Apple Retiring the iPod Touch
After 20 years, Apple has announced it will be discontinuing its iconic iPod Touch.
According to The Verge, Apple revealed in a press release it will sell the current Touch “while supplies last.”
@Apple has discontinued the #iPod, ending the story of the device that saved the company and transformed it into the giant we know today.
RIP iPod. 2001-2022
What’s your favourite memory of the iPod? pic.twitter.com/sFPvuUOMI5
— AppleTLDR (@AppleTLDR) May 10, 2022
“Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impacted more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in a press release. “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. And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound quality with support for spatial audio — there’s no better way to enjoy, discover, and experience music.”
The original iPod was introduced back in 2001, offering music fans the ability to store up to 1,000 songs in an ultra-portable 6.5-ounce package.
Today, Apple users have the ability to integrate their music library into their iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac with access to more than 90 million songs and over 30,000 playlists on Apple Music.