The iPod Classic has been removed from the Apple Store online

iPod ClassicApple’s online store went down this morning, which is normal before big Apple events, and when it came back up, not only had Apple added the newest iPhones and Apple Watch, but it had eliminated an old friend. When you navigate to the iPod section, you will no longer find the iPod Classic, Apple’s legacy portable music player with a 160GB spinning hard disk. The demise of the iPod Classic isn’t a surprise — it still uses the old 30-pin connector, and Apple surely wants more people to stream audio through its Beats app — but it’s still the end of an era.