Today with the announcement of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, Apple did what I think we’ve all seen coming for a while, They discontinued the iPod Classic. It’s the end of an era and I have to admit I’m a little sad. I don’t even own an iPod Classic anymore, but for six years it was such a big part of my life. If someone would have asked me what my favorite item I owned was I would have undoubtedly answered, “My iPod”.
I started with the Shuffle, then graduated to a Nano, and finally forked over the $220 and bought a Classic. That was a lot of money for struggling college student but I never regretted for one second. That black, square hunk of metal carried within it’s hard drive my heart and soul. Music is one of the biggest parts of my life and my iPod could hold all my favorite songs with ease of access. It went on cross country road trips, weddings, dates, hangouts. All the songs I associate with the best parts of college were played on either my iPod or someone else’s.
Finally one day just after my wedding probably in April 2011 my iPod met it’s fate. The spin cycle of the washing machine was too much for it’s circuits and LED panels. Did I cry . . . like a baby, I cried. My friend with whom I had been through so much had passed on to the other side.
I never bought another iPod and soon after I got an iPhone, but to this day it’s still not the same. Nothing will every compare to my iPod Classic, and now with the news of it’s end I feel a little melancholy tonight. It’s as if an old friend is leaving and I’ll never see them again. So to you, iPod, I bid you a fond farewell. Au revoir