Apple Removes iPod Classic from Online Store

Following today's announcements of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, Apple has removed the iPod classic from its online store. The last iPod classic was introduced in September 2009, and while a number of rumors have pointed to a discontinuation of the product, Apple still chose to sell it in silver and black color options at $249 for a number of years.

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Earlier this year, CEO Tim Cook was quoted as saying that the iPod was a "declining business." In May, Apple removed the sidebar link to the iPod classic in several of its online refurbished stores, leaving only the iPod nano and iPod touch.

The iPod was Apple's "halo" product for years, introducing many consumers to Apple's line of products. Since their peak in 2008 however, iPod sales have declined sharply as the iPhone and iPad have captured more of the market.


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26 months ago
It had a damn good run.
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26 months ago
RIP iPod Classic, you were my first Apple device, the entry drug.
Rating: 10 Votes
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26 months ago
RIP iPod.
Rating: 9 Votes
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26 months ago
I will pour some of my malt liquor on the ground tonight in honor of the iPod Classic.
Rating: 8 Votes
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26 months ago
Time for Apple fanboys to eat some Thread 500 crow:

//forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500

That iPod WAS doomed after all!
Rating: 7 Votes
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26 months ago
The click wheel lives on (in a way) through the :apple:Watch.
Rating: 6 Votes
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26 months ago
The end of an era.
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26 months ago
And yet they still show the iPod classic as the icon for iPods in the online store.
Rating: 5 Votes
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26 months ago
Still need a 1TB (or preferably a 2TB) HD audio device. Dang it, I want all my music with me when I travel!

Streaming doesn't cut it :(
Rating: 5 Votes
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26 months ago
What an appropriate image for this article! 'That's it!'

I'm glad I got a classic when I could. It's perfect for the car, until Apple releases something with enough storage to hold a modern music library.
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