After years of rumors, news that the iPod Classic is dead are no longer exaggerated. The iPod Classic is, indeed, gone. The device that helped launch Apple as a mobile company way back in 2001 has been removed from both the online Apple Store and also the company’s iPod product pages.
There were six generations of the iPod classic, as well as a spin-off (the iPod Photo) that was later re-integrated into the main iPod line. All generations used a 1.8-inch (46 mm) hard drive for storage. The “classic” suffix was formally introduced with the rollout of the sixth-generation iPod on September 5, 2007. Prior to this, all iPod Classic models were simply referred to as iPods. It was available in silver or black replacing the “signature iPod white” — Wikipedia.
That Apple has finally killed off the iPod Classic isn’t surprising to anyone as it hasn’t been updated in any meaningful way in at least 2008. So, as of today, Apple lists the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle as the currently available iPods.
Just gotta have an iPod Classic? Refurbished iPod Classics still show up from time to time on the Apple Store — good hunting.
And, just because it’s fun to remember, here is a fit and hale looking Steve Jobs doing the original iPod introduction back in 2001 on the Apple Campus town hall stage…