Steve Jobs at Macworld in 2004.
Apple is ditching the iPod touch, the latest version of the portable music player that still sells.
The announcement ends an era of digital music that Apple first kicked off introduced the iPod in 2001boasting its ability to hold “up to 1,000 CD-quality tracks in an ultra-portable 6.5-ounce design that fits in your pocket”.
The first version of the iPod touch, which is more reminiscent of the iPhone, was introduced in 2007. The latest version was introduced in 2019.
The $ 199 iPod touch can send iMessages and make FaceTime calls as well as play music, but can’t make calls. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in a statement that “the spirit of the iPod lives on” through its many other products that integrate music playback capabilities.
Apple said the iPod touch will be available while supplies last.