Classic to Live to See Another Upgrade?

The iPod Classic (yes, it still exists) is the de-facto device for true audiophiles, since it offers over double the storage capacity of its flash memory-based brethren. Toshiba, the manufacturer of the Classic’s 1.8″ hard drive, has just rolled out a disk with 220 GB of storage—enough for 55,000 songs (and 60 GB more than any current iPod Classic).

Hard drives on mobile gadgets may seem antiquated by today’s standards, but even the lastest-and-greatest SSDs don’t offer the same size to storage to cost ratio, so clunky HDDs will continue to live on until the speedier alternatives come down in price and go up in space.

Apple may continue to neglect the elderly jukebox, but hopefully we will see an update come September.


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