20 years after launch, Apple will stop selling iPods

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The version on sale today, the seventh generation iPod touch, was launched in 2019 and includes the iPhone 7 . had a processor similar to

An Apple iPod.
An Apple iPod.

After 20 years of revolutionizing the music world, the iPod is finally dead. no appleor build more units of the current versioniPod touch, although they will continue to sell it until inventory runs out.

The iPod Touch was the last iPod in the company’s lineup. It was introduced in 2007 with similar functions to the iPhone but no ability to make phone calls Or send and receive SMS messages. Over the years it has evolved but always as an affordable entry into the world of iOS and the company’s app and game stores.

The version on sale today, the seventh generation iPod touch, was released in 2019 and was shown in same processor For iPhone 7, four-inch screen and 8-megapixel camera.

“Music has always been a part of Apple, and has brought it to millions of users in the same way that the iPod made an impact beyond the industry; Redefined the way we discover, listen and share”Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of marketing, explains.

The original iPod, launched in October 2001, became one of the company’s most iconic products and was one of those responsible for it, along with the iMac. Apple’s Explosion in Popularity Following the return of Steve Jobs as President.

Its simple design, to rotate with a central control wheel music catalog, and its compact size Compared to other MP3 players of the time, they quickly set it apart.

Smaller than a pack of cigarettes, it claimed to store 1,000 songs inside, a huge amount of music at the time. The first generation needed a Mac computer To transfer music, but in the fall of 2002, Jobs announced the second generation iPod, which included support for Windows for the first time.

But beyond the device, Jobs’ cool touch was pairing it with a music store, iTunes, where you could buy songs individually for $0.99. service achieved curb music piracy and Napster, but it also overturned the record industry, which used to sell multi-song albums.

In recent years, however, the iPod has increasingly played a role. less relevant to the company’s business And less understanding as a product. From iPhones to HomePod speakers, to iPads, Macs, and even the Apple Watch, nearly every Apple device now offers the ability to play music and access Apple Music, the company’s subscription music service.

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