It’s well known (to most) that Apple has discontinued the large-capacity iPod Classic devices; and there’s a mad rush and a little price gouging going on across the internet to obtain a new one.
Bidding wars have begun. I’m not sure that I need a discontinued iPod this badly!
I just checked on eBay and new, sealed units are selling in the range of $500-$600 – on auction (see the image above). They are being bid up to that point. It would seem there’s still a market for 160GB of storage and a music player that does nothing else but play music (and a little bit of video). The biggest iPod Touch currently offers 64GB of storage room but nothing compares the the massive 160GB Classic. Add in the fact that the iPod Classic is one of the most important gadgets in the history of modern technology, and it’s perhaps unsurprising that people are rushing to grab one before it’s too late.
Frankly, I like the iCloud so I don’t need much storage space in my hand…but I can certainly see the value to some businesses (especially DJ’s) that like to carry their music with them wherever they go.
Have an Classic that you’d like to keep alive? I don’t blame you. We have a full service line of iPod Classic repairs that keeps customers in the music and we’ve been offering them since the first iPod Classic delivered to the first customer. And we aren’t doubling our prices either 😉 Let us know if we can help you out!
Take care, Ryan
Good afternoon everyone;
If you’ve been following the Apple news today, you’ve learned that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 PLUS have been announced along with the iWatch. We’ve been talking non stop around the office today about the pros and cons of the new iPhones- a lot of people don’t want a bigger screen which is now going to be mandatory if you want a new iPhone 6!
Well a piece of news just came across the press airwaves today and we’re going to say “goodbye” to the iPod Classic. This is a moment in history which officially does away with mass storage via hard drive in the iPod.
iPhones have always been flash-based storage, as well as iPod Touch devices. But Apple has been holding on to the behemoth storage capabilities of the iPod Classic. If you wanted to carry around a lot of music with you, this is the device to do it with!
The very first iPod that was released back in October of 2001 which launched a series of MP3 players that all had “spinning” hard drive technology…and it was fantastic. As the years progressed, the drives got thinner…the iPods got smaller…and the technology made the drives faster and hold more data-
Until flash storage came along and has now outdated the “old” hard-drive style of iPod.
It’s time to say goodbye to an old friend; the iPod Classic as it is finally being discontinued by Apple, Inc. For better or worse, it’s time to move on. Rest in peace old friend, times are changing.
Mission Repair will still support iPod Classic repairs and services for years to come, so never fear – there’s a repair shop that understand the value of these “classic” beauties.
Take care, Ryan