MacRumors is reporting that one of their readers had emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs back in September after 2010’s iPod/Music event, asking Jobs if the company was planning to discontinue to iPod Classic, seeing as the device did not receive mention let alone an update at that event. Here is the email exchange quoted at […]
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Apple Has ‘No Plans’ to Discontinue iPod Classic

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MacRumors is reporting that one of their readers had emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs back in September after 2010’s iPod/Music event, asking Jobs if the company was planning to discontinue to iPod Classic, seeing as the device did not receive mention let alone an update at that event.
Here is the email exchange quoted at length:

Q: Hello, I’ve heard a LOT of speculation that Apple is looking to kill the iPod Classic because it wasn’t updated on Sept. 1st, and that a lot of people would rather Touch. The iPod Classic is probably the best iPod in the line. PLEASE DON’T KILL IT!!!

A: We have no plans to.

Sent from my iPhone

Two things make me believe this is a legitimate email. First, it’s terse, just as Jobs normally replies. Secondly, MacRumors has a great track record of this kind of thing, and wouldn’t report on it if they had any doubt.

I’m also warming up to the idea that the iPod Classic is the “Mac Pro” of the iPod line. That is, it’s not the biggest seller, but the customers that buy them, are power users. They need them for heavy lifting. DJs for instance can put their entire library on them, and produce great work.

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