MP3 Insider 154: That's classic

Will Apple drop the iPod Classic from production when the company introduces its next generation of MP3 players in the fall? That is the chief concern of the MP3 Insiders on this week's podcast.

Will Apple drop the iPod Classic from production when the company introduces its next generation of MP3 players in the fall? That is the chief concern of the MP3 Insiders on this week's podcast. Also, Donald and Jasmine ramble on about the best non-iPod MP3 players for Macs and the best MP3 players for podcasts, and they weigh in on a fitness-friendly MP3 player from Haier and some stupendous portable headphones from Ultrasone. Finally, SweetFM and Spotify have got Donald all hot and bothered. Find out why.

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Episode 154

Apple to discontinue the iPod Classic?
-Apple Insider
-Ars Technica

Using non-iPod MP3 players with Macs
-Top choices
-How to

Best MP3 players for podcasts

The fitness-friendly Haier Trainer

Ultrasone Zino headphones

SweetFM is sweeeeeeeeeet
(Update: A recent update to Last.fm's API has broken compatibility with SweetFM. As you can imagine, Donald is sad.)

Spotify goes to America

----READER E-MAIL----

I'm looking at buying a new ipod nano and I noticed that the refurbished ipod nanos are a great deal as the 8 gigabyte version is $99 and the 16 is $149. So this sounds like a great deal, but then I remembered how Apple normally refreshes their ipods in September.

So I was wondering if you think that I should wait for a possible refresh or just buy the refurbished now.

I'm just concerned that they will possibly add more storage and lower the price on the player because I don't see any cosmetic changes coming.

Currently I'm ipodless or mp3 playerless and I want one for the rest of the summer so I guess I need to take that into consideration.

--Zach, San Jose, CA


 

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