Apple Ends Production Of iPod After More Than 2 Decades

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The iPod is present playing its swan opus for Apple.

After astir 21 years, Apple announced it is ending production of the iPod Touch connected Tuesday. The exemplary was the past iPod successful accumulation for the company, which began to nutrient the MP3 subordinate successful 2001.

The past iPod exemplary volition proceed to beryllium sold “while supplies last,” the institution said.

The iPod “redefined” euphony discovery, according to Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak, and its music-listening diagnostic present “lives on” crossed different Apple products specified arsenic the iPhone.

The seventh-generation iPod Touch, released successful  2019, volition  beryllium  disposable  "while supplies last," according to Apple. The institution  announced it volition  discontinue the iPod connected  Tuesday.
The seventh-generation iPod Touch, released successful 2019, volition beryllium disposable "while supplies last," according to Apple. The institution announced it volition discontinue the iPod connected Tuesday.

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The institution sold implicit 54 cardinal iPods successful 2008, its highest income twelvemonth for the product, according to Apple income information tracked by statistic tract Statista. Its income made up astir 40% of Apple’s gross successful 2006.

In 2001, Apple’s precocious co-founder Steve Jobs archetypal introduced the $400 iPod ― since dubbed the iPod Classic ― that featured a click-based instrumentality to prime from 5GB of MP3 files.

“How galore times person you gone connected the roadworthy with a CD subordinate and said, ‘Oh, God―I didn’t bring the CD I wanted to,’” Jobs said astatine the announcement.

“ ... The coolest happening astir iPod is that your full room fits successful your pocket,” helium added.

Apple announced the archetypal  iPod exemplary  connected  Oct. 23, 2001.
Apple announced the archetypal iPod exemplary connected Oct. 23, 2001.

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The institution ended accumulation of the iPod Classic successful 2014.

Apple besides cycled done different iPod models passim the years, including an iPod Nano with a video camera, the clip-on iPod Shuffle and the iPod Touch.

The seventh-generation iPod Touch, introduced successful 2019, proved to beryllium the extremity of the roadworthy for the product. The model’s maximum retention capableness was implicit 50 times the magnitude of the archetypal iPod. Its 32GB exemplary is sold for $199, fractional the outgo of the 2001 iPod.

Tuesday’s announcement made a fig of iPhone fans memorialize their aged devices.

Y’all retrieve erstwhile everybody got an iPod interaction and would fake similar it’s a phone? Or is it conscionable me?? 😭😭

— HOOD VOGUE is bushed of poorness (@keyon) May 10, 2022

RIP to the iPod. Kids contiguous volition ne'er cognize the glory of having these each listed arsenic antithetic artists

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— Chad Hartigan (@chadhartigan) May 10, 2022

The iPod was my everything!
I wouldn’t cognize astir immoderate of my fav artists if it weren’t for the iPod my member talented maine stored with his afloat euphony collection… genuinely the extremity of an epoch 😢 https://t.co/mHJzfMTq1o

— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) May 10, 2022

I ran retired of abstraction connected my iPod successful 2013, and each clip I perceive to it, the songs punctual maine of mediate and precocious schoolhouse increasing up with my champion friends. Who are inactive my champion friends. I perceive to it each the time. I commune it lasts forever. https://t.co/unWBSXcydP

— abby (@abbyluschei) May 10, 2022
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