How Much Are iPods Worth Now? What to do if you still have one as an Apple axes icon

IPods were once the pinnacle of technology and an absolute must. Today they are mostly found at the bottom of people’s drawers or in a box, but yours could be worth thousands

Now may be the perfect time to sell your old iPod
Now may be the perfect time to sell your old iPod

Remember the good old days? It was the year 2001, it was a cold October afternoon and you were going to the cinema to see this new movie called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

This is when Steve Jobs announced the iPod to the world and started an MP3 revolution that reverberated around the world.

That era is just a memory, though, like this week Apple confirmed it is shutting down the iPod.

Eventually, the invention of the smartphone replaced the iPod, but hundreds of thousands of music players are still in use today.

As Apple stops manufacturing these music devices, many are wondering what to do with their old iPods.

Thankfully, since confirmation, the resale price of the devices has skyrocketed, so yours could be worth a small fortune …

How much is your iPod worth now?







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There are five major brands of iPods: Classic, Mini, Shuffle, Nano, and Touch.

iPod Classic launched in October 2001 for $ 399, but their rarity today has made them much more valuable.

According to the Daily Mail, one sold earlier this week Ebay for $ 1,599 with $ 144.60 shipping on top.

News versions of the classic are also selling well, with one costing $ 1,388 in April.

However, don’t expect to get as much for the Mini, as the price hasn’t risen too much from its original cost of $ 249.

One was recently sold on eBay for $ 324.99, however.

The Shuffle was the screenless version of the device and was very popular with people going to the gym, running and cycling.

At $ 99 originally, it was by far the cheapest version.

On May 3, a second generation sold for $ 199.99, a significant increase from the original price.

At $ 145, the 2005 Nano was another well-priced iPod that was a notable improvement over its predecessors.

In March, one sold on eBay for $ 399.99.

Finally, the Touch was originally listed for $ 299 when it launched in 2007.

However, people are selling them for a staggering increase, with a fourth generation version costing $ 6,524.07 in March on eBay.

A sixth-generation one sold for $ 3,470 in April.

What to do if you still have an iPod







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Apple won’t close the Apple Music Store, so as long as your device is still working, you don’t have to worry about getting rid of it.

However, with prices currently so high online, now may be the perfect time to sell for a major upgrade.

This is especially true if you have an old one knocking in a drawer somewhere.

However, the ones sold for such a high price were either new or in near pristine condition, so don’t expect as much if yours was around the block.

Why is Apple discontinuing iPod production?






IPods have been officially discontinued by Apple

After 21 years, Apple will no longer produce iPods.

The first iPod had the capacity to store 1,000 songs, but today Apple’s streaming service has over 90 million songs.

The company has not provided a reason to stop production, but after more than 20 years it seems that the life span of the iPod has come to an end naturally.

However, Apple said it will continue to sell the Touch, the latest generation still on sale, “while supplies last.”

“Music has always been a part of our core at Apple,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing.

“Bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod has impacted not only the music industry, it has also redefined the way music is discovered, listened to and shared.

“Today, the spirit of the iPod survives. We’ve integrated an incredible music experience into all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to the HomePod mini, and on Mac, iPad and Apple TV.

“And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound quality with support for spatial audio – there’s no better way to enjoy, discover and experience music.”

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