Apple discontinues the iPod after 20-Year Run

Apple’s last iPod version, the 2019 iPod touch, has now been officially sold out on the official US online storefront, with a few more units remaining in Brazil, Canada and the UK.

On Tuesday, May 10, Apple announced in a newsroom post that their iPod line has been discontinued, with the iPod touch available via Apple “while supplies last”.

Just a day after the announcement, all iPod touch models were listed as “out of stock”, as reported by 9to5Mac.

Apple first released the iPod back in October 23, 2001, and it became the first MP3 player to pack an astounding 1,000 songs and a 10-hour battery life into a nifty 6.5-ounce package.

Its final version, the 2019 iPod touch, featured an A10 Fusion chip.

Today, the experience of bringing one’s music library anywhere has been integrated across Apple’s product line – from iPhone and Apple Watch to iPad and Mac – along with access to over 90 million songs and more than 30,000 playlists available via Apple Music.

Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak said, “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. 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.”

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