A pour for the iPod, a line of devices that revolutionized portable music 20 years ago.
On Tuesday, Apple announced that the iPod Touch would no longer be produced. The current model, launched in 2019, will be sold by the end of supply. It starts at $ 199 for 32GB. The iPod Touch was the end of the iPod line – basically an iPhone SE with an A10 processor and no cellular connection. It had an iPod by name, but Music was one of the many apps that filled the home screen.
The iPod has a long history, transforming the company when it debuted in 2001. At the time, it was a rare Apple product that was not a Mac যদিও although it was needed to transfer music. The iPod was initially ridiculed for its high $ 399 price tag, but it will soon take over the world and change the landscape of digital music forever. The iPod leads to greater interoperability with Windows, the iTunes Music Store, and later the iPhone, and protects Apple from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance.
The iPod Touch was released in September 2007, just months after the iPhone hit the shelves. However, it has not been promoted as part of Apple’s product catalog for some time, with Apple losing its only place in the Music tab when it changed its site menu last year. Now the only way to find it is to intentionally find it in the Apple Store and very few people are probably doing it.
Apple has rightly noted that there really is no need for a dedicated music player (the iPod Touch wasn’t really one). “The experience of taking your music library into the world has been integrated across Apple’s product line – from the iPhone and Apple Watch to the iPad and Mac,” the company said in a press release. “Today, the soul of the iPod is alive. We’ve integrated an incredible music experience across everything from iPhone to Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and across Mac, iPad and Apple TV. And Apple Music provides industry-leading sound quality with support for spatial audio – there’s no better way to enjoy, discover and experience music. “
Without the iPod Touch, the cheapest device for kids falls on the 10.2-inch iPad, which starts at $ 329.