Well, This Hurts. Urban Outfitters Is Now Selling Vintage iPod
Lately it seems like the universe is doing all it can to make me feel ancient before I turn 30 in a few months. And now I’m faced with yet another reminder of my rapidly deteriorating youth. Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is now selling the fourth generation iPod, labeling them as “vintage tech.” I get it universe, I’m a fossil.
Younger generations who want to buy one of these classic iPods may be thrown for a loop with its design. The fourth generation models were operated by a wheel you’d use to scroll through songs, and obviously it’s not compatible with wireless Bluetooth headphones.
But according to the New York Post, despite the dated design, classic iPods have been reconfigured to stay consistent with modern storage capabilities. These revisions include a new battery and 128GB of storage, which will make it useful for the youths of today while still providing a nostalgic aesthetic to older millennials like myself.
These classic iPods will cost customers a pretty penny, however. Urban Outfitters set the price tag for the vintage music player at a whopping $350, with their iPod Minis selling for $200.
But despite the hefty price tag, these musical relics of a bygone era have proven to be quite popular among younger consumers. In fact, you can no longer find either iPods or iPod Minis on sale on Urban Outfitters’ website. This is likely because all models sold out in quick fashion.
With such heavy demand, I think it’s a safe bet that they’ll have more in stock sooner rather than later, with more retailers likely to follow suit as well. If I had known that the early iPods would sell for so much nowadays I would’ve held on to my iPod Nano from middle school.
There’s no word on Zunes making a similar resurgence, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.