Apple officially ceases iPod


Apple is shutting down the iPod over 20 years after the device became the face of portable music and launched its dazzling evolution into the world’s largest company.

The iPod Touch, the only version of the portable music player yet to be sold, will be available until the end of supplies, Apple stated in a blog post on Tuesday.

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Since its launch in 2001, the iPod caught up with a storm of competing music players before being overshadowed by smartphones, streaming music online and inside the Apple pantheon, through the boom of the iPhone.

The iPod has gone through several iterations since it was created with a scroll wheel, the ability to store 1000 songs, and a 10-hour battery. The version that has been carried until now – the iPod Touch – was released in 2007, the same year as the iPhone.

Apple ceased reporting iPods sales in 2015.

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