iPod Classic gets stay of execution

Apple confirms that its hard-drive-based iPod Classic portable music player will continue to be sold.

Photo of Apple iPod Classic.
The iPod Classic may not get the attention it used to, but it's not going anywhere. Apple

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the hard drive-based iPod that started it all. During today's iPhone press event, Apple mentioned the iPod milestone, but neglected to say a single thing about its direct descendent, the iPod Classic. The omission led to speculation that the age of the hard-drive iPod was finally at an end.

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Not so. After Apple's iPhone 4S event, CNET's Josh Lowensohn confirmed with Apple representatives that the iPod Classic will continue to be sold at the same price and configuration as last year.

So, if you're the kind of person who thinks "the cloud" is for suckers and you absolute need 160GB of media on you at all times, Apple's iPod Classic is still the best high-capacity media player around.

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