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    Apple to kill iPod classic

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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    I've had about every Ipod and the classic is my favorite. Huge drive, good interface, and excellent battery life. If you just want a music player, I think it's the best choice.



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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    I have a 30 gig classic, battery has gone to crap, but I leave it in a radio dock and it'll pump out music all day long.


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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    Not surprising at all seeing how they are really pushing the solid state hard drives on their laptops and even desktops now.

    I wish they wouldn't discontinue the shuffle though. It is by far the best music player out there for runners and an incredible value. The first time the altered it they went back to the current design because everyone wanted it back.



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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    Not surprising at all seeing how they are really pushing the solid state hard drives on their laptops and even desktops now.I wish they wouldn't discontinue the shuffle though. It is by far the best music player out there for runners and an incredible value. The first time the altered it they went back to the current design because everyone wanted it back.
    Agree on the Shuffle, but the batteries don't **** the bed at the same rate as the others. Low profit margin, long product life. No wonder they want to kill it.



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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    My shuffle is my favorite iPod. It is so simple, and I can drop it a million times because it is very lightweight. Apple-holes.


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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Agree on the Shuffle, but the batteries don't **** the bed at the same rate as the others. Low profit margin, long product life. No wonder they want to kill it.
    I have my doubts it's low profit margin. Hard drives for those things aren't expensive and I'd imagine that's probably the most expensive piece. Now if we're talking the solid state...then yes, I agree.



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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    Mine is already dead. How can they kill it again?



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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    I've had my classic for over 3 years and never once had a problem with it. I used it every night on this last deployment to fall asleep to. I guess they've figured out that it lasts too long and not enough people are buying them fast enough.



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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    I love my Classic. I've had it for 6 years and it's still dragging along. I worked at a golf course for 2 summers and it frequently fell out of the cart, got wet, was impacted etc and it still works.

    Only recently the buttons have lost sensitivity because the contacts are corroded underneath but darnit, the thing stil plays.

    I might need to buy a new one before they discontinue it, I love my brick.



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    Re: Apple to kill iPod classic

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Agree on the Shuffle, but the batteries don't **** the bed at the same rate as the others. Low profit margin, long product life. No wonder they want to kill it.
    I have my doubts it's low profit margin. Hard drives for those things aren't expensive and I'd imagine that's probably the most expensive piece. Now if we're talking the solid state...then yes, I agree.
    I was referring specifically to the Shuffle. Why service a limited market (athletes, etc.) when you can push them up to the next, more popular model. I'm sure if the Shuffle hadn't been available when I got mine, I would have bought a base Nano.

    I'm sure the profit margin on the Classic is good; legacy parts that have become cheaper to manufacture year after year. I would guess dwindling sales and the chance to push buyers into other existing models is the reasoning there.



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