Apple Inc officially declared that the iconic iPod would hit the shelves after 20 years. Catering to the music needs of millennials and GenZ alike, this device revolutionized the portable music industry and sparked the staggering rise of Apple into the largest conglomerate in the world.
The company still sells the iPod touch and according to Apple’s Tuesday blog post, it will be available till the existing supplies are exhausted.
Since its initial launch in 2001, the iPod offered an unparalleled music experience before being taken over by online music streaming, smartphones and in the case of Apple, the release of the iPhone.
Apple has rolled out several different iPod iterations since its launch including a scroll wheel, memory to store more than 1000 songs and impressive 10-hour battery life. The ongoing version – iPod Touch was released in 2007 along with the iPhone.
Since 2015, Apple hasn’t reported iPod sales. Despite analysts predicting the end of the road for the iPods, post the iPhone release, since it provided more than music, it endured for 15 more years.
Twitter was flooded with a slew of nostalgic, sad posts on the end of the iconic iPod