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A tribute to the iPod Classic -- RIP, old friend

The iPod Classic, the standard for portable music for over a decade, has been discontinued due to a lack of availability of the parts needed to make it. While current generations exist, each with their own features that make them unique in their...

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Tim Cook on axing the iPod Classic: "We couldn't get the parts anymore"

Last month, Apple swiftly and quietly put an end to the venerable iPod Classic. No announcements were made, no funeral was held. Instead, all references to the Classic were casually removed from the iPod section on Apple's website, dashing the...

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Apple just sold more Macs than iPods for the first time in a decade

The iPad and iPhone are both selling extremely well these days, but Apple's other portable, the iPod, is having a rough go of things. Being replaced by smartphones as the default mobile music player of choice, the iPod dipped to under 15 million...

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Turn a broken iPod into a fashionable, but fractured wallet

Have a broken iPhone or iPod touch kicking around and want to do something with it? If you answered with a resounding "yes," then you should check out this Instructable from 13-year-old member trosen2109 that shows one clever way to recycle the...

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Apple set to go to trial in November over FairPlay DRM and iTunes lock-in

The year isn't 2007 so you might be surprised to learn that Apple, in 2014, still has a pending legal class action suit regarding iPods and the FairPlay DRM that used to shroud every song sold on iTunes. The lawsuit dates all the way back to 2004...

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iPodfather Tony Fadell laments the discontinuation of the iPod Classic

Apple two weeks ago unceremoniously killed the iPod Classic, the last vestige of Apple's iPod glory days. While the iPod shuffle, nano, and touch all remain, the form factor that became synonymous with the digital music revolution is decidedly...

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Apple kills iPod Classic in total silence

iPhone 6! iPhone 6 Plus! Apple Watch! Apple Pay! iPod Classic? Yes, in the midst of all the smartphones and watches flying about this morning, Apple took the opportunity to kill off the clickwheel-equipped iPod Classic that has somehow dodged every...

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The iWatch is dead, long live the iWatch

Up until Apple officially unveils a wearable, this little beauty is a close as any of us have ever gotten to an Apple smartwatch. The 6th generation iPod nano is still a pretty impressive little device, and with the ability to view photos, track...

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iPod touch stolen, used by war vet for prosthetic hand control

The opinion people have about thieves in general is pretty low, but a thief who broke into the truck of 27-year-old Afghanistan war vet Staff Sgt. Ben Eberle deserves loathing of a special kind. The thief took an iPod touch especially configured...

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iPod touch price cut, new 16GB model now in UK

Apple's newest 16 GB iPod touch is finally making its way around the world, complete with a reduced price and fancy new colors. Hitting U.S. stores in late June, the new touch is now available for sale in the UK for £159. It previously cost...

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iFixit opens up the new 16 GB iPod touch

Apple quietly released a new $199 16 GB iPod touch this week with no fanfare. Naturally, the folks over at iFixIt have already acquired one and ripped it apart. So what's new inside the iPod touch's "latest" model? There are only two new...

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Apple adds new $199 16 GB iPod Touch, cuts prices on 32/64 GB models

Apple today refreshed its iPod touch lineup, discontinuing the silver 16GB iPod touch (US$229) and replacing it with a new $199 model. Hardware-wise, the $199 entry-level iPod touch is identical to the existing 32 GB and 64 GB models and includes...

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Which iPod is your all-time favorite?

iPods come and iPods go, and there's no portable media player with more history than Apple's icon little music machine. We all have a favorite, and while some were discontinued before their time, they'll always hold a special place in our...

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The fattest iPod

This is actually a wall-mounted control system for a BIAMP audio system, but it's pretty clear where they got their design inspiration... [Photo credit: Chris Coyler]...

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The iPod Amnesty Bin

Apparently these were placed within the entryway of Zune headquarters, according to man who snapped the photo, Rex Sorgatz. Not too full, I see. Maybe that's why the Zune line of media players crashed and burned. [Photo credit: Rex Sorgatz]...

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Overly attached iPod

‚Äč I understand how you feel, iPod, but I think I'd prefer to just be friends for now. I hope you understand. [Photo credit: Jeff]...

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