I stopped using my iPad as much as I used too, but its also 5 years old. My wife has bought 3 iPhones in that time frame; i agree and think the turn-over rate is the main factor in Tablet sales declining
If they stopped selling iPods today they'd make less money in a year than if they didn't. I agree the iPod is on its way out, but it still makes money, so why stop? Eventually people will all migrate to Watch/other wearables, but not right now, so why cut the iPod early?
Not only that, a 3 year old phone's battery won't be nearly as good as a brand-new iPod touch's. I use a touch instead of a phone and would be interested in upgrading soon as its 2.5 years old. Not paying for data has saved me thousands of dollars and has only caused me grief maybe 2 or 3 times in my life. There is a ton of wi-fi in my city though.
How is this different from owning it on iTunes? Unless your digital blu-ray ripped library is just like 50 TB of data? edit: also, if your concern is "owning" the blu-ray versus the "licensing" of digital content, then isn't ripping the blu-ray illegal (because you have to decrypt the blu-ray to do it)? Or is that only in Canada?
I've already bought the entire series on VHS (originals only, as they were the only ones that existed) and Blu-Ray (which I regret). Even though I'd prefer this digital version for utility, I really don't want to pay 3 times for the same movies (although, knowing Lucas he changed a bunch of stuff for the iTunes version)