Apple has announced the end of its iPod Touch music player after 21 years, putting an end to a product generally credited with transforming how people listen to music.
The initial iPod, debuted in 2001, had a capacity of 1,000 songs. Apple’s music streaming service currently has over 90 million songs available.
The iPod Touch was developed by the same team that built the iPhone, which swiftly surpassed the iPod in popularity. The last time Apple upgraded the iPod was in 2019.
Various iPod versions, such as the Nano and Shuffle, have been launched throughout the years, but the iPod Touch, which was debuted in 2007, is the most recent device to be discontinued.
It will be available for purchase “while supplies last,” according to Apple.
The gadget “redefined how music is found, listened to, and shared,” according to Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing.
To me, the IPOD is the most innovative product of our lifetimes. It led to the changes in the way we communicate, function, and collaborate. It was not 1st in class but it was the most efficient.
Heck of a run IPOD! @Apple
— Bhrett McCabe, PhD (@DrBhrettMcCabe) May 10, 2022
iPod fans have flocked to social media to express their feelings at the news and share recollections about the music players.
With considerable hoopla and expectation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs launched the first iPod model in 2001, clad in his typical trousers and black turtleneck.
There were suspicions that the business was planning to introduce a new music player after the invitation to the launch event said, “Hint: It’s not a Mac.”
“Music is an essential component of everyone’s lives.” There has always been music. During his hour-long talk, Jobs added, “It’ll always be there.”
“1,000 tunes in your pocket,” was the night’s major headline.
Over the years, many celebrities have endorsed the iPod, including John Mayer, U2, and Oprah Winfrey. The first automotive entertainment system with an integrated iPod system was introduced by BMW, and other automobile manufacturers swiftly followed suit.
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