1. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The last time I remember iPods being really popular was 2013, and after that it just seemed to die out. It used to be an important part of Apple's yearly lineup, but its hidden in the music section of their site rather than its own dedicated section. Do people really not want an iPod anymore? Are smartphones just really common nowadays that kids don't have any use for iPods?
    12-23-2016 08:54 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Start by answering that question for yourself.

    As for me? They have never been alive. I store music on my device and that's enough.
    Why would I purchase a device, put music on it, charge it periodically and such, when my iPhone can do the same.
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    12-23-2016 09:02 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Start by answering that question for yourself.

    As for me? They have never been alive. I store music on my device and that's enough.
    Why would I purchase a device, put music on it, charge it periodically and such, when my iPhone can do the same.
    Its dead to me. Last time I actually needed my iPod was mid-late 2014.
    12-23-2016 09:48 PM
  4. si001's Avatar
    Still use one on job sites to test sound systems. I still have a CD player too. It won't be dead for quite a bit
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    12-23-2016 09:57 PM
  5. eve6er69's Avatar
    I feel like the new iPod is the old iPhone. I see many parents giving their kids their old iPhones and using it on wifi only as an iPod.
    12-23-2016 10:00 PM
  6. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I feel like the new iPod is the old iPhone. I see many parents giving their kids their old iPhones and using it on wifi only as an iPod.
    That's kinda what I was wondering considering that many people should have old phones lying around. I remember this whole smartphone thing taking off around 2011 when real 4G was being introduced and better smartphones were coming out. That's also around the time Apple stopped making iPods, except for the iPod Touch internal upgrade last year.
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    12-24-2016 12:39 AM
  7. knotsure's Avatar
    The iPhone is the iPod but better. It has evolved my friend.
    12-24-2016 12:12 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The iPhone is the iPod but better. It has evolved my friend.
    But has always been that way. The iPod was always that year's iPhone, without the actual phone aspect.
    12-24-2016 05:14 PM
  9. Matty's Avatar
    The last time I remember iPods being really popular was 2013, and after that it just seemed to die out. It used to be an important part of Apple's yearly lineup, but its hidden in the music section of their site rather than its own dedicated section. Do people really not want an iPod anymore? Are smartphones just really common nowadays that kids don't have any use for iPods?
    When iPods first came out, i think they were brilliant. They offered much more storage than the average phone which was fantastic. i remember mine having 128 mb or storage and my iPod had 8GB which was HUGE at the time..

    Today however, we can get iPhones withs 256 GB of storage and the need for an iPod isn't really needed since the phone has become out iPod and various other things.

    Merry Christmas to everyone! hope you have a lovely day
    12-25-2016 02:08 AM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    When iPods first came out, i think they were brilliant. They offered much more storage than the average phone which was fantastic. i remember mine having 128 mb or storage and my iPod had 8GB which was HUGE at the time..

    Today however, we can get iPhones withs 256 GB of storage and the need for an iPod isn't really needed since the phone has become out iPod and various other things.

    Merry Christmas to everyone! hope you have a lovely day
    my first iPhones never had enough storage to be used for music. I think it was with my 6 that I started putting my music on it as well and ditched my separate iPod

    I agree with @eve6er69 though -- passing down old phones instead of buying a new iPod is probably what many do. Also kids are getting phones at younger ages these days than in the past. I'd be curious to see what kind of numbers the iPods have.
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    12-25-2016 05:55 AM
  11. darius_robin's Avatar
    They are half dead, in about 3-4 years, they might fully die.
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    12-25-2016 06:51 AM
  12. metalchick719's Avatar
    I still use my iPod classic. In fact, I was just listening to music on it in my speaker dock only yesterday. I honestly couldn't live without it as all my music is on it. My iPod touch was kind of lost to me for awhile - it had fallen from behind a drawer in my file cabinet that my printer sits on and was hard to reach. Last week, I finally figured out how to get it and all the other stuff that fell back there. Battery was dead, but I charged it and it was fine. I probably won't be using that much, or at all, since I've got my iPhone 6s and iPad mini 2, though.
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    12-25-2016 09:28 AM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    When iPods first came out, i think they were brilliant. They offered much more storage than the average phone which was fantastic. i remember mine having 128 mb or storage and my iPod had 8GB which was HUGE at the time..

    Today however, we can get iPhones withs 256 GB of storage and the need for an iPod isn't really needed since the phone has become out iPod and various other things.

    Merry Christmas to everyone! hope you have a lovely day
    Except for those of us who still own speaker docks that have the old 30-pin connector. Can't use my iPhone 6s in that. I also have well over 64GB of digital music (my iPhone is only 64GB), so it's nice to have that trusty 160GB iPod classic.
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    12-25-2016 09:31 AM
  14. mark-d's Avatar
    I have a 4GB iPod mini 2nd gen that's still going strong. It's hooked up to an FM transmitter in my car and has more than enough music to shuffle happily through the average car journey
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    12-25-2016 11:14 AM
  15. leandrodp2016's Avatar
    I still use my 2015 iPod nano on a daily basis for gym/running needs. I don't like to carry the iPhone while working out, in case I drop it or damage it in some way. Besides habit to carry a phone (I have the plus model) while running is uncomfortable, and I can't stand armbands. So the iPod nano does the job pretty well, the Nike fitness app is great. I had the iPod classic which died a few years ago, and the first iPod touch, that one is still fully functional. However I guess the nano version suits my needs way better.
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    12-25-2016 11:27 AM
  16. knoxDavid's Avatar
    I owned two iPods for running and really enjoyed the nano--but once I had an iPhone I never really used the iPod again. Since it is now so low profile at Apple I bet the iPods are really close to be discontinued.
    12-25-2016 11:30 AM
  17. bluesqueen23's Avatar
    I still use my 80gb video in the car. It's nice to plug it up & use it rather than having to plug in my phone.
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    12-25-2016 01:08 PM
  18. Matty's Avatar
    Except for those of us who still own speaker docks that have the old 30-pin connector. Can't use my iPhone 6s in that. I also have well over 64GB of digital music (my iPhone is only 64GB), so it's nice to have that trusty 160GB iPod classic.
    Fair enough. I personally only have around 8 GB of music on my iPod so to transfer it onto my phone wouldn't be that difficult. But if you have a spectacular assortment of songs that take up 60+ GB then maybe a iPod could still be for you but the smartphone is catching up haha.

    Additionally, i didn't think about the face that people have 30-pin connectors for external speakers.
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    12-25-2016 11:54 PM
  19. eve6er69's Avatar
    The part that bothers me now is that I have an old 09 mbp and a 6s. Because my mbp isn't up to date (because I don't want it to tank speed wise) I cannot get my music off of it onto my iPhone. Kinda pissed about that.
    12-26-2016 07:29 AM
  20. diggity's Avatar
    As far as I'm concerned, the iPod died when Apple discontinued the iPod classic. None of the other iPod models have enough storage to be seriously considered as a useable MP3 player, in my opinion.
    12-26-2016 07:46 AM
  21. metalchick719's Avatar
    Fair enough. I personally only have around 8 GB of music on my iPod so to transfer it onto my phone wouldn't be that difficult. But if you have a spectacular assortment of songs that take up 60+ GB then maybe a iPod could still be for you but the smartphone is catching up haha.

    Additionally, i didn't think about the face that people have 30-pin connectors for external speakers.
    LOL, I'm thinking of maybe getting the next iPhone I buy in 256GB now (I always thought I'd just get 128GB) to store ALL of my music on it (I usually just have a max of around 8GB of music on my phone; right now, I think I have maybe 5GB), but then I'd have to get a more updated speaker dock.

    The speaker dock I have with the 30-pin connector is great! My mom got it for me for Christmas back in 2007 and it still works perfectly to this day.
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    12-26-2016 09:29 AM
  22. dpscott's Avatar
    I use my 160gb iPod classic every single day without fail!
    It lives in my car and has all my music and podcasts on it.

    My iPhone 16gb 6s doesn't have nearly enough storage but when I upgrade I might get the 256gb and cut my losses there.

    If I do want to listen to music when I'm not in the car I always have other apps or Music that's copied up to iCloud from my mac
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    12-26-2016 09:34 AM
  23. Remington Steel's Avatar
    Remember buying the first video iPod back in 2006. Used it for years until my cell replaced it. It's been in the kitchen junk drawer for a few years now...lol.
    12-26-2016 09:53 AM
  24. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    You are making think about something, maybe the next iPod generation could come with something different, maybe being VR ready in some way, or attachable to the iPhone as extra storage and battery, I don't know.

    But right now as they are I don't see why keep it on production, even the iWatch does the same.
    12-28-2016 06:17 PM
  25. LockOnTech's Avatar
    my first iPhones never had enough storage to be used for music. I think it was with my 6 that I started putting my music on it as well and ditched my separate iPod

    I agree with @eve6er69 though -- passing down old phones instead of buying a new iPod is probably what many do. Also kids are getting phones at younger ages these days than in the past. I'd be curious to see what kind of numbers the iPods have.
    If I would of asked the question about putting music on my phone and it was 2010, I would never used my phone for music. Up until 2014 somethings changed drastically, however I still have iPod nano's (more than one) that I would not dare to get rid of; as I started to afford more physical storage on an iPhone, having a iPod does not make economical sense. Still like the iPod, I just don't like it sharing the same fate as the Microsoft Zune did.
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    01-07-2017 01:29 AM
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