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Apple to discontinue iPod Classic & iPod Shuffle??

post #1 of 144
Thread Starter 

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/27/apple-to-discontinue-ipod-classic-and-ipod-shuffle/

 

Thoughts, Comments, Suggestions & Queries........

 

Correct link here now - redface.gif


Edited by JackRabbitSlims - 9/27/11 at 9:51pm
post #2 of 144

I would suggest you link to the article and not the front page of the site.

 

Would hate to not be able to replace my Classic if'n when it dies.

post #3 of 144
Thread Starter 

Good idea.

 

Here is the link to the article, sorry for the confusion. http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/27/apple-to-discontinue-ipod-classic-and-ipod-shuffle/

post #4 of 144
Thread Starter 

Yip - Love my classic and had it for quite a number of years. Is almost full now.

 

 Hoping for a larger capacity Touch or Classic refresh......but both I think are unlikely - mad.gif

post #5 of 144

Funny--

 

The classic is the only product from Apple I'd ever buy/have bought/would recommend.

 

 

post #6 of 144
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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post

Funny--

 

The classic is the only product from Apple I'd ever buy/have bought/would recommend.

 

 


x2 I 100% agree. Love my 4 year old 80gb. I would be ticked if apple discontinues it.

 

post #7 of 144
Big woop.

Given the number of people who stubbornly refuse to surrender their 5+ year old Wolfson-equipped iPods, and the thriving market for new hard drives for the Classic, I cant see this being an issue for another decade. What the world needs is another iRiver H1xx/H3xx with optical out straight out of the box.
post #8 of 144

Apple won't discontinue the iPod classic. It would be like discontinuing its macbook pros. The worst thing they can do is not introducing newer generations of ipod classic (which they already did to the classic) and shuffle. I'd be surprised if Apple is discontinuing the ipod classic or the ipod shuffle. The transition from macbook white to macbook air is quite reasonable but this, I don't think so.

post #9 of 144
I wouldn't be surprised. DAPs are still big here, but most people are using their phones today. Dedicated DAPs are on the way out.

It would also make sense for Apple to impose iOS or OS X across its entire line.

A bit sad, but Apple does not have a history of being sentimental.
post #10 of 144
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

I wouldn't be surprised. DAPs are still big here, but most people are using their phones today. Dedicated DAPs are on the way out.

It would also make sense for Apple to impose iOS or OS X across its entire line.

A bit sad, but Apple does not have a history of being sentimental.

I agree its sad but I have a feeling Apple will discontinue the Ipod Classic

 

 

post #11 of 144

I'd love to start seeing Android devices with line out capability (or even digital out :0  )

post #12 of 144

Love the iPod Classic. Not only as a player but as a portable server for the car or speaker docks. With it's ultraclean line out it's ideal for these roles. And it can go very high in the audiophile role when you amp the line out with a high end headphone amp. Not to mention the huge capacity.

 

I'd be very sad the day that the usual rumour of Apple killing the Classic actually turns out to be for real.


Edited by elfary - 9/28/11 at 3:41am
post #13 of 144

We'll see. popcorn.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

I wouldn't be surprised. DAPs are still big here, but most people are using their phones today. Dedicated DAPs are on the way out.

It would also make sense for Apple to impose iOS or OS X across its entire line.

A bit sad, but Apple does not have a history of being sentimental.


HUH??? Don't understand this post.  what product from Apple has the huge music/photo/movie storage facility other than the Classic??  Seems to me to be a great time to go on Apple website, look at the "refurbished" section and buy another Classic before they're all gone.  then if the rumor is unfounded at least I have a Classic with larger capacity than my 80 gig classic I now own.
 

 

post #15 of 144
This is just the way portables are going. More people are simply using their smartphones for their music listening. Its much easier to just plug headphones into the iPhone or android or whatever that you already carry everywhere than to carry a cell phone and another seperate music player.


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