iPod Classic was killed because because Apple couldn’t get the parts ‘anywhere on Earth’

iPod Classic

Speaking at the WSJ.D conference today in Laguna Beach, California, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to an audience member’s complaint about the discontinuation of the iPod Classic by saying, “We couldn’t get the parts any more, not anywhere on Earth.” Mashable reports that Cook explained, “It wasn’t a matter of me swinging the ax, saying ‘what can I kill today’. The engineering work was massive, and the number of people who wanted it very small. I felt there were reasonable alternatives.” It’s always sad to hear about the death and burial of a beloved product. The iPod Classic was removed...

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