Next iPod classic Model?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iNew, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Anybody have any solid information on when the next change to the iPod classic will occur? I am trying to decide between getting the 120GB one now or waiting for a 250GB, 500GB, etc to come out. Anybody have a clue when that might happen?
  2. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    A 240GB is possible now, but the iPod classic will be discontinued before a 500 exists.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Hmm. By "possible" do you mean "available" or "feasible"?
  4. macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    There will be no Classic updates until next year (September), at which point the Classic (or at least the Classic as we know it) may well be replaced with the iPod Touch and Nano altogether.

    If you want more than 120gb you can buy the old 160gb model. Basically there used to be a 80gb and a 160gb. The 160gb didn't sell well (and was thicker) so they replaced both with a 120gb model. The 160gb model is still available on Amazon.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    The Touch will most likely replace the Classic, as flash memory capacities increase and prices decrease.

    The question is when that will happen.
  6. Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    Kite flying
    I'm not sure that Apple is really going to devote that much attention to the Classic over the coming years; actually, I'm with Beric, in that I fel the classic may well be discontinued as the capacity of the touch increases and as SSD drive technology improves. This would be a pity, as I, for one, love the classic, it's superb battery and excellnet capacity. Re the actual question, I don't expect to see much, if anything, over the next while.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Sep 11, 2006
    Sacramento, CA USA
    If you're willing to rip CD's with 256 kbps variable bit rate AAC encoding, I'd go with the new "6.5G" 120 GB classic (you can cram in a lot of music at this level of encoding). I've played with one and it works very well indeed; it appears they cleared up some of the stuttering problems that plagued the 6G classic, especially the 160 GB model. :)
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I hope not. I love my video- the shape, size, touch wheel. I far prefer it to my Touch for music (though gaming, PDA functions, and internet on my touch are a dream).

    Long live the Classic.

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