Apple discontinued production of the iPod Touch in order to focus on newer models. This was done 21 years after the launch of it. It has revolutionized music and the way it’s accessed and shared.
The first portable MP3 devices date back to the late 1990s, they weren’t as popular or successful as the iPod. Although this one did make a difference when it came out. Once the iPod came out, you could only store about 1,000 music tracks. Today though, that number has increased to over 90 million devices since Apple kept innovating and designing more powerful devices. The company that later helped design the iPhone is the same team that designed the iPod first.
Several iPods were released over the years and they are now discontinued, including the Nano and the Shuffle. It was last updated in 2019, but the model is no longer being sold by Apple. The most recent versions had some smartphone features such as photos, emailing and video calling capabilities.
As of December 2016, Apple has sold around 460 million iPods worldwide and 450 million iPhones. They have also announced that the iPod will continue to be available for purchase in the future.
In the early days of the iPod, Steve Jobs, not surprisingly, set a greater goal. His original plan was to make it into a product that consumers will want to purchase after hearing its appealing design. In just a few years, the use of this device that produces music called the iPod changed everything. The iGen was presented to us completely silent, which clearly says their lifestyles revolved around listening to their music more than anything else. From a business perspective too, the change they brought about was big. Apple managed to take control of the market and set them on a path.
Author: Vlachogiannis L. George