Getting new iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kaiser-soze, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Does it make sense to get new iPod Classic?
    Just noticed that these are gone from Refurb store (US, UK, DE etc...) and only new ones are available.

    I have two ipods but the classic one has the bigger storage - this the main reason for getting one.

    Apple has not updated classic ipods for a while and I am not sure if Apple will make them obsolete.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    I would get one. I bought one myself about a month ago. I went to BestBuy since they are about $20 cheaper than Apple. I'm also thinking of getting a Nano so I can use up some of my BB reward certs.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    What exactly does it mean for Apple to make them obsolete? do you mean apple stops selling them? Then so what. If apple stops selling them, that has no impact on their functionality.

    Or do you mean that other products will match its storage. Thats possible eventually, but the prices will not be comparable (see how much the top tier iPod touch costs now)

    If you need the larger storage space, its kind of a no brainer. If you don't, consider what features you are actually getting for the different models and what that is worth to you.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    I'd say go for it :D I got one from the Marketplace forum (160GB). I'm planning on getting a new headunit for my truck so I'll be able to listen to my iPod now instead of burning MP3's onto disc (yeah, some of us still do this). With the Classic, I'll be able to take my entire iTunes library with me. I also have a current gen nano which I use for travel/working out. I'm glad I got the Classic as I've been wanting one for some time now.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2012
    London, The United Kingdom
    Just do it. If you want all your music with you then you can't go wrong (also it will hold movies, photos, contacts, calendar) It's just pure classic :)
  6. macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2012
    For the price of $20... I think it is OK to buy iPod Classic... cheaper + bigger storage capacity... :)
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    You won't find an iPod for $20 anywhere unless it's been run over by a car which would have less storage.
  8. macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2012
    ooops... this: "BestBuy since they are about $20" got my eyes but not the whole thing... sorry for the confusion. :eek:
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Thanks guys,

    I will go for it as I am looking for the larger storage. My library isn't impressive but Classic allows me to store movies as well.

    Ideally I would go for refurbished one (my touch and nano are also refurbished), but they are not present there anymore so the only option for me is the brand new one -I want to have a product with the warranty.

  10. macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2012
    My old iTouch 2nd gen is also a refurbished unit... and it is still in a good condition right now... you may just consider purchasing cases/pouch :D
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2007
    I recommend buying one now. The iPod Touch is good but severely crippled by 64gb. With the Classic you get a whopping 160gb. That's still not enough for me but I make do. I love the classic model.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    West Coast
    I don't think it will be updated anytime soon, nor will it be discontinued until SSD costs come down signifcantly. The iPod Classic is not as sexy, but a lot of people still buy them.

    My 120GB was free with my MBP a few years ago, and it lives in my car, couldn't recommend it more highly to tote everything everywhere!
  13. macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009
    I bought one with a dead battery for $10 and took it to a retail store to get a refurb. Total cost: $73
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    It's possible that the iPod Classic is the sexiest thing to come out of Cupertino.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    My wife bought me one about a month ago. I had the last gen Nano but I wanted something that I could use for audiobooks, which Nano wasn't good at (no way to navigate easily). Now I can navigate through the iPod without looking at it and can fit my entire library on it. Arguably Classic is still the best iPod today because most people can use it to take their entire library with them.
  16. macrumors regular


    Jul 27, 2012
    I bought an ipod classic to use along side my iPhone.

    My iphone runs spotify and my ipod classic holds my itunes library. It does exactly what they say, it holds an almost infinite amount of songs, and a dedicated battery! (as in, its not shared with phone, camera, touch screen, wifi and so on)

    I love that i can have this thing just laying somewhere, to just pick it up, and it most likely to have some battery left, even if its been totally forgotten for months.

    its the old classic ipod, but larger capacity and better battery. if you remove that, its stuck in time, and that is exactly why its so great at what it does

    I don't see Apple removing this anytime soon... shuffle or nano is in bigger trouble. It's a must have in my book!
  17. macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    Strictly as a music player, the Classic still beats the Touch and iPhone. Great for use in a car, etc.

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