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iPod classic, requiescat in pace

iPod classic, requiescat in pace

Yesterday Apple quietly put to rest the device that singularly got the company moving in the direction it is today: the iPod classic. It's not hyperbole to suggest that the iPod helped turn Apple into the business it is today: The most successful consumer electronics company on the planet....
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Apple bids a quiet farewell on its website to the iPod Classic

Apple has not only updated its website in the wake of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch reveal, but it also used that revamp to also put an end to one of its old media players. Yes, the iPod Classic, with its old fashioned but roomy hard drive and its click wheel, is no longer available for sale on...
How to turn an old iPod classic into a new emergency boot drive for Mac

How to turn an old iPod classic into a new emergency boot drive for Mac

"Let no old yet still functional technology go to waste" is the motto of any good McGyver-class geek, which is what makes the idea of using an abandoned but still capable iPod classic as an emergency boot drive for the Mac so appealing. Chris Breen of Macworld: The gist is that a bootable...
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Are the stars aligning towards the retirement of the faithful iPod classic?

The iPod classic; loved the world over by folks who have the overwhelming desire to keep their whole music collection in their pockets. But how long is it for this world? iMore community member sdreelin asked himself the same question, to the point where he ended up buying another while he still...
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Have you ever wondered how many vinyl records could fill an iPod classic?

Ah, the 160GB iPod classic, the last bastion for those of us who like to carry literally our entire music collections in our pockets. But, have you ever tried to visualize just how much music you can cram into that little box, say perhaps, how many vinyl records it would be? No? Well, the folks...
Early iPod touch buyers invited to join class-action antitrust suit against Apple

Early iPod touch buyers invited to join class-action antitrust suit against Apple

Anyone in the U.S. who bought a first or second-gen iPod touch between September 12, 2007 and and March 31, 2009 are eligible to get in on an antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The two complaints state that Apple broke federal and state laws by charging for iOS updates and prevented iPods from...
Apple removes click-wheel games from iTunes, iPod classic next to go?

Apple removes click-wheel games from iTunes, iPod classic next to go?

Previously, users could access and download click-wheel games for the iPod classic by clicking on a drop down list next to the App Store button within iTunes, but it looks like the option has now been removed completely. With Apple gearing up to announce the next iPhone on October 4th, this...
3.2 Megapixel Cameras Bound for iPod touch, iPod nano, and... iPod classic?

3.2 Megapixel Cameras Bound for iPod touch, iPod nano, and... iPod classic?

The iPod touch, iPod nano, and now it sounds like the hard-drive based iPod classic are all set to receive cameras, presumably at Apple's September 9 music event. We've heard rumors of the iPod touch before, of course, and even the iPod nano, but the iPod classic as well? That's what Digitimes (...