The iPod classic was my all-time favorite music player (at least until the iPhone came along). And now, finally, Apple has killed the product. My very old iPod classic, however, still works like a dream.
You should check out The Nostalgia Machine. Select a year from your past, when you were young and really into music, and click the Hit Me button. You will be able to listen to songs from that year that should take you back in time. Great fun.
Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.
“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”
Immediately after the announcement, made after the markets closed, Apple is up slightly.