End of an Era: Apple Retires The Original iPod (Classic)

It revolutionised the mp3 player industry, offering a thousand songs in the palm of your hand. A legacy left behind, the iPod Classic, with its iconic click wheel, is being retired and has been shown out the door.

Without any updates for it, hardware or software-wise, for the past few years, the iPod Classic is finally being put away and no longer being showcased as part of Apple’s iPod range on their lovely new website. The hardy music player is also unavailable for sale on the Apple Store website.

The Click Wheel was retired on later devices such as the newer iPod Nano and iPod touch, both of which boast touchscreens. At its last available incarnation, it housed a 160GB hard drive for music and video, lasting its six and last generation.