Maybe Apple killed off the iPod Classic too soon?

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After years without updates, September 9th was a sad day for iPod fans: it marked the formal extinction of the iPod Classic, the last of Apple’s chunky, non-flash-based music players.

Three months after the last iPod Classic was sold through Apple.com, though? The iPod Classic is more in demand — and more expensive — than ever.

After pulling the iPod Classic from the market, Apple’s beefy 160GB MP3 player is selling on eBay for up to four times the original retail price. Prices of the 160GB iPod Classic sold as new cost as much as $1,050 right now, and over 3,000 have been sold on eBay since the iPod Classic was retired.

Strangely, it’s much cheaper to get a brand new 160GB iPod Classic on Amazon, where one will only cost you $499. And if you don’t mind a little wear and tear, you can get a used iPod Classic for less, even on eBay.

Still, what these numbers all suggest is that there’s still plenty of demand for a tough-as-nails music player that’s hard to break, easy to use, has great battery life, and can fit your entire music library. Did Apple kill off the Classic too soon?

Source: The Guardian