Apple, Why?


By: Connor Lenahan

I am addicted to my iPod. Seriously, the only times I am not wearing my iPod earbuds when I’m outside are when I have forgotten my iPod, it’s out of battery, it’s broken, or I’m being yelled at to turn it off. It’s frightening. I probably should get help.

But today is not that day. Today is a day for anger. I have had an iPod Classic in my life for as long as I can remember. Seriously, it’s over a decade. It’s been my best friend. I’ve gone through a few thanks to multiple issues that have plagued them. Regardless, I love my iPod Classic.

Yesterday, while announcing the iPhone 6 and iWatch, Apple quietly removed the iPod Classic from their store. That’s right, they killed the iPod Classic. They quietly executed the greatest invention of the 2000s with zero fanfare. When I found out about this earlier this afternoon I had a mix of sadness and range that seriously affected my ability to do anything for the rest of the day.

We need justice. The iPod Classic is amazing. It’s a tank – 160 GB of storage for all my songs. It’s durable. It’s simple. It’s, for lack of a better term, classic.

Now it’s gone. Just gone. Poof. No more.

Are we as a society just going to let this happen? Are we just going to let the world be dominated by iPod Touches – iPhones without the ability to make phone calls – or iPod Nanos? You’re telling me they cut the Classic and not the Shuffle? I’m gonna break multiple car windows over this.

Needless to say, I am not taking this well. At all. But how could I? Apple just murdered my favorite music device. Now I have to go and buy a backup to have on hand when my current iPod dies. This is a sad world we live in.

Get angry. This isn’t okay. It’s time for a revolution. We need the iPod Classic back. Give me classic, and kill the Shuffle instead, or give me something of equal capacity.

I’m reasonable, what can I say?