iPod Modders Give Apple’s Abandoned Music Player New Life

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Apple finally killed off the iPod. After almost 13 years on the market, the iconic portable music player was retired without fanfare. The pocket-sized device with the click wheel and a small color display simply disappeared from Apple’s online storefront just as the products that were announced that day—the Apple Watch and the iPhone 6—were being added.  Soon thereafter, reports circulated that new-in-box models of the last iPod bearing that original design—then called the “iPod Classic”—were selling on internet auction sites for at least double…

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