- Forum: iPod + iTunes + AppleTV
You seem to be making this into a bigger problem than it really is. The hard drive was discontinued. They need a replacement for that part. They don't have to re-engineer to support a lightning connector. They don't have to reinvent the click wheel. What fans of the original iPod want is more of the same. I'm not one of those fans. Apple doesn't need any reason to discontinue it. The fact that sales volume is small is a perfectly excellent reason.