Apple may announce the end of the life for the iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle at next month’s press event, reports CNET and TUAW.
CNET quoted that October 24th marks the 10-year anniversary of the iPod. That’s quite an achievement, but it’s also a nice place to start concentrating on new things. I can imagine Apple saying, “It had a great run, now go buy an iPhone.” Also, the iPod just isn’t the moneymaker it once was for Apple. In the fourth quarter of 2010, iPod sales made up just 8 percent of Apple’s total revenue, and they have been in a steady decline ever since the iPhone’s introduction.