They haven't updated it in almost 2 years so if they don't change it at all we can assume that it may be discontinued, because the iPod Touch is expected to get a 128gb model. Personally I would rather pay $250 for 160gb rather than $400 for 128gb.
This is very easy. Download the software at audible.com. Then download your books from your online audible.com. They will transfer into Itunes. Then sync your ipod, picking the titles you want to hear.
Yes, Ipod cords are the same and universal for all iPods and iPhones except the new IPhone 5, 5c and 5s,, which use a micro usb variation. (Only made for Apple. New Ipad's use this new cord too, any first gen Ipad up until the 2 I believe? Otherwise, they even use the original cord. So any ipod is still universally accepted for Ipod, gen 7 and under.
Because people will pay it.
Seems Apple has discontinued the Classic and have just (as of 9/9/2014) removed it from their online store. Wanna bet that retail & used prices only go higher from this level??
I believe 90 days. But even during the warranty period, Apple is difficult, if not impossible to deal with.
But to be honest, although I love the amount of music I can put on the ipod classic,
there are some "bugs" that cause duplications and triplications of music. Apple "help" is not helpful. They don't
know why it does it...they only want to charge for the discussion. So, I like the product, hate the "non-support".
I noticed the battery life is about two years. All of my five I-Pod has the same experience. I just plug in a portible external third party battery rather spend money on a old unit. The hard drive last about the same time. When that happens, it goes in the trash. I use my I-Pod 12 hours a day.