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Apple to Retire iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle

September 28, 2011

By Gilbert Falso :: 9:35 PM

iPod Classic to be retiredDuring Apple’s last earnings call, sharp-eared investors may have heard of an impending “product transition” for the iPod line. At the time, it was not clear what they were talking about, but according to TUAW, things are much clearer now. The iPod Classic and the iPod Shuffle will be sunset very soon.

TUAW isn’t disclosing their source, but they do make some good points – namely that the iPod Classic is now based on 10-year-old technology. It has a platter-based hard disk, while all of the other Apple music players have transitioned to flash-based memory. The iPod shuffle, while similar in size to the Nano, lacks a screen – it’s the odd duck among Apple’s lineup.

Apple is planning to reveal minor changes to its iPod touch device in the near future. It is unclear, at this time, if that will be part of the planned October 4th iPhone 5 announcement.


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