Steve Jobs has emailed back one lucky iPod Classic user to tell him that the company doesn't have any plans (yet) to kill the the biggest member of the iPod family.
The macrumors user wrote to the Apple CEO saying that "I've heard a LOT of speculation that Apple is looking to kill the iPod Classic because it wasn't updated on Sept. 1st, and that a lot of people would rather Touch. The iPod Classic is probably the best iPod in the line. PLEASE DON'T KILL IT!!!"
Jobs reply succinctly that "We have no plans to" despite the fact that Apple hasn't updated the iPod Classic line for more than one year and the next upgrade window won't happen until September, two years after the last revamp.
At the beginning of the year, Toshiba introduced a bigger 220GB 1.8-inch hard disk drive that would be perfect to augment the onboard capacity of the current iPod Classic.
This fuelled further speculation as reports of lower-than-usual supplies of the media player reached news outlets.
The iPod Classic is inspired by the first ever iPod device which was launched 10 years ago; however, sales of the iPod family, bar the iPod Touch, have not been as impressive as iOS devices.
The introduction of the iPod Touch (already in its four generation) meant that the original iPod may have to disappear sooner or later especially when flash storage capacity reaches 128GB or higher.