As you might have heard, early this September, Apple had officially killed off the iPod Classic. The iPod Classic, as its name implies, is a classic device from Apple and a rather iconic one at that, which is why many were confused as to why Apple would kill it off, although given how long the device has been around, some would say that it would have happened eventually.
That being said, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently revealed at the WSJ.D conference why the company had decided to do away with iPod Classic after so many years, and the answer was a simple one – they could not get anymore parts for the device. “We couldn’t get the parts any more, not anywhere on Earth.”
Cook went on to explain, “It wasn’t a matter of me swinging the ax, saying ‘what can I kill today’. The engineering work was massive, and the number of people who wanted it very small. I felt there were reasonable alternatives.” While it is true there are alternatives out there as far as media players are concerned, one of the advantages the iPod Classic had was that it came with huge storage space.
Granted it might not be as fancy as touchscreen media players, but for those who truly wanted to carry their media with them on the go, it was good enough, but what do you guys think? Do you buy Apple’s reasoning? Or were they right in saying that there aren’t that many customers for the iPod Classic anymore?
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