Apple this week introduced that it was lastly discontinuing the iPod, telling prospects that the “music lives on.”
It comes as Apple admits that after 20 years, there’s actually no market left for the iPod, which has been outdated by the string of merchandise it helped encourage. Now, units like Apple’s greatest iPhones, streaming on Apple Music, and the mixing of merchandise like AirPods and even the Apple Watch imply that customers can get all of the performance of the iPod and extra throughout Apple’s ecosystem. Regardless of a 20-year run, it would shock you to study that Apple’s iPod gross sales peaked all the way in which again in 2008, only one 12 months after the iPhone was unveiled.
For those who’ve been an Apple buyer or fan for some time, you virtually definitely have an iPod reminiscence or two to share. In a sequence of polls this week, we need to learn about your favourite iPod, your first iPod, and extra! Take our polls under!
What was your first iPod?
Did you’ve got a favourite iPod?
Which iPod had essentially the most iconic design?
Will you miss the iPod?
If you’ve taken our polls, why not take the time to learn our story this week about how the iPod’s iconic design virtually did not make. New particulars in Tripp Mickle’s ebook ‘After Steve’ reveal that colleagues questioned Jony Ive’s distinctive design selections, the chrome steel, molded chassis, the brand on the again, and even the colour white!
The iPod is formally no extra. However as Apple’s Greg Joswiak mentioned this week, right now, the spirit of iPod lives on. We have built-in an unbelievable music expertise throughout all of our merchandise, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and throughout Mac, iPad, and Apple TV. And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound high quality with assist for spatial audio — there is not any higher option to take pleasure in, uncover, and expertise music.”