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2016-02-14 02:47 PM
DSgamby I lost my iPod Classic. Amazon had the same one for 150. So I ordered it. Also had to buy a hard case.
2015-01-05 01:40 PM
Wayne That's true for video, but many applictions don't require video or even a very large screen. The highest capacity iPod Touch is 64GB. Many of us have music libraries that are way bigger than that (the Classic is 160GB) and it is very convenient to be able to have your entire library with you at all times. And the iPod Classic can be controlled without looking at it - like when it is in your pocket.

IMHO the iPod Classic is great in your car, especially if your car has decent iDevice integration as you never look at the screen of the iPod as you select everything from the screen in your car.

Arguably a portable hard drive is an even better solution as you can get 2TB for $100. Or you could slap a 250GB SSD in a 2.5" enclosure. But I am not sure how well these work in terms of giving you a decent UI that makes it easy to find songs, rather than having to troll through a directory structure. Maybe an external hard drive paired with front end software on your phone (like Plex) would do the trick.
2015-01-05 01:29 PM
Originally Posted by Wayne View Post had them for about $250 on Black Friday or thereabouts. I bought one, if I was smart I would have checked eBay and bought more. The one that I bought is still sealed in its original shrink wrap and box. I am considering selling it on eBay.
I have no idea why anyone would pay that much when you can buy a new iPod Touch for less than that. For the last few years, I've done more TV watching while riding on trains and buses than at home after learning how to transfer recorded TV shows onto mine. It beats being able to listen only to music or the teenaged girl sitting near you yelling and giggling into her phone for the whole trip.
2014-12-27 03:58 PM
Wayne had them for about $250 on Black Friday or thereabouts. I bought one, if I was smart I would have checked eBay and bought more. The one that I bought is still sealed in its original shrink wrap and box. I am considering selling it on eBay.
2014-12-27 03:48 PM
Classic becomes instant classic

Looks like the iPod Classic is getting a second life on EBay. Some 160 GB models are going for up to a thousand dollars.
2014-10-30 09:53 AM
CamDAB With a look at the Apple site, none of their iPods interest me now.

I'm surprised they didn't retool it with flash memory of, say, 160Gb or more.

With longer battery life, it still would have been a seller with more memory and being friendly to rough handling.

2014-10-30 12:40 AM
Wayne I agree that is a bad excuse. Even at severely lower volumes compared to a few years ago I still have to think this sells more than many other consumer electronic product.

What part would be hard to get? The mechanical hard drives? I would think pretty much everything else is a pretty standard product.
2014-10-30 12:38 AM
57 Yes they could, but not with enough profit, hence the discontinued product.
2014-10-29 11:03 PM
das75 “We couldn’t get the parts anymore. They don’t make them anymore,”

Poor excuse, if they wanted to continue the product they could make the parts themselves.
2014-10-29 01:41 PM
DSgamby My iPod Classic is getting fixed right now because the screen was screwy. It has been in the shop for 2 weeks so far while the screen had to get ordered and the screen hasn't come in yet.

Update: Not even 30 minutes after I posted. I got a call that they found a screen. So I went to pick it up.
2014-10-29 01:05 PM
57 The "official" reason - Lack of Parts:
2014-09-13 01:19 PM
Dr.Dave I also have a 30GB iPod that I got for free from TD Bank. I used it for "listening" to videos, but the battery life became a problem. I ended up replacing it with another brand that a relative won in a draw and gave me a couple of years ago.

I recently picked up an external USB battery for under $10 that I use with my new player to extend the video play time past 2 hours. It works well, but I'll give it the ultimate test this winter when I'm skating up and down the river in our famous Winnipeg weather. It's a cheap and easy solution if you don't mind the bulk of the little battery + the cable.
2014-09-13 11:37 AM
CamDAB Aside from shortened battery life, my iPod Classic 30Gb is in excellent condition.

I inherited an iPod Nano 8Gb with very little usage. Works well except once in a while it kills it's battery when turned off... never found the cause and it's random...

Inherited an iPod Mini. Excellent condition but battery is toast.

Inherited an iPod Touch 8Gb from someone who attempted a jailbreak and couldn't get it to work at all or with iTunes. I revived it, it works great.

But yeah, the 160Gb Classic would have been great to get.

Now keeping an eye on what happens with the Pono and other SD card solutions out there, especially ones that play .ogg files. :-)

2014-09-13 12:58 AM
jshel101 I know what you mean. Shame on Apple for not making their products last 20+ years. :rolleyes

I paid over $1200 for a first gen VCR when they came out. I guess I should have been mad at the manufacturer for not making it to last 20 years. Lol.

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2014-09-13 12:26 AM
BingoRingo I still have mine (old model), it was really low quality I had to rebuild it twice and it is still broken. It was, however, unbelievable at the time.

My iPod from 2005 also broke earlier this year after years of minimal use. Very disappointed by Apple because it was very expensive back then, I paid my 2nd generation close to $700 back in 2002.
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