- Forum: iPod + iTunes + AppleTV
The Classic has been surpassed by the iPod Shuffle If they want to put a classic back out all they have to do is use the parts from the Shuffle with a SD card. As it is, SSD's are starting to near the point that they aren't cheaper than a mechanical drive but they're close enough that it doesn't justify making the 1.8" hard drives anymore. That's why Apple discontinued it. They can fill the rest of that space with more battery.