After many years of enjoying 160GB of memory, which meant approximately 40,000 songs, Apple has finally decided to put to sleep the iPod Classic. The innovative “walkman” first appeared in 2001 and since then it has brought joy to myriads of music lovers. It’s a sad day indeed but we’re pretty certain that Apple will come up with something even more groundbreaking to replace the iPod Classic.
How did the iPod disappear from this world? Unlike the way it was launched, the disappearance wasn’t that fancy. Actually tech lovers were the only ones to notice that the iPod Classic webpage was quietly shut down. Why this secrecy, we would like to know. The only thing left on the webpage was a link to the iPod Touch. The decision to kill the iPod Classic was put into effect on Tuesday when Apple launched their new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.
RIP iPod Classic
The iPod Classic was the last device from Apple to use the click-wheel, which was first seen on the iPod Mini back in 2004. This simple feature reinvented the way people listened to music. The little wheel replaced a lot of buttons on a usual music player.
Tim Cook paid a subtle tribute to the iPod Classic at the latest Apple conference on Tuesday saying, “It turns out, with every revolutionary product that Apple has created, a breakthrough in user-interface was required,” he said. “With the Mac, we introduced the mouse. The click-wheel on the iPod. And with iPhone, multi-touch gave us the ability to interact with a beautiful canvas of photos or video or music.”
It’s a sad day for music lovers everywhere because of iPod Classic disappearing from the market. Fortunately, his other brothers are still out there bringing joy to our ears.