Apple has stated that the iPod Touch will be discontinued, with the product being accessible ‘while supplies last.’
The business confirmed the revelation in a news article on Tuesday, saying that “the spirit of iPod lives on” in all of its music-playing devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and HomePod Mini.
The last remaining model in Apple’s portable music player portfolio has been discontinued, signaling the end of an era.
The original FireWire-equipped iPod model which debuted 20 years ago, was mostly used as a portable music player, and Apple continued to make models that were primarily used for listening to audio until 2017 when it retired the iPod Nano and Shuffle.
Tony Fadell, one of the original iPod’s creators, stated that the iPod team was aware that the iPhone will eventually overtake music players.
“It became evident to us that mobile phones, particularly feature phones, posed a serious danger. They were beginning to include music, specifically MP3 playback, in the cell phones they were shipping at the time “he stated.
The first iPod touch was released in 2007, the same year that Apple released the first iPhone.
Except for the calling features, it contains the same hardware and software as the original iPhone.
Apple is trying to drive its market audience toward its other devices that provide music listening now that it has abandoned its iPod line.