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Where to buy the last iPod classics as Apple stops online sales

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Now that the iPod classic, the last of Apple’s legacy clickwheel iPods, is no longer for sale from Apple, this might be your last chance to get your hands on the device. While you can’t get one from Apple, there are still a few spots to purchase remaining stock:


$239 160GB (Black)   $249 160GB (Silver)

Best Buy:

$239 160GB (Black)   $249 160GB (Silver)


$245 160GB (Black or Silver)


A wide selection of new and old, and special edition iPod classics.


New, used, & refurbished iPod classics in various colors and editions.

The move to stop selling the iPod classic comes as Apple officially drops the iPhone 4S from its lineup and kills off the last of its iOS devices using the old 30-pin connector. 

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  1. golfersal - 9 years ago

    I love my iPod Classic which unfortunately is seven years old and the battery only allows about 20 minutes of play time. I now am in line for a new iPhone, so I will probably get the new 120Gb one and have it replace the iPod Classic of mind.
    But If my chance they had a fire sale and sold new iPod Classics at $100 or so, would probably buy one, just to have as a backup. Amazing how great my iPod was and used about 40 to 50 gb to back up information from my computer on the road.

    • If you feel comfortable with doing it, you may be able to find a replacement battery online and instructions for replacement. Of course, also consider the hard drive may be at its last leg.

  2. Randy March - 9 years ago

    Or… just buy the 128 GB iPhone. One purchase for a modern device with guaranteed support.

    • John Smith - 9 years ago

      Sure .. but look at the costs –

      it might be old spinning disks and an elderly interface but the factor that kept people buying is in the article … 160gb for $239

  3. sewollef - 9 years ago

    Damn, I still have a firewire connected iPod 5GB in a drawer in my studio. Loved it. Haven’t turned it on in, well, since the iPhone came out.

  4. 89p13 - 9 years ago

    Thankfully I bought one last August after I had an Alpine head unit installed in my car which actually has all the commands to control the Classic from the head unit. It just seemed like Apple was going to pull the plug – and I thought it would have been after the 5s introduction.

    • Max Mars (@devianter) - 9 years ago

      yeah but then somebody calls you and you have to manually mute. and maybe later you need to use gps and you need 2-3 devices for this. on the other hand you just connect your iphone like you used to do with your iphone (usb), it charges, it plays music (i use itunes match) and it guides you with google maps which are perfect. if somebody calls you it mutes the music and you can talk, then it resumes. all in one, super convenient.

  5. Ed Franco (@edfranco1) - 9 years ago

    I love my classic and still use it now in my car. The battery doesn’t keep its charge but luckily my car charges it when turned on so works very well. I love it.

  6. Laughing_Boy48 - 9 years ago

    I bought a Classic 160 about a year or so back as my third iPod with added storage over the 30 and 80 GB models I still have. Definitely glad I bought it. It’s definitely a terrific mp3 player and I still like using that click-wheel. Someone mentioned about the hard drive being on its last leg. That’s a good point. However my 30 GB model is pretty old and although slow it seems to work just fine but with a hard drive I guess you never know when its going to die. You can find places online to practically replace everything on an iPod but unless you do it yourself it may not be worth it. I’ve changed batteries on my 30 GB iPod without a problem and may have to do it again at some point in the future or else buy another Classic 160. My iPods are/were worth every penny I paid for them. Such trouble-free, enjoyable devices.

  7. sirfrancis0 - 9 years ago

    My 30gb iPod video from 2005 is still ticking!

  8. Louise Woodrich - 9 years ago

    Say it ain’t so!!! I currently have 132gb of music on my iPod, and I was nervous about maxing it out at 160! Now it’s not available at any retailer, and Ebay and Amazon prices are up in the high $300’s. Noooo! I need to get a backup in case I lose or break mine. This is a sad, sad, day.

  9. jasonmulholland23 - 9 years ago

    Really wanna get my hands on one. Just be nice to listen some music for as long as I want and not have to worry about a shitty battery dying because of too many apps!

  10. melacondour - 8 years ago

    Another factor is that the Classic is wifi free, so it’s perfect for a youngster who carts around a lot of music, records classes (which take up tons of room until he can convert them to MP3 and put them in iTunes), and uses it as a backup drive. If only I’d known it was going, I would have bought at least one more. The prices on eBay & Amazon are ridiculous now. What did Apple do with all its merchandise when then decided to retire the Classic?? Is it worth it to call every Apple Store in my area and ask if they have one in stock, even a refurb?


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