My Thoughts on the iPod Classic
Apple’s iPod classic was originally called the “iPod” since it’s the first one. It was once the most popular iPod until the iPhone’s revolution started. People my age are so into the newest iPhone 5.
Recently, Apple hasn’t updated the iPod classic since September 2009 with the overall design since September 2007. Why is it so behind on the new technologies like touch displays or even flash storage?
- Flash storage is generally expensive than typical hard drives. If a 128 GB or 256 GB was put into the classic, the prices will be significantly up. Storage is the most important feature for the classic.
- If they remove the click wheel in place of the touch screen, then the suffix doesn’t really stand out. The click wheel is what makes the classic “classic”
- If they put an accelerometer into the classic, then people who shake their devices will likely to have the devices fail due to the spinning drive.
The iPod classic will mostly like to be discontinued within the next two years and be replaced with the 128 GB iPod touch.
I was shocked about this:
The MacBook area has been very interesting to me due to the hardware and software.
They said that they’re introducing a new lineup called the “MacBook”. I don’t see that happening because that would confuse customers.
Steve Jobs said, “If there’s going to be a third category, it has to be better at some key tasks.”
Also, the 17” MBP could get discontinued, which I’m okay with that since i don’t want to carry a huge notebook.
I think what they could do is make the MacBook lineup all-Flash storage, more ports, and no optical drive. I can see the upcoming 15” MBP to be happening really soon.
I guess we have to wait and see