RIP iPod

Tragedy: Apple kills the last two iPods

The “iPod touch” should be renamed the “noPhone iPhone”. It’s a cute device, a good pocket Unix terminal, and 128GB is usable, but iPhone and noPhone iPhone are far less convenient as actual music players, especially for walking.

I know, Kids Today™ don’t buy albums, hell, have never sat thru an entire record and flipped to the B-side and back again, listening to every note & word of Black Sabbath or 2112 or The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions. I’m not even sure Drake counts as music. #getoffmylawn

But the noPhone iPhone has no cellular, so they can’t stream away from wifi, so they have to download & curate music, which means iTunes and syncing anyway.

I’ll be keeping my iPod classic 160GB as long as it keeps spinning. But then what? I can’t even get a shit-brown Zune.