Are Apple going to discard customers with large music collections?
September 1, 2010 5:37 PM Subscribe
Do you think Apple are going to discontinue the iPod Classic in the near future?
posted by Spamfactor to technology (28 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have an 80gb iPod Classic which I love but it's just run out of space for all my music (I have over 80gb of music and this will only continue to increase). I'll no doubt invest in a 160gb model soon, but my music collection will outgrow that relatively quickly. I have no interest in getting an iPod Touch, mainly because I like to use my iPod for listening to music, and don't want to pay hundreds of pounds for features I won't use. Plus I really prefer a physical interface which I can operate without looking at it, as opposed to an impractical touchscreen. Most importantly I want to be able to have access to my entire music collection all the time, and want this to continue even as my collection grows into the hundreds of gigabytes or even terabytes. I would hate to have to mess around deleting albums just so I could fit new music on my iPod, and I would be really pissed off if I had the urge to listen to an album only to realise I'd been forced to delete it for space saving reasons. I'm worried that with the recent updates to the entire iPod line but excluding the Classic that Apple are gearing up to ditching the Classic altogether. What are the chances of this happening? If they dump the classic there's no way in hell I'm paying double the price of the classic for nearly 100gb less capacity. So is there a good chance Apple will continue to provide a high capacity non-touchscreen player? Ideally I'd like them to continue the classic line towards a 1 terabyte model and beyond, but I'm guessing this is wishful thinking.