Boxer Floyd 'Money' Mayweather still rocking out with jewel-studded iPod classic
Before and after Saturday's megafight between boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, the fighter known as "Money" was shown with what appears to be the last iteration of the iPod Classic — albeit fully studded with gems.
Mayweather was spotted with an originally unidentified hard drive iPod laden with pink gems. The wired earbuds associated with the device are matching, with the exposed white plastic outside the ear also encrusted with the stones.
Upon further examination, the device is from the last of the iPod Classic line, with an unknown capacity.
The iPod has been associated with Mayweather since as early as 2014. At the time, he said that he was still using the device because more gems can be attached to the device than newer iPods or iPhones.
Mayweather was asked before Saturday's bout why he still uses the device. He reportedly suggested that newer models were incapable of shuffling songs — but this is not in actuality the case.
The original iPod line was retroactively named the iPod classic during the sixth-generation rollout in 2007. Apple discontinued the line on Sept. 9, 2014, with the refresh in 2009 being Apple's last iPod to sport the 30-pin connector.
The sole remaining iPod is the recently boosted iPod touch. Apple discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle on July 27.