After two decades of being an iconic gadget for music lovers around the world, iPod is being discontinued. Customers and fans will be able to purchase new devices until the supply runs out.
In their recent statement, Apple noted that music was, and will remain, part of their identity. Given this, their users can keep the iPod experience by listening and discovering music on other Apple products – iPad, iPhone, and even Apple Watch.
First introduced in 2001, iPod started a revolution in the music industry and brought the music closer to users than ever before. It was advertised as a gadget that can hold almost 1000 song, which was almost unimaginable at the time.
Furthermore, iPod was the stepping stone that skyrocketed Apple’s popularity and made it the tech giant it’s to this day. In the first five years on the market, over 100 million iPods were sold worldwide.
Following the success of iPod, Apple launched its first iPhone in 2007, and the rest is history. Although smartphones and other handheld devices that followers its path made iPod oldfashioned, its becoming a relic only now when the company decided to officially discontinue the production.