After 20 years, Apple pulls the plug on iPod

The popular iPod models include iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and the latest iteration, iPod Touch.

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Two decades after the launch of the first iPod, Apple has decided to discontinue the product that revolutionised the way we consumed music. Apple has shipped more than 450 million iPods, the first of its kind device to ‘hold 1,000 songs in your pocket’. 

“Today, the spirit of the iPod lives on. We’ve integrated an incredible music experience across all of our products,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. 

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The popular iPod models include iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and the latest iteration, iPod Touch. Touch was released in 2007 and last updated in 2019. The model will remain available “while stocks 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 impacted more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared,” said Greg Joswiak.

iPod fans have taken to Twitter bid adieu.

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Avi Gopani
Avi Gopani is a technology journalist that seeks to analyse industry trends and developments from an interdisciplinary perspective at Analytics India Magazine. Her articles chronicle cultural, political and social stories that are curated with a focus on the evolving technologies of artificial intelligence and data analytics.

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