Today, on Tuesday, May 10, Apple officially announced to discontinue the iPod touch, one of the most beloved and core music devices of Apple.
The primary reason behind this major decision to eliminate the iPod touch from the Apple family is that the company’s other devices like iPhone and iPad have the same and even far better capabilities.
“Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impacted more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Today, the spirit of iPod lives on. We’ve integrated an incredible music experience across all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and across 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.”
The iPod touch 7th-generation is the last remaining device in the iPod lineup, which was originally launched in May 2019 which means it hasn’t been updated for the last three years.
The seventh-generation iPod touch features a 4-inch display surrounded by thicker bezels, powered by the A10 Fusion chip, and a regular Home button without any Touch ID mechanism for biometric security and comes in Pink, (PRODUCT)RED, Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Blue colors at $199 “while supplies last.”
On October 23, 2001, in the special Apple event at the Town Hall auditorium at Apple’s former Infinite Loop headquarters, a genius designer and marketer, Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs introduced the original first-ever iPod.