updated 05:40 pm EDT, Wed September 1, 2010
Apple waiting on iPod touch capacity?
Despite today updating the Touch as well as the Nano and Shuffle, Apple has left the iPod classic unchanged. The player currently holds about 160GB worth of music and video, and supports up to 36 hours of audio playback. These specifications are no different from the ones announced during last year's iPod refresh.
It is unusual of Apple to leave an iPod static for more than a year. The Classic has become relatively marginalized however, since it is now only one of two iPods not using iOS, and it is missing features present even on the fifth-generation Nano, such as a camera and an FM radio tuner. Its main purpose is to provide the largest possible capacity; it could thus be in a position to be eliminated, if and when Apple releases a Touch with more than 64GB of memory.