Apple iPod Touch Discontinued After 2+ Decades Run
Apple has made an official declaration that the iPod Touch, the company’s last portable music player device, would be discontinued.
The company had said that Touch model will be sold till stocks last. Today, all iPod touch models in all configurations, including the US Store, are completely sold out.
Despite the fact that Apple has discontinued dedicated music players, they claim that the spirit of iPod will be alive in all Apple devices that play music, such as the iPad, iPhone, and HomePod Mini.
There is no doubt that the iPod Touch’s demise marks the end of an age.
When it comes to Apple’s history, Steve Jobs originally unveiled the iPod almost 20 years ago. Apple built the versions that were on the higher end of the market, targeting the premium segment, however the initial model was integrated with FireWire and worked as a portable music player. In 2017, the iPod Nano and Shuffle were discontinued, yet people were still listening to music on them.
Although the iPod Touch was hailed as the modern classic music player by many iPod lovers across the world, it also gained a following among those who wished to buy an iPhone—particularly those who wanted to try it out but didn’t need one.
Apple released an official press statement in 2019 announcing the 7th-Gen iPod Touch. In 2015, the sixth-generation iPod Touch was released.
Although the iPod models have been phased out of stores, it is difficult to fully eliminate something so iconic.
We’ll probably see more iPod variation projects from fans, as well as web experiences that conjure nostalgia for the days of specialized music players.
Apple did not establish the industry for MP3 players, but it propelled their appeal to new heights; today, Sony and Fiio are carrying on the tradition for diehard music fans.