Apple discontinues its last iPod

Apple just marked the end to one of the most important product lines in its history. The company has discontinued the iPod touch, which will only be available in stores "while supplies last." Not surprisingly, the company maintained that the "spirit of iPod" continues in other products, including the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.The move has been expected for a long time. Apple last updated the iPod touch in 2019, and that was just to provide a faster processor in a design that hadn't fundamentally changed since 2012. The iPod hasn't played an important role in Apple's product strategy for a long time, and it was increasingly a niche product aimed at kids and those who didn't want to use their phones for remote controls or workouts. Apple dropped the iPod classic in 2014, and scrapped both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle in 2017.Even so, it's a sad moment that closes a vital 20-year chapter in Apple's history. The company introduced the first iPod in October 2001, at a time when the firm was highly dependent on computers and still on shaky financial ground. While the Mac requirement limited interest for the first couple of years, sales exploded after Windows users joined the fray — Apple figured out the recipe for an easy-to-use MP3 player, and did a good job of marketing that concept to customers (see its well-known silhouette ads as an example).The iPod effectively made Apple the general consumer electronics giant it is today. It quickly dominated the MP3 player market,... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2022-05-10 16:14:33 UTC ]
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Apple discontinues its last iPod

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