Various sources and Apple (indirectly - couldn't find an official statement/press release) are confirming the iPod classic has been discontinued earlier this month. If you go to Apple's website and compare iPod models, the iPod classic is no longer on the page:http://www.apple.com/ipod/compare-ipod-models/ I'm feeling annoyed here as I try and comprehend the lack of logic with these Apple devices. I guess none of it matters since I have an 80 gig iPod classic. None the less, we still get the Shuffle and Nano. I won't even get into that since I've felt those are pointless devices. Maybe just as pointless is the iPod touch. Basically it's the iPhone, but without the phone? When I got my first iPhone a few years ago, I was semi excited to put ALL my music on the iPhone. Of course, I was shocked to find out that an iPhone's highest capacity (at the time) was 8 - 16 gigs. I couldn't get why everyone made such a big deal about this phone every time one comes out when it couldn't even come close to holding the same amount of music an iPod classic could. I currently have 45 gigs of music (which I guess is my main point/where I'm going with all this). The only device right now that can satisfy that is a 64 gig iPod touch. I think 80 gigs was a great amount of space for a device for music. Despite being an iPhone (minus the phone) a potential 80 gig iPod touch would be a great substitute/upgrade from an iPod classic. As I typed this all up and navigated the Apple website, it looks like I got my wish of an iPhone (6) that can hold the same amount of space as my iPod, and that I'll be able to put ALL my music on the phone one day. Until then (and even after), I'll continue on with iPod classic. God forbid if something happened to it, I have some alternatives available, but it would still be cheaper/easier to buy a new one over an iPhone 6.