Updated Classic anytime soon?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by StephenCampbell, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 21, 2009
    I'm looking to purchase an iPod classic for the music playback and storage capabilities.

    The current one is just fine, but if they're planning on finally releasing some kind of update, I could hold out a bit.

    Does anyone know what's going on in this area?
  2. PieVine96, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2012
    Beats me, I've been waiting 2 years, but generally iPods and iPhones are usually updated in September (its Christmas a few months later etc etc) and iMac's and iPads updated in March, just got to take into account that the current Classic is 5 years old now (except the Hard Drive, which is 3 years old). It'll either be updated or just dropped- if it were dropped 3rd party retail stores (ie Walmart, John Lewis) may start selling them cheaper to clear stock..

    This is all theoretical of course, Apple are notoriously tight-lipped and unpredictable, but its always worth hanging on a few more months unless you really need it
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Pretty much this. I would love someone to raise this question (maybe around iPods in general) at a shareholder/financial meeting.

    See if they can get Tim to comment... :)
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2012
    Yes, I think 'Cook would make a bit of a dogs dinner out of the answer though! (See what I did there??) I do wonder from time to time how often the Classic (and Shuffle too actually) pass through Tim's mind.. :rolleyes:
  5. Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I'm a big fan of the classic; I love the idea of being able to transport all of my music library around at the one time, and - nice and clever though the iTouch is - and I love it - deep down, I don't really need all the bells and whistles. At the end of the day, all I want from my iPod is that it be able to carry and play all my music for me......

    It is not too much to ask, is it? ;)
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011
    Unfortunately, the classic iPod is almost dead. Everything is going in the direction of more integrated, rather than specialized devices.
  7. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Pre-Cloud, there was hope.
    Post-Cloud, and post no 128 iPad this week, I would put no money on a large capacity iPod ever again.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    I too want a better classic. There are those of us who just want a great iPod and as cool and wow as the other (iphone, ipod touch ect) are the classic is still the best "in one word : capacity" I need a bigger one though. you can make a huge one if you mod it yourself but i'd love to see apple do something up.

    as a realist i know it may never happen though. i do think they'll keep it until another one passes it in capacity.

    i hate the cloud. basically because i want no interruption and there are regular times where i have no service on my iphone.
  9. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    I received one for Christmas, which I use in the car and at the office.

    I got a survey from Apple inquiring about a 'new Classic' in regards to larger capacity and other "iphone like connectivity options". The last question was what i would like to see in a new version of iPod Classic. I told them 256-320GB capacity and higher rez display.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    To be honest, an iCloud connected (via WiFi or possibly a Free 3G connection similar to the Kindle's free 3G) iPod classic with a larger hard-drive (Keep the 160GB model, and add a 250 or 320GB model for the ones with the HUGE libraries), maybe a larger screen, and some improved features (like FLAC support and .MKV support), a larger, 2.8 screen with a 960x720 resolution (over even more!) would be an amazing update that would set the iPod classic up for several more years.

    I'm using my iPod touch for music right now, but once I get an iPad I plan to get rid of the touch and buy an iPod classic to replace it for my music needs (since all the apps I use have an iPad variant)
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    I've never owned a Kindle, but isn't the Kindle's free 3G for simple things like downloading books and stuff and not for streaming music? So I don't think free 3G would ever work on an iPod. Especially with carriers trying to throttle everyone.
  12. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    Yes, but the Kindle's free 3G isn't throttled at all (in terms of base speeds). You get the full 3G speeds that AT&T offers (or Sprint, if you have one of the older 3G models).
  13. macrumors 68040

    Nov 20, 2008
    Very interesting, when was this? I think this is probably the most evidence we've seen of Apple even thinking about the Classic in the last 2-3 years.

    I too am a Classic lover, I actually have two--one for the car, and one to keep "nice".

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