The iPod Classic is the only iPod that still has the original design with the circular jog-dial and such. Although the Classic is still available, it hasn’t been updated since September 2009. Fans have been concerned about the Classic being discontinued. However, according to MacRumors, there may be a chance of new life being breathed into it soon, as Toshiba has recently launched new drives with a capacity of 220 GB. These drives maintain the same form factor used by the iPod Classic.

I will survive

I will survive

MacRumors even had a reader who put up a post in which he stated that he had emailed Steve Jobs requesting him not to kill the Classic. Apparently, Jobs replied back saying that they will not be doing so. MacRumors also believes that the email is genuine, so there’s a chance that we may be seeing an all new iPod Classic soon.

One of the first MP3 players I received was an iPod Classic, and that was quite a while back. I still think it’s a great player and is convenient to use with large storage capacity. I’m pretty sure a lot of people including me would be very disappointed if the Classic was discontinued. So here’s to hoping that it does come back in an all new avatar.

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