The tech giant has made the drastic decision to discontinue one of its best-known and most popular items after 20 long years.
Apple is discontinuing production of the iPod 20 years after its first release.
The US tech giant said the iPod is essentially redundant after being replaced by other gadgets over the decades. The sun relationships.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing, said, “Today, the spirit of the iPod lives on.
“We have integrated an incredible music experience into all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to the HomePod mini, and on 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 first iPod went on sale in November 2001.
The iPod has undergone many changes since that first version.
The first iPod was monochromatic, could store up to 1000 songs, and sold for $ 399 dollars ($ A575).
After the classic came the iPod touch, shuffle, mini and nano.
Apple is still selling the iPod touch on its website despite the announcement.
Prices for the iPod Touch start at $ US 199 ($ A286).
Apple said in a statement, “Customers can purchase iPod touch through apple.com, Apple Retail Stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last.”
The tech giant used the statement to list other Apple products that can be used to listen to music.
It said: “Among the amazing ways to listen to music on a wide range of devices, including a wide variety of models from the new iPhone SE to the latest iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone is the best device for streaming Apple Music or for archive an entire music library on the go ”.
Apple Watch and HomePod mini have also been listed as alternatives.
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