09 June 2022
Apple has officially discontinued the iPod Touch, its latest model that went official in 2019. The announcement also marks the end of the iconic iPod lineup after more than 20 years. The current-gen iPod Touch model will be sold until the stocks last which means if you were thinking of buying one, it could be your last chance of doing so.
It says that the "spirit of iPod" will continue to live through its other products via Apple Music. These include iPhone, iPad, HomePod, MacBook, and Apple Watch. All these devices support Apple Music, a music streaming service that is home to millions of songs spread across various genres, playlists, artists, and albums.
The first-ever iPod was launched as a stand-alone portable music player in October 2001. It gave users the freedom of taking about 1,000 tracks with them wherever they went. It proved to be an instant hit among users, especially young-age people. Apple then went on to release different versions of the device like the iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and eventually iPod Touch in 2007.
The iPod Touch was essentially an iPhone but without the support for making or receiving phone calls. It gave users a 3.5-inch touchscreen display with complete App Store compatibility. It means for the first time, iPod was not limited to listening to songs and people could install various apps and even watch videos. It was also a good choice for those who wanted something like a phone but not exactly a phone.
As mentioned in the beginning, the iPod Touch will be available for purchase until stocks last. It is available in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options for a starting price of $199. The color options include Gold, Blue, Silver, and Pink.