No More iPod Classic (Official today)

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  1. Old geek 959 macrumors member

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    Apple officially dropped the legendary iPod Classic today. This mean that the click wheel is over with more than 13 years of service in the iPod line.
    The Classic is the last Apple with a click wheel and its gone now.. REALLY SAD.
     

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  2. Deedlez macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Should have had at least a little mention at the keynote - the iPod is an important landmark in Apple's history...
     
  3. repentix macrumors regular

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    It was mentioned a single time, it was like: we innovated with the click wheel on the ipod now we have inovated with the controls on the apple watch
     
  4. grubworth macrumors member

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    I am wondering whether to order a new hdd and battery as parts may go up in price now?
     
  5. Old geek 959 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly right. the "magic crown" or what ever they call it is basically a click wheel !
     
  6. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    The hard drive will be tough, because Toshiba was the only remaining manufacturer for 1.8" hard drives, and the iPod Classic was the only remaining use for that component. With the iPod Classic now gone, Toshiba shuts down that line (if they hadn't already done it months ago).
     
  7. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if any of the Apple Stores have any left. I wouldn't mind snagging one.
     
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    A piece of history, a revolution in how music was consumed (and bought and sold), a design classic and the singular device that introduced tens of thousands of people (myself included) to the rest of the Apple universe by way of the so-called 'halo' effect.

    Fare thee well iPod classic: I loved the device, it did what it was supposed to do, - and did that very well - as it allowed those of us with large music libraries to access and listen to all of our library in one extremely portable device - very handy for long plane, train, bus and car journeys……..

    Some of us remember the days of the Sony Walkman, or the successor device - the Sony disc man (for CDs) and how the batteries needed to be replaced after a journey of a few hours - cue the need for device, several CDs to be played (and one got tired of hearing the same music in the same sequence……) and batteries all in the one briefcase……...
     
  9. Wirbowsky macrumors member

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    Damn,
    I still use my 1st gen 160GB classic every working day !
    I really wonder what would replace it the day it will die.
     
  10. Xiroteus macrumors 65816

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    We likely know why they are moving on from the classic. However that was the most cost effective way people could have large music collections as there is quite the price difference for the iPod Touch 128GB.
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    The best pure music player I've ever used. I messaged all my friends who work at Apple stores to see if they're still available for sale. Going to snag one, one last time before they go.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Your post reflects my exact position re the classic - and also, my immediate reaction on learning this unfortunate news - also.

    It is the best pure music player I have ever used, and it is a constant companion; and yes, I, too, have phoned the manager of the Apple store I deal with to request that one be put aside for me, or 'snagged' as you so nicely phrase it.
     
  13. fuchsdh macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking of grabbing a 160GB one to replace my trusty 80GB from 2007 (the battery is pretty much down to two hours max of playtime.) But I think a better deal will be the Sony A17 Walkman, if it works with Macs. $300 for 64GB flash plus SD expansion, full ALAC/FLAC/AIFF support (thanks Apple for open-licensing Apple Lossless!), good battery life, and no touch screen--good old physical controls so I don't feel tempted to kill myself and others changing the track in the car.

    http://www.boston.com/business/tech...kman-review/hjrn81lokFpBVz5624Ai2O/video.html
     
  14. Meister Suspended

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    I never owned an ipod, because I have no real use for it, but i always liked the classic.
    Sad that it's gone. I am even considering buying one while I still can.
     
  15. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    FYI, was passing the electronics department in Wally World today (we'll use "electronics department" loosely) and they're dumping the black Classics for $195 around here. Picked one up just for posterity or backup for the one I already have.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have a feeling we'll be seeing some coming October's Media Event.
     
  17. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    I bought a classic the day they discontinued it (tuesday) at an Apple Store. That same Apple Store still had the display up for it and everything. Come today, they were all gone; the displays for the classics were replaced with iPod touch displays. Definitely sad, to be sure. Media coverage of the discontinuation, particularly Gizmodo's, is sweet and touching.

    There isn't a 128GB iPod touch; otherwise I'd own one.
     
  18. Xiroteus macrumors 65816

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    Must have either got it mixed up or thought they had one by now. This memory thing is just getting ridiculous with most companies, it's cheap and 16GB is just a joke in general, time for a step up now that it's so cheap. This would have been a time to update the line.
     
  19. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    I am surprised that the true iPod actually made it into late 2014. I thought it was going to go years ago.

    That said, I think it's actually tacky as hell that they simply took it out of the store with nary a word. The iPod (along with perhaps the original iMac) capitalized Apple and really put them back in the black so that it could revitalize its computer side and expand into new territory. I would have thought at least a word or two on its passing into history was warranted. Instead they skulk out like a thief in the night.

    I bet if they had sold a special Final Edition (or, as I learned from Apple's new bizarre marketing-speak, an "Edition"), it would have be picked up by many.
     
  20. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, funny. The first time they demoed that magic crown, I thought about my old blackberry 8700 :)
     
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  22. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Still the only iPod that lets me put my entire music collection on. My classic still gets plenty of use, although admittedly less now my new car has a memory card reader for music.

    I've really enjoyed my various iPods throughout the years. I still remember changing from a minidisc player to one of the early iPods. Wow, what a game changer that was.
     
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Can't believe it's gone. My 5th gen is still running strong. Maybe I'll be able to find one locally and pick it up..
     
  24. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    With the low cost of flash memory I don't know why they don't make 128gb and 256gb flash-based replacements for the large capacity HD-based iPod.
     
  25. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    No demand really. Everyone is so into their iPhones and iPads the iPod is something of the past.

    It's only a small group of us here that would buy such a thing.
     

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