Apple will stop producing this iconic device

It’s a turning point for a whole generation that grew up with the iPod, this little pocket music player that became a trend when it was released in 2001. “The spirit of the iPod lives on. We’ve built an incredible music experience into all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of international marketing, said in a statement.

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“Music has always been central to Apple, and making it available to hundreds of millions of users like the iPod did has impacted not only the music industry but also redefined the way music is played. is discovered, listened to and shared,” he continued.

450 million iPods sold

The iPod Touch will remain available at brand outlets while supplies last, said the Cupertino (California) giant. Rectangular, white, the iPod arrived on the shelves more than twenty years ago in 2001 and quickly experienced strong popularity.

In 2005, Steve Jobs launched the iPod nano on the occasion of a Keynote, the famous meeting for the presentation of new products. He impresses the public by taking out of the small pocket of his jeans, the new iPod.

This mp3 player and the iTunes software, also released in 2001, have thus powerfully shaken up the world of music by popularizing legal downloading, at the time when many sites made it possible to recover films and songs without paying a penny.

Since its launch, Apple has sold nearly 450 million iPods according to the specialized company Loup Ventures, quoted by the “New York Times”. This accessory has largely contributed to making the Apple firm the behemoth it is today, the iPod having inspired the iPhone.