Thinking of purchasing a iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Samelson03, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2007
    Is this a good time to purchase one? will they update the Classic anytime soon? I don't want to buy one and then a week later they update it.
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    They bump them in sept. I ordered one yesterday from amazon.
  3. 7thMac macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2010
    Nobody knows. Perhaps they will discontinue the Classic - but again, no one knows. The Classic is great. Buy one new or look for a refurbished. I wouldn't wait.
  4. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2010
    Hillsboro, Oregon USA.
    I dobut they willl kill the classic. Just wait till September. Its usually the first week right when the kids return (and some will skip just to catch the iPod event)
  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    I just got one. They may kill it, they might keep it as-is, they may drop the price, who knows. But I wanted it now, so I just got it. Get it if you want it. But if you CAN wait, just wait to see what the new lineup of iPods will be in Sept. I'm sure if on announcement day, the kill the Classic, you'll still be able to hop right on to Amazon and order one, they'll still have them most likely.
  6. bcburrows macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2009
    classic - awesome

    Picked mine up yesterday

    No frills fantastic music player..... yeah they may update it but what you going to use it for......essentially the updates, as far as I can tell, are aesthetics and capacity.....well if you can fill 160Gb with music and videos, you are probably more worried about being caught for piracy than some minimal change to its design
  7. MonkeyET macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2009
    Coachella, CA
    I hear what you are saying... however, I am one who only has 28 Gb left after initial download as I choose to use .wav files to ensure highest quality playback. I have to maintain my purist methods to where I only purchase my music and will never download without providing some compensation to the artist (unless the artist themselves provides the music without requesting payment). Everyone loves music and the only way to make sure we continue the trend is to provide proper compensation when it is requested. I encourage you all to do the same. If anything, be sure to go see your favorite band live when they are performing near you, it can be a hard life so show your support to keep it flowing!
  8. daze macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2006
    San Jose, California
    Try the Apple Lossless format, it should save you disk space with no loss in sound quality... But I'm sure you knew that, right?
  9. DIABLOW macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Sorry noob question. I just bought myself an ipod classic 160GB. can i update to ios4 software?
  10. LazersGoPEWPEW macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2009
    Pensacola, FL
    I'd get one. They're pretty cheap. I still use my 30GB iPOD Video in my car for music. Runs like a champ except the display started to get lines in it.
  11. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    of course not.. that's only for iphone/ipt.
  12. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    I say get one. If they do update it, I can't imagine it being anything other than maybe a bigger screen and more space. More space shouldn't be an issue anyway, I don't know many people that could fill up even half the space on theirs.
  13. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    I would certainly not get one now. You know there's a 99% chance they will update in September and that could mean more space (always a good thing for future-proofing especially/resale value even if you're not going to use it) and possibly a price drop.

    Do you have an iPod you're using right now that you want to upgrade?
  14. Stinkysteve macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    I have the 120 GB Classic and it's just about full.

    Apple Lossless sounds great through my real stereo and through my Koss Pro 4 AA headphones.

    I would say get it now and start enjoying it.

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