ipod_classic_handThroughout the Q&A part of his meeting at the WSJ.D seminar tonight, Tim Chef was asked about the iPod standard, which was ultimately discontinued last month five years after its last upgrade.

Chef stated Apple primarily quit making the device since it was not feasible to source the needed parts from throughout the world. Apple does not have plans to reestablish the iPod standard due to a diminishing audience as well as the design expenses that would certainly be required for a new variation, yet Prepare sharp to the iPod touch, which has virtually the very same quantity of storage area, as a feasible choice.

Onlookers had actually hypothesized Apple was awaiting a 128 GB iPod touch prior to discontinuing the iPod classic, yet while the iPhone and also iPad have obtained 128 GB choices, the iPod touch has yet to do so. Still, with Apple unable to source parts for the iPod classic, the firm was entrusted no choice but to finish sales of the descendent of the initial iPod.

The iPod classic’s 1.8-inch hard disk drives were typically supplied by Toshiba, with the last generation using a 160 GB drive. Toshiba released a 220 GB model in very early 2011 that gave some really hope the iPod classic could receive an upgrade, yet one never ever happened and also Toshiba has actually time out of mind discontinued its entire line of 1.8-inch disk drives.

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