The iPod classic was quietly discontinued last month, as Apple focused its efforts on more modern ventures like the new iPhone 6 models.
Though its demise wasn’t exactly a surprise, the iPod classic was a once-groundbreaking music-listening device. Its discontinuation stamped the end of an era. Now we know exactly why the decision was made, and the reason (it turns out) is not all that exciting.
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“We couldn’t get the parts anymore, not anywhere on Earth,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview at the WSJ.D conference on Monday. “It wasn’t a matter of me swinging the ax, saying ‘What can I kill today?'” Read more…
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