Apple Retires Its Last iPod Model, Bringing an End to an Era

Apple Retires Its Last iPod Model
Apple Retires Its Last iPod Model

The iPod, a game-changing product that revolutionized the music and technology industries more than two decades ago, is no longer available.

The iPod Touch, the last of a product range that began in October 2001, was announced by Apple on Tuesday as being discontinued. The touch-screen model was first released in 2007 and will be available until supplies run out.

Over the years, Apple developed hundreds of iPod models, but the product was eventually overshadowed by its other products, particularly the iPhone. As a result, in 2014, the corporation began to phase out models. The iPod classic, a variant with a click wheel and a small screen that was close to the original, was discontinued at the time.

The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle, Apple’s tiniest music players, were discontinued in 2017.

The iPod Touch, which was popular as a less expensive alternative to the iPhone, lasted a few years longer. The device cost $199 when it was last updated in 2019. Compare that to Apple’s most affordable iPhone, the SE, which costs $429.

“From the iPhone to the Apple Watch to the HomePod mini, and across Mac, iPad, and Apple TV, we’ve integrated a fantastic music experience,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s worldwide marketing senior vice president.