This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the hard drive-based iPod that started it all. During today's iPhone press event, Apple mentioned the iPod milestone, but neglected to say a single thing about its direct descendent, the iPod Classic. The omission led to speculation that the age of the hard-drive iPod was finally at an end.
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So, if you're the kind of person who thinks "the cloud" is for suckers and you absolute need 160GB of media on you at all times, Apple's iPod Classic is still the best high-capacity media player around.