Apple has quietly removed the iPod Classic from its iPod lineup. The venerable device started life simply as the “iPod” in 2001, staying on in later years as a favorite of music fans who wanted to tote their entire music collection with them on its at one time spacious 160GB hard drive.
AppleInsider notes that before axing the product, Apple carried the iPod classic’s design over from the sixth-generation iPod, which was first unveiled in 2007. A few aesthetic tweaks came in 2009, but the overall shape and functional features remained unchanged for over six years.
iPod aficionados are now limited to the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPod touch models, the 16GB iPod nano and 2GB iPod shuffle.