Apple has discontinued the iPod, 20 years after it was launched.
The US tech large mentioned its iconic music participant has been changed by different units, making the iPod redundant.
Greg Joswiak, Apple‘s senior vice-president of worldwide advertising and marketing, mentioned: “At present, the spirit of iPod lives on.
“We have built-in an unimaginable music expertise throughout all of our merchandise, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and throughout Mac, iPad, and Apple TV.
“And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound high quality with help for spatial audio – there isn’t any higher technique to take pleasure in, uncover, and expertise music.”
In October 2001, Steve Jobs debuted the unique iPod and it was the primary MP3 participant that might maintain 1,000 songs and had a 10-hour battery life.
“With iPod, Apple has invented an entire new class of digital music participant that permits you to put your whole music assortment in your pocket and hearken to it wherever you go,” he mentioned on the time.
“With iPod, listening to music won’t ever be the identical once more.”
Related MP3 gamers launched by Microsoft and Sony didn’t have the identical success because the iPod.
Apple has launched 5 variations of its music participant – the Traditional, Contact, Shuffle, Mini and Nano.
The corporate has been slowly killing its iPod vary lately, with cell phone expertise enabling prospects to hearken to music companies on their telephones.
In 2014, the basic click on wheel mannequin was discontinued, and the Shuffle and Nano had been killed off three years later.
The seventh-generation iPod contact was the one mannequin nonetheless on sale at the moment.
With out the iPod, there would by no means have been an iPhone or iPod, in accordance with its inventor Tony Fadell.
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