Report: Apple To Kill iPod Classic, Shuffle?

Source: Doug Gross / CNN

The iPod classic, a venerable stalwart in the world of consumer technology, may be getting the axe along with its cousin, the iPod shuffle, according to a blog that focuses on Apple news.

Citing an unnamed source, The Unofficial Apple Weblog is reporting that, in addition to unveiling the iPhone 5 next week, Apple plans to discontinue the more dated versions of its music player in favor of sleeker models like the iPod Nano and iPod Touch.

The blog notes that Apple teased a “product transition” during its most recent earnings report.

Saying only that the source is not an analyst, TUAW says the rumor makes sense.
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“The classic is a holdover from 10 years of iPod existence, bearing many similarities to the original iPod,” wrote blog editor Victor Agreda, Jr. “The shuffle is basically the same form factor as the nano, minus a screen.”

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