Apple has introduced that, after greater than 20 years, it’s formally discontinuing the iPod. In accordance with an announcement, iPod Touches—the final remaining mannequin—will stay on sale via the corporate’s web site, Apple shops, and approved resellers “whereas provides final.”
Apple launched the music participant in October of 2001 with its unique white, rectangular design and click-wheel navigation. Later editions included the Mini, video-capable basic iPods, the Nano, and the even smaller iPod Shuffle. In 2007, Apple launched its first iPod Contact, and, as the corporate started to introduce different new merchandise—comparable to more and more refined iPhones and the Apple Music streaming service—the iPod started to fade in reputation.
Examine one employees author’s love for the iPod Mini in Pitchfork’s function “How We Listened to Music Over the Final 25 Years.”