Articles about ipod classic

4th Gen iPod Classic Prototype Shows Up On eBay
While our smartphones are perfectly capable of playing music, the additional drain to its battery life might put some users off. Not to mention our storage space tends to be rather limited, unlike dedicated media players like the iPod that came with amazing battery life and a ton of storage space, all of which can be used for music.As you might have heard, the iPod classic has been sadly discontinued […]

Discontinued iPod Classic Finds New Lease Of Life On Amazon
It seems that there is no stopping the Apple train, even for Apple devices that have already been discontinued as Apple looks to the future. The iconic iPod Classic has been around for quite some time, before the curtain finally fell upon it earlier this year. Still, who would have thought that a hard drive-equipped iPod classic would actually find a new lease of life on Amazon at a price […]

Tim Cook Explains Why They Discontinued The iPod Classic
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 Ordered To Pay $3.3 Million In Japanese Lawsuit Over Patent Violation
A district court in Tokyo, Japan, has ordered Apple to pay ¥330 million or $3.3 million in damages to Norihiko Saito, a Japanese inventor. The lawsuit is related to the click wheel system found on a number of past iPod models. The current iPod classic uses a similar click wheel system. Saito’s company had applied for a patent that covered this technology back in 1998. Apple adopted the technology for its […]

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Budget iPhone Could Be A Frankenstein Phone Borrowing From iPhone 5, iPod Touch [Rumor]
The rumors for Apple’s cheaper iPhone have been all over the place as some reports say it exists, while others say Apple wouldn’t offer a cheaper iPhone at all. Today’s news, once again, claims a cheaper iPhone does exist, and in fact goes into detail on what exactly the cheaper iPhone will look like.The report published today comes from iLounge who claims they have information in regards to how the […]

Apple removes click-wheel specific games from app store
We had previously reported on the rumors that Apple may be discontinuing the iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle. Given how long those products have been in the cycle and how everything seems to be moving towards touch screens these days, we can’t say that we’re surprised.Now the rumor is starting to gain a bit of traction and credibility as it seems that Apple has removed a section from the Apple […]

Rumor: Apple to discontinue iPod shuffle and iPod classic?
Let’s face the facts – sentimentalism isn’t going to keep a company moving forwards all the time, especially when you deal with a field that is fast moving like technology. Apple is whispered to pencil in obituaries for two of their faithful servants – the screen-less iPod shuffle as well as the portable media player that kickstarted it all – the iPod classic.The iPod classic has been around for a […]

Apparently the iPod Classic won't be discontinued
There were speculations floating around hinting that Apple would be discontinuing the iPod classic – one of the few remaining direct descendants of the iPod (which you could say was the MP3 player that changed everything). Apple used to introduce a new model every year except for the past couple of years, leaving the iPod Classic unchanged since 2009. Since the MP3 player has been considered a classic, Apple probably […]

iPod classic stock declines slowly but surely
When one mentions the word “iPod”, most people would associate it with the iPod touch these days, as the iPod classic’s popularity has clearly been on the wane for quite some time already. This is also reflected in its stock at several retailers, where there is a general feeling that overall stock is dwindling. Even at Apple’s online store, the silver Classic will ship in one to three days, compared […]

iPods to die when their gross margins will be too low
During its last conference call, Apple said something very sound: “We expect traditional MP3 players to decline over time as we cannibalize ourselves with iPhone and iPod Touch”. While many companies are afraid of cannibalizing (the sales of) their old products with the new ones, the cold reality is that if you don’t cannibalize yourself, someone else will do it.It is clear that older iPods (non-Touch) are nearing the end […]