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Christian Belousov
Christian Belousov

Where To Buy Ipods Online

After Apple announced it is discontinuing the iPod touch (7th generation) yesterday and retiring the iPod altogether, consumers have been rushing to retailers in-store and online to buy one of these devices. The product is only being sold at retailers while supplies last.

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The iPod is one of the most iconic products Apple has released to date. Despite iPods no longer belonging in our modern world, we still acknowledge their importance in pushing many technologies further. During a limited timeline in the past two decades, iPods peaked to become an epitome of compact music consumption. Eventually, they fell -- as most things do. Nonetheless, their temporary relevance shall remain engraved on many fans' hearts. Two days ago, Apple announced that it's discontinuing the iPod once they run out of stock. Less than 48 hours later, the online Apple Store in the United States sold out the iPod Touch 7 -- the last member of the retired family. Users interested in buying this product will have to look on second-hand markets or check for leftover units at physical Apple Stores and other retailers.

When you attempt to buy the iPod from Apple's online store, you now get a Sold Out notice. This only affects the Delivery option in the United States. The company has stated that it's stopping the product's sales after it runs out of supplies. So US-based users won't be able to buy an iPod through the company's online store ever again.

I'm that 5G guy. I've actually been here for every "G." I've reviewed well over a thousand products during 18 years working full-time at, including every generation of the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S. I also write a weekly newsletter, Fully Mobilized, where I obsess about phones and networks.

This category gives you access to my special needs apps at the App Store, where the apps are listed and accessible. Most have free Lite versions for trial which are non-customizable (the full versions allow you to change/edit many things, such as importing your own music). Most are switch-oriented whereas some touch or keyboard operated. I do hope you'll click below and explore! (I have more at the App Store than just what is shown below ;-)

A new report from the The Guardian reveals that prices for the seventh, and final, generation of the 160GB iPod Classic have skyrocketed online at sites like eBay and Amazon over the last two months. In the most extreme case, the newspaper found brand-new models selling for as high as 670 (just over $1,000). That was on Amazon's re-seller marketplace, where prices for new Classics are typically found between $550 and $780.

Price aren't quite as shocking in the U.S., where new Classics can be found on Amazon for around $500, but sales on eBay are still absurd, with prices ranging from $750 for new to nearly $500 for used. And these aren't just a handful of random sales either, as over 3,000 seventh generation iPods have been listed on eBay between October and now. It may even be possible that someone really did pay $90,000 for a U2 Special Edition fourth generation iPod (with a mere 20GB of storage), but chances are high that's bogus.

As a content creator, you can use iPod as your primary camera. Shoot with iPod so you always have your iPhone accessible. Shoot with iPhone for candid shots and iPod for longer, more elaborate sessions that require tripods and stabilizers.

Many corporations including Disney parks use RFID technology through a custom iPod touch case to scan and edit the MagicBands for reservation changes, and the like. Movie theaters and events often scan QR codes for tickets that were purchased online as patrons walk through the door.

With WALTR PRO, blow life into those old iPods laying somewhere around your house and update them with the latest music. Go ahead and download thousands of songs to your iPods at once by transferring entire folders with WALTR PRO.

With the stunning global success of Apple's iPod music player and iTunes online music store, some have called for Apple to "open" the digital rights management (DRM) system that Apple uses to protect its music against theft, so that music purchased from iTunes can be played on digital devices purchased from other companies, and protected music purchased from other online music stores can play on iPods. Let's examine the current situation and how we got here, then look at three possible alternatives for the future.

The rub comes from the music Apple sells on its online iTunes Store. Since Apple does not own or control any music itself, it must license the rights to distribute music from others, primarily the "big four" music companies: Universal, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI. These four companies control the distribution of over 70% of the world's music. When Apple approached these companies to license their music to distribute legally over the Internet, they were extremely cautious and required Apple to protect their music from being illegally copied. The solution was to create a DRM system, which envelopes each song purchased from the iTunes store in special and secret software so that it cannot be played on unauthorized devices.

The first alternative is to continue on the current course, with each manufacturer competing freely with their own "top to bottom" proprietary systems for selling, playing and protecting music. It is a very competitive market, with major global companies making large investments to develop new music players and online music stores. Apple, Microsoft and Sony all compete with proprietary systems. Music purchased from Microsoft's Zune store will only play on Zune players; music purchased from Sony's Connect store will only play on Sony's players; and music purchased from Apple's iTunes store will only play on iPods. This is the current state of affairs in the industry, and customers are being well served with a continuing stream of innovative products and a wide variety of choices.

The third alternative is to abolish DRMs entirely. Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. In such a world, any player can play music purchased from any store, and any store can sell music which is playable on all players. This is clearly the best alternative for consumers, and Apple would embrace it in a heartbeat. If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store. Every iPod ever made will play this DRM-free music.

Why would the big four music companies agree to let Apple and others distribute their music without using DRM systems to protect it? The simplest answer is because DRMs haven't worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy. Though the big four music companies require that all their music sold online be protected with DRMs, these same music companies continue to sell billions of CDs a year which contain completely unprotected music. That's right! No DRM system was ever developed for the CD, so all the music distributed on CDs can be easily uploaded to the Internet, then (illegally) downloaded and played on any computer or player.

In 2006, under 2 billion DRM-protected songs were sold worldwide by online stores, while over 20 billion songs were sold completely DRM-free and unprotected on CDs by the music companies themselves. The music companies sell the vast majority of their music DRM-free, and show no signs of changing this behavior, since the overwhelming majority of their revenues depend on selling CDs which must play in CD players that support no DRM system.

If you don't need to keep your music in your pocket, you can ditch the iPod Touch and size up to an iPad for only $50 more. The 32GB iPad carries a list price of $330 but is nearly always available at $249 at Walmart and elsewhere. What you lose in portability you gain in functionality with its roomy 9.7-inch Retina display. It has the same A10 chip as the new iPod Touch for group FaceTiming and AR apps.

If you (or your kid) will use the iPod Touch as more of a portable gaming system and less as a portable music player, you can move up from the iPod Touch to an iPad or you take another step and move to a Nintendo Switch. It pulls double duty not just as a portable game device and music player but as a portable game device and living-room gaming system. At $300, it costs as much as the midrange iPod Touch model -- but has all those great exclusive Nintendo games you can't play anywhere else. 041b061a72


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