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  (Source: skattertech.com)
Classic's platter-based hard drive and Shuffle's lack of a screen are just two possible reasons for discontinuing the products

Apple's iPod has been around just over a decade now, with the current lineup consisting of the iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, iPod Classic and iPod touch. But according to TUAW, two of the aforementioned portable media players are getting the old heave-ho this year. 

If you've been thinking about picking up an iPod Nano or iPod Classic anytime soon, the time is now -- both media players are seeing their last days as sale items at Apple. 

According to TUAW, there are plenty of reasons for Apple to make this move. For starters, Apple announced earlier this year that 
iPod sales were falling short of expectations. The iPod Classic hasn't changed much over the years and doesn't offer anything that the iPod touch doesn't offer. Also, it uses a platter-based hard drive, and Apple is mainly switching to flash-based memory. 

As for the iPod Shuffle, its lack of a screen has been an issue since day one. 

With the Classic and the Shuffle out of the picture, Apple will only have touchscreen iPods available with the 
iPod nano becoming its new low-end media player. 

Apple has not confirmed this discontinuation, but TUAW received the word from an anonymous source.



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RE: Unmentioned benefits of the Classic
By TakinYourPoints on 9/28/2011 8:19:59 PM , Rating: 1
I'm thinking very clearly and basing arguments on reality. People want devices that do more than simple media playback even if they have to pay more, it is very simple.

Basing your argument on an extreme outlier case where one Chinese teenager out of tens of millions of customers sold a kidney for an iPad (which is completely insane btw) doesn't make for a rational argument, it just makes you look like you're desperately grasping for straws.


RE: Unmentioned benefits of the Classic
By Pirks on 9/29/2011 12:22:48 PM , Rating: 2
Don't forget you're talking to the lunatic who just said that MS is bigger than Apple. This guy is too delusional to understand what you're talking about.


By Taft12 on 9/30/2011 2:09:33 PM , Rating: 2
I'm never one to defend MS but there are measures of a company's size other than market capitalization...


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