The Apple iPod stopped working 20 years after it was introduced to the market.
It was the device to start the Apple revolution, being able to hold 1,000 songs and forever changing the way we listen to music. It’s now the last remaining product in the portable media player line, propelled by the arrival of the iPhone that mirrored many of the same features.
The iPod Touch will follow the death of the iPod Classic and iPod Nano, which have already been discarded. However, Apple has indicated that the last remaining generation of the iPod will be on sale “until supplies run out”.
People have now turned to Twitter with bittersweet farewells and nostalgic memories.
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When the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced it in 2001, the iPod came with an astounding 10 hours of battery life.
The tech giant has continued to produce multiple versions of the device — including the iPod mini and iPod nano — but many experts have long predicted that production is unlikely to continue in the long term due to the rise of the iPhone and other smartphones with cannibal music players. .
The iPod “has redefined how we discover music,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of global marketing.
“Music has always been at the heart of what we do at Apple, delivering it to hundreds of millions of users in the way the iPod has impacted more than just the music industry — it’s also redefined how we discover, listen, and share music,” she said.
Today, the spirit of the iPod is still alive.
“We’ve integrated an amazing music experience across all of our products, from iPhone to Apple Watch to HomePod mini and across Mac, iPad and Apple TV.
“Apple Music delivers industry-leading audio quality with spatial audio support — there’s no better way to enjoy, discover, and experience music.”
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