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After two decades, Apple is retiring the iPod

After two decades, Apple is retiring the iPod

Apple has announced the end of its popular media player, the iPod, 20 years after it was initially marketed. The last iPod model is no longer being manufactured, although it will be accessible in retailers “while supplies last.” However, the company maintained that the “spirit of iPod” continues in other products, including the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

In October 2021, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPod, the first MP3 device with a 1,000-song capacity and a 10-hour battery life. “With the iPod, Apple has created a whole new category of digital music player that allows you to carry your complete music library in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go,” he stated at the time of its release.

Several other music players have been released throughout the years by firms such as Microsoft and Sony, but none have achieved the same level of success as the iPod. Over the years, Apple has introduced five different iPod models: the Classic, Touch, Shuffle, Mini, and Nano.

However, in recent years, the firm has been gradually eliminating its iPod line, since mobile phone technology has enabled people to listen to music on their cellphones. The Classic model was phased out in 2014, and the Shuffle and Nano models were phased out three years later.

Only the seventh-generation iPod Touch is still available. The iPod Touch, on the other hand, has been totally phased out of production and will only be offered in stores “while supplies last.” This brings an end to one of the most popular products introduced by Apple over two-decades ago.

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