Apple iPod Classic Selling For Big Money After Being Discontinued
Just a couple of months ago Apple announced that its iPod Classic MP3 player who be no longer. Since then the device has been going for silly money on auction sites. It is selling for up to 4 times its original retail price as the collectors and Apple fans come out in force. The storage capacity on these original ipods is double the size of any current Apple iPods that are still being made today. The 160GB Classics have sold as new on Amazon for nearly £700. Some of the refurbished, older models will now set you back a lot more than the £229 retail price of some of the later models.
Back in January 2013 Stuff magazine advised readers to get themselves an iPod Classic before it was too late. The magazine’s editor Will Dunn said: “There’s still a huge affection for the iPod Classic and it’s not hard to see why – Spotify might offer 20 million songs, but 120GB of music is more than most people need, and your iTunes library doesn’t carry data charges or a subscription fee. Also, I think the Classic is a more distraction-free listening experience – I’m more likely to get through a full album on one. The iPod’s days have been numbered since the first iPhone, and the subscription model shows no signs of slowing down. Apple itself is transitioning into music subscriptions with iTunes Radio, and Google has just started trialling YouTube Music Key. Another company could make something equally good – there are some nice premium players like Sony’s ZX1 and the Astell & Kern devices – but I don’t think I’d buy one. I have a smartphone that takes 128GB microSD cards; there are apps like doubleTwist that sync iTunes with Android and I have enough things in my pockets already.”