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The iPod Classic Is Officially a Collector's Item

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Your iPod Classic is now a collector's item. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Monday at a tech conference that the company will no longer produce the first gen music storage device. Apple ultimately made the decision to stop because the parts to manufacture the gadget have disappeared from the market. And rather than spend resources on a redesign, Apple decided to explore "reasonable alternatives," Cook explained.

Apple already pulled the bulky, 160GB iPod from shelves and the online store in September. But if you're one to store 40,000 songs on your device then you better hang onto that first edition because none of the current selections currently offer the same amount as the original.
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