The Greatest Device Ever Sold

It has been over 4 years since I bought my 6th generation iPod Classic 80 GB. The first five generations were complete rubbish with black and white screens (1-4 gen), pathetic battery life and relatively small storage capacity, whereas the 6th generation really nailed it on the price, performance and storage fronts. Mine is still going strong (even the battery) and I am only replacing it because I have reached 80 GB of music. I can easily say that the 6th generation iPod classic is the best device that I have ever purchased.

I will be upgrading to the 160 GB iPod classic, which is the only available model and hasn't been updated since 2009 (and rumoured to be discontinued). In a perfect world I wouldn't even need such an archaic device which uses a magnetic disk, I should be able to get an iPod touch or even better just use my phone. But sadly flash memory is just a scam with the manufactures slowly updating the storage capacity while keeping the premium price. Look at the iPod touch, it launched in 2007 in 8, 16 and 32 GB varieties. Fast forward almost 5 years and it is still only available in 8, 32 and 64 GB versions. In 2012 why would you even bother with 8GB and why does the 64 GB version cost a whopping $300 SGD more than the 8 GB one? Hopefully this year flash storage will finally become reasonably priced. Until then, magnets for life.