iWatch May Replace iPod in Apple's Lineup

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Doesn't make sense to me. I want the classic iPod to be remade and brought back. You can get 1TB 1.8" drives, 3 inch oled 720p displays, why not put them in a aluminum chassis? and the click wheel, either get rid of the patent or keep using it, Apple.
 

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Given the size of the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle I can see an iWatch replacing those if the pricing is right. Personally I'm hoping the iWatch will only optionally have a strap (so you can still clip it on if you prefer), or at least can be worn on the upper arm to avoid a dangling headphone wire. A model with limited storage would do as an iPhone/iPad accessory-only device, while versions with more memory can replace the smallest iPods. Beyond that, I think it makes more sense to combine the iPod Touch and iPod Classic; e.g - make the iPod Touch a more distinct device, perhaps with a curved back designed for gripping, and giving it the room to fit a 1.8" hard drive for capacity, basically make a real focus on capacity and gaming and distinguishing it from just being an iPhone for people with no friends to call (joking).
 

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Doesn't make sense to me. I want the classic iPod to be remade and brought back. You can get 1TB 1.8" drives, 3 inch oled 720p displays, why not put them in a aluminum chassis? and the click wheel, either get rid of the patent or keep using it, Apple.
There's less and less of a market for the iPod now that iPhones and iPads are so prevalent. The iPod market has been steadily declining over the past few years with a 51% drop year-over-year this past quarter. People are still buying them but most people with a smartphone will use that for media rather than rely on a second device. If you need more storage than an iPhone or iPad can muster then you're much better off purchasing a 1TB wireless external hard drive than you are buying an iPod to carry your bulk media files. A 1TB wireless drive can be found for ~$150, which is the same price as a 16GB iPod Nano and $100 cheaper than a 160GB iPod Classic while offering much more storage capacity and the ability to stream that content to multiple devices at once.
 
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