Would Like To Buy An iPod Classic - Now or Never?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dukesup1978, May 8, 2010.

  1. dukesup1978 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    I am looking to buy an iPod Classic - I've heard rumors that it may be discontinued. Which makes me think 'if I want one I should buy one soon'. However, if the classic is not going to be discontinued I would like to wait to buy a new release.

    What is everyone's opinion on the extinction of the Classic? It would be a mistake to discontinue, IMO, I don't want anything fancy like iTouch or small like Nano, I want my iPod to hold a large music library!
  2. thespazz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    If you NEED it now, buy it now.

    If you can wait, wait. If it goes extinct, buy one off ebay or craigslist.
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    The iPod touch may be going 128 GBs for September, but it still won't be as cheap as the classic. If you wait and it gets discontinued, there's always the possibility you can still get one new from places like Amazon. It may not get discontinued because flash still hasn't approached price/GB of a 1.8" Hard Drive but don't expect any major update.
  4. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I have a strong feeling Apple will discontinue iPod classic. It's only around because of its higher capacity. iPod Touch will probably hit 128GB next September so there will be no reason to keep the classic around.

    By Christmas, the lineup will probably look like this:

    iPod Shuffle 2GB | 4GB
    iPod Nano 16GB | 32GB
    iPod Touch 32GB | 64GB | 128GB

    Each of these serve their purpose. The Classic will no longer be needed.
  5. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    A very likely lineup. Although I wouldn't be surprised if Apple gets rid of the 2 GB model and shuffles prices down (pun not intended) and has the nano as 8 GB and 32 GBs (to force more people up to the high-end model).

    For people with large libraries though, it's easily noticeable that come September, a 64 GB iPod touch will still be more expensive than a 160 GB classic.
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I agree. I have both a Classic and a Touch (64 GB) and am very fond of both. The classic is the device I take with me everywhere, every day, and it is really designed for people who love music and must have access to their (usually rather large) collections of music. The other plus is the battery, which is good, and the fact that it is pretty sturdy.

  7. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    A lot if people still use and have the Classic in their vehicle's stereo.
  8. MonkeyET macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2009
    Coachella, CA
    Go classic

    I myself am going to go the classic route. I prefer to keep my music collection in the wav format and basically need a large portable jukebox. I don't need all the extras as I am planning on getting an iPhone after the conference next week sometime. I'd say what some of the others have said, if it is for music as the main function, go Classic.

    Unless the flash gets as large as the classic size, (rumor is what 128 up next?), I don't see them discontinuing the classic. Look what Zune did to ruin their small share of the market. Discontinue their 120 GB storage and their 4gb and 8gb small versions to create only two options, the Zune HD in 16 or 32gb. Great job it did for them. Trying to ride Apple's wave and went to the beach with no waves.:apple:

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