Apple Kills the iPod Classic, iPhone 4S
The Apple website has undergone a major overhaul, adopting the fresh flat layout the company first showcased with iOS 7 and extended to Mac OS X as well with Yosemite. Besides the obvious design change, another fact captured our attention: The iPod Classic is now gone.
It was widely expected that Apple would terminate the iPod classic: It was only a matter of when, not if, the company would stop selling it. The device was updated back in 2008 when Apple adjusted its storage, but the design still seems old-fashioned compared to the new products you find on the online store.
With the termination of the iPod classic, Apple puts an end to an important chapter in the company’s history. But that’s not all: Today, when the official iOS 8 release date was announced — mark your calendars for September 17 — Apple decided to discontinue the iPhone 4S as well.
This three-year-old device was the second in line to feature a Retina display. By terminating support for the iPhone 4S, Apple inches closer to the end of 30-pin cable sales. Existing devices received iOS 8 love, though it they likely won’t be compatible with iOS 9.