Reply to post: Re: So, for people like me that still get good use out of theirs

Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

ThomH Silver badge

Re: So, for people like me that still get good use out of theirs

My reasonably historic car stereo can connect via USB to a 30-pin iPod, so as to allow navigation and playback of its collection via the controls built into the steering wheel. Anything modern isn't so useable with that particular hardware — sure, you could use Bluetooth to stream audio but then you're having to navigate on the device and push rather than on the car and pull.

So it's an affront to any reasonable person's desire to be free of vendor lock-in, essentially forcing me to buy an Apple-brand spinning platter rather than a cheaper USB thumb drive*, but I will probably grab an outgoing Classic.

* but not cheaper if I have to buy a new car stereo too.

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