After Apple’s September keynote, the iPod Classic was quietly discontinued. It’s probably no accident that iTunes is also seeing a decline in sales for the first time.
So, what is Apple’s reasoning for killing the iPod? Now we know.
During the Q&A portion at the recent WSJD conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked why Apple ended the iPod Classic. Cook said Apple couldn’t get the parts because they’re not made anymore. He said they would have had to re-create the product and the demand for the iPod Classic wasn’t high enough to do this.
“We would have to make a whole new product… the engineering work to do that would be massive… the number of people who wanted it is very small.”
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