Apple ditches two iPod classics, sticks with one

The biggest surprise for me that came out of tonights "Let's Rock" event from Apple was the iPod classic announcements. It seems that they have not listened to users. My take on the iPod classic is that people loved the mammoth 160GB model. It was for media junkies that just have to carry everything around with them.

Well, gone is the 160GB model. Apple also discontinued the 80GB model. They replaced both with one thin 120GB model. Okay, so you get a thin iPod, but what about the capacity?

The new iPod classic 2nd generation is available in just that one 120GB capacity. Either in silver or black (as before) and for the price of £169. So the price is really good. I know this thing will still sell, but I was hoping for a little more. Maybe some of the things like Wi-Fi and a slightly larger screen would have taken this too far away from its 'classic' moniker. That said, adding some new frills would have been easy and getting rid of the 160GB model is just daft.

Size, weight & battery
Height:4.1 inches (103.5 mm)
Width:2.4 inches (61.8 mm)
Depth:0.41 inch (10.5 mm)
Weight:4.9 ounces (140 grams)
Display 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
320 by 240 pixels at 163 ppi
Up to 36 hours of battery for music
Up to 6 hours of battery for video