The iPod was the first player to use MP3 technology that could hold 1000 songs and had 10-hour battery life, revolutionizing how we consume music. The US tech giant said that its iconic music player had become obsolete due to the latest phones that can also play music.
So, now Apple has ended its production of the iPod 20 years after its release.
The US technology giant announced that its famous music player was replaced with different devices, making the iPod obsolete.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice-president for worldwide marketing, stated: “Today, the spirit of iPod continues to live.
“We’ve created an exceptional musical experience for all our products, including iPhone to HomePod mini, iPhone and the Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and over Mac, iPad, and Apple TV.
“And Apple Music delivers industry-leading audio quality, with the ability to play spatial audio. There’s no better way to experience music, discover, and enjoy music.”
In October, Steve Jobs debuted the original iPod. It was the first player to hold 1,000 songs and had an endurance of 10 hours.
“With iPod, Apple has created a new type of digital media player that allows you to store your entire music collection in your pocket and play it anywhere you travel,” he said.
“With iPod music on the go, music listening is never the same.”
Similar MP3 players made by Microsoft and Sony didn’t have the same popularity as iPod.
Apple has launched five variations of the music player: it’s the Classic, Touch, Shuffle, Mini and Nano.
The company has slowly ceased its iPod range over the last few years, thanks to the development of mobile phones that allows users to access music on their mobile phones.
In 2014, the original clicking wheel design was withdrawn, as was the Shuffle Nano. Then, Shuffle Nano was taken out three years later.
The seventh-generation iPod touch is the only model available for sale.
According to its creator Tony Fadell, there would have never been an iPhone or iPod without the creation of the iPod.