Apple unveiled three new products last night (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch), and as more and more stuff is added to the Californians’ current roster, it’s inevitable that some of the older wares will disappear into the shadows.
The latest iCasualty is the iPod Classic, which was quietly removed from the Apple store yesterday after years of faithful service.
If there was any question about us becoming old fogeys, well, the iPod Classic was introduced waaay back in 2001, when we were young, dumb, and full of… er, pith and vinegar.
Of course, the iPod Classic was originally just the iPod; it wasn’t until the sixth-generation in 2007 that the “Classic” suffix was added.
While the device went through multiple iterations, it ultimately retained the same core design: a relatively small display perched above a wheel for navigation. Touch display? Don’t be silly!
One of the most popular aspects of the iPod Classic, certainly in recent years, was the storage capacity, maxing out at a fairly meaty 160GB. The iPhone, for example, has only just crept to 128GB.
The iPod Classic is survived by the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano and iPod Touch. Rest in peace, little guy.