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Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

Dexter

The main use for my iPod is to sit in its Bose dock at home and act as my main music library - it contains all the CDs, LPs and tapes which used to clutter up the shelves.

A mobile phone is no use for this - you can't use it for other things while it is sitting in a dock on the shelf; or if I've gone out and taken the phone with me then nobody else can play music.

Seems to me a phone is only good as a music player if you just listen to music yourself over headphones, which I do basically never.

There is still a use for a dedicated music player. Anyway, the iPod (Classic) still works fine.

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