iPod classic: Sept. 5, 2007- Sept. 9, 2008
     
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    Did you consider the fact that the reason there are no posts is because people are satisfied with their products? In my experience on these boards, people generally don't come on and say anything about the products unless A) there's a problem, or B), they just bought it (and are happy/not with it). I'm pretty sure if someone came on and said, Oh Boy! I've been using my iBook since 2002 and it sure is great! the thread would be largely ignored (though you would have a handful of people alternatively flaming them for using PPC with several others congratulating them for the same).
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    Why does it bother you whether or not people talk about their classics?
     
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    It's probably because it's the classic. It's the same old thing as usual. Nothing special just regular ol ipod
     
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    eXan

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    250 (or is it 240?) wasn't available at the release time and probably isn't still.

    By the way, they didn't kill Classic. They improved the 80 gig model and removed (probably for time) the thicker 160 GB model. What else could they do?

    I know a lot of people who would rather buy Classic than any other iPod, so no, Classic isn't dead.
     
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    Never in my life will i read this post. Never.

    Not because of the colors, but that is the most blobbish, ugly, without-format post i have ever seen. And exceeds my "I dont know this person, therefor i do not trust them, therefor their ridiculously long post is 99% sure to be worth nothing to me" rule.
     
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    Muncher

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    No one in this thread has yet mentioned that 1.8" drives with a capacity higher than 200GB won't be available until 2009.

    Really, just the name says it all. Classic. Apple is moving to multi-touch ipods. The click wheel will remain in the flash based ipod nano. Apple has been known to shift aggressively, like they did (to a certain extent) when they decided not to release 64-bit Carbon layers. Or when it dropped support for PPC computers with Snow Leopard.
     
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    NT1440

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    why are there so many people on these forums that have no clue about the history of the ipod lines?

    I saw a thread titled "mockup for 4th gen classic"

    my classic was a 5.5g and that was over a year ago. I beleive we are on the 6th or 6.5th (depending on what you consider a new generation to be)

    The op said this was the 2nd gen, i LOLed
     
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    Chundles

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    The iPod classic is the 6th generation of full sized iPod.

    80GB, 120GB and 160GB iPod classics all belong to the same generation. The 120GB isn't a second generation of iPod classic.
     
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    akdj

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    I'm with Carl on this one...my 160 is a gem, for sure. I have a (don't have any idea what the hell generation it is) 20gig, B/W screen, I think it was the true 2nd gen when they had the 10/20 choices? Anyway, irrelevant. It is still in my truck, under the dash with about 7000 songs on a proprietary connector to an Eclipse deck. My truck is 5 years old. It's been there since the beginning and NEVER faulted. It was almost 2 years old when I put it there:) Works great, everything on it.

    I bought the 160 when the Itouch came out...both because of capacity and the nostalgia of the piece. Funny though, how different the 5th gen is than the 2nd gen. Night and Day. No video, no cover art, no Genius:)

    I dig the classic. I have an Iphone as well. And the funny thing, I don't use the phone for storing music...I do use a couple of apps for internet radio, but not "as an Ipod." Even with the capabilities of the Touch...>I prefer to listen to music on my Classic;)

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    GGJstudios

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    .... which you just made worse by quoting the entire thing! It's a good idea to snip long posts so you only quote the specific sections that you're responding to.
     
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    oh trust me. The post was SO epic, i had to quote the whole thing.
     
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    Whilst I am one of those that consider it to be on it's 6/6.5 generation, in a way the OP is correct, as it is the 2nd iteration of this iPod since it became officially known as the "classic".
     
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    Apple won't kill what sells. I think the Classic still sells pretty well, but the Nano is the top seller.

    I don't think the click-wheel iPods have much life left in them at all. Maybe there's a big group of people that loves the simplicity, but I can't stand the click-wheel after buying an iPhone. It's kinda like adding a mouse to a computer.

    I think at some point Apple will kill the Classic and just make an iPod Touch that's thicker and can use those small hard drives. IMO, the Classic's ONLY advantage is the storage space. The iPhone/iPod Touch screens are so much more rugged than my 5th gen iPod that it's amazing.

    Of course Apple could ditch the Classic and use only flash, but they would probably need a 128GB iPod Touch before that could happen. I don't think 64GB flash chips exist yet, so I think the top would be 64GB (which you will probably see early next year).
     
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    Apple IMO would love to kill the Classic, but doesn't because there is still profit and demand for it. As such it's like every other player out there that hasn't had some "news" about it for a year. The forums crawl to a stop. People have said and read everything they can about it, so move on to other things. Apple is no dummy, though. If there was suddenly a potential for HUGE profit in a large capacity player, they would suddenly have a new one for us to buy, with enough visible and functional change to keep the forums buzzing for another 9 months or so. I personally expect to see a new arched/curved front non-touch iPod from Apple within a year. Curved just enough to match the natural shape of your rear jeans pocket. iPod Curve, perhaps. 120gb static ram. $349.
     
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    Loge

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    See here for the official iPod geneology.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353

    As Chundles correctly points out, the 120GB Classic is not changed significantly enough to be considered a new generation.
     
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    I sold my classic.
     
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    A 120GB SSD costs more than $349!
     
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    I think you guys are taking me to literally. When I said that Apple killed the iPod classic, I meant it figuratively. Of course the iPod classic is still for sale, but in my mind, it's dead. The whole reason I loved the classic was for its huge memory. I don't care how thick it is. I can handle a few more mm if it means I can get 130GB more. and yes, Toshiba released a 240GB, then within a few weeks, they topped themselves by introducing a 250GB 1.8" HDD. I really hope Apple comes to their senses and adopts the new drive.
     
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    Not going to happen, and here's why. Apple is going to drop the ipod classic once flash gets higher capacity/cheaper. Probably when 128 GB flash is reasonably priced. Then they can introduce the 128 GB touch as the new top of the line and rather than having far less capacity than the classic it's killing off, it will actually have 8 GB more space. Clever marketing, I must say.
     
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    akdj

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    "Not going to happen, and here's why."

    You work for Apple, Cassidy? As SS memory gains capacity, so will HDD. I don't see the end to strive for higher capacities in both directions. IF this is the case, it will be a while before SSD reaches the same capacity of its HDD counterparts.

    Making such "absolute" statements is silly IMO...unless, of course, you work for Apple:)

    J
     
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    Carl A

    excuse shortening your name sir but you've expressed my sentiments and more of the black 160 iPod Classic I also have, and i could care less about some silly feature like "genius" b.s. being added to the pods- hell if you can't take the time to do that yourself--and hell that was part of the structured fun in owning a pod....i hope that if these small drives get bigger that Apple continues onward with the Classic.....and speaking of enclosed batteries like the pod line have---has anyone ever thought of encasing a rechargeable battery into the Apple Mac mini?. I know that they have said-or someone did--I think- that the next mini would be 1/2 the size it is now--so that drops the enclosed rechargeable idea....and i also don't not particularly give a F%$# if someone doesn't spell rite or not or doesnt sentence the punkchewation right..if you can get the idea across that's all dats kneaded and your use of colours is also great. I had thought the original iPod was going to be what is now the iTouch or the other way around(???) and I then also had thought the iTouch would have had a greatly larger HD....I'm not as computer skilled as so many of you are out there...and you all contribute something to learn from all around Apple products.....and as much as I wish I could afford other Apple products, I like all I have bought except for one thing and I already mentioned a reason.....I bought Leopard, did an erase and install after putting the relevant data on an external HD..and immediately saw some things I didn't need to use and or didn't like such as stacks and some others but mainly I did not like what Apple did to its "security"
    arrangement---now before you jump on me remember I already said I don't have the computer skill level so many of you have...and I just could not figure out how to make Leopard's security level as good as Tigers is...so I uninstalled Lep and did an erase and install for Tiger. Unfortunately no one has or else i just don't know they have written a step by step "how to click and click your Leopard to a max security level" MAYBE SOME DAY WILL COME WHERE A GENERIC APPLE IPOD/ITOUCH CLASSIC WILL COME BY WHERE YOU COULD PUT IN THE DRIVE YOU WANTED LIKE THEY HAVE WITH THE MACBOOKS and/or THE BATTERY....
    STORAGE CAPACITY NEEDED
     
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    That was sweet. You win.
     

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