Apple is discontinuing iPod
After being in the market for more than 20 years, Apple’s iPod is being discontinued. Apple has decided to kill the iPod lineup. Now when people can stream music on iPhone, iPad, Mac, HomePod, and Apple Watch, a device just for music doesn’t make sense. The iPod Touch 7 is the last iPod model to go on sale.
The last iPod was launched in 2019 and no one was actually waiting for an upgrade. Although the iPod was once a very popular device, people no longer use it. People use smartphones for listening to music. Music streaming apps provide access to millions of songs, so very few people actually download songs.
“Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impacted more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Today, the spirit of iPod lives on. We’ve integrated an incredible music experience across all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and across Mac, iPad, and Apple TV. And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound quality with support for spatial audio — there’s no better way to enjoy, discover, and experience music.”
The first iPod was launched by Steve Jobs on October 23, 2001. This was a tiny device that lets you keep your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to your favorite songs whenever you want. The device lets you download 1,000 songs and offered 10 hours of music playback. It revolutionized the market and became a super hit. The last iPod was iPod Touch released back on May 28, 2019. The product is still available and will be sold while supplies last.