Tech giant Apple announced that the company will cease production of the iPod 21 years after it was launched.
The iPod was first produced in 2001 and had the capacity of 5 gigabytes, followed six years later by the iPod Touch, which looked similar to an iPhone.
According to Apple, the iPod touch “will be available while supplies last.”
“Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impact more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of worldwide marketing.
The last iPod Touch model was introduced in 2019 and has the ability to send iMessages and make FaceTime calls when connected to the internet.
According to sales data collected by statistics site Statista, Apple sold over 54 million iPods in 2008.
“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,” said Joswiak.
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