Before We Listened to Music on Our Smartphones, Apple Created the iPod and Now the Company Has Discontinued It

Before We Listened to Music on Our Smartphones, Apple Created the iPod and Now the Company Has Discontinued It

  • Apple announced it would not restock its iPod Touch, the last remaining version of the MP3 music player from the company
  • The tech giant launched the first generation iPod in 2001 with a scroll wheel to navigate through songs; when it first hit the market, the iPod had the capacity to store 1 000 songs
  • The company has sold 450 million versions of its music player, which includes the iPod Mini, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

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Apple has stopped making its iPod Touch, the company announced this week, after 21 years in production and several different variants.

This brings an end to the production of the tech giant's music player as the Touch was the last model in production.

Before We Listened to Music on Our Smartphones, Apple Created the iPod and Now the Company Has Discontinued It
The Apple iPod is being phased out the company said this week in a blog post. Image: Getty
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The company stated the reason for the iPod's death is that most of its other products have a music player fitted to them, rendering the iPod obsolete, Business Insider reported.

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The iPod Touch will be available while supplies last, Apple said in a blog post.

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According to the New York Times, the tech giant has sold 450 million iPods since its introduction in 2001 as it redefined the MP3 music player segment. Apple expanded the iPod's range with spin-offs including the iPod Mini, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle to appeal to different markets.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, says:

“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. "

There was some chatter on social media from users about the phasing out of the iPod:

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Apple Is working on some big changes for its new iPhone 14 Max and regular models that are set to drop in 2022

The merry-go-round of rumours about the new iPhone 14 has hit full steam ahead of a likely launch in September 2022, that's the month Apple uses to unveil a new version of its smartphone, Briefly News reports.

The big news is the culling of the mini version for the next generation phone as well as an upgraded A16 processor for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

With customers reliant and placing massive emphasis on the cameras in new phones, it's no surprise that the iPhone 14 will sport upgraded cameras with the flagship Pro models to use 48-megapixel cameras and offer video recording in 8K video.

Source: Briefly News

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