The device does not have a touchscreen, nor does it have the new Lightning dock connector and the MP3 player has not been updated in two years.
Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer of Gazelle.com, which buys and sells used Apple products (among other electronics), agreed with Golvin (via Wired). "It's been a couple of years since the iPod classic has been updated. We can assume it will be phased out, unless we see it updated on September 10th."
With a heavy lineup of new products expected tomorrow during their press event, Apple is not expected to unveil an updated Classic, which offers 160GB of internal HDD storage. By comparison, even high-end iPhones and iPod Touch devices only have 64GB flash storage.
iPod sales peaked in 2008, after 7 years as the undisputed king of the MP3 player market. The sales numbers have gotten so bad that Apple did not even report the figures during their latest earnings report.
Apple is expected to unveil an iPhone 5S, the cheaper plastic iPhone 5C and possibly a new iPad Mini.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Sep 2013 21:21