Apple to pull the plug on iPod after 20 years | CBC News

Apple is discontinuing the iPod, greater than 20 years after the system turned the face of moveable music and kickstarted its meteoric evolution into the world’s greatest firm.

The iPod Contact, the one model of the moveable music participant nonetheless being bought, will probably be accessible until provides final, Apple stated in a blog post on Tuesday.

Since its launch in 2001, the iPod took on a storm of competing music gamers earlier than being eclipsed by smartphones, on-line music streaming and throughout the Apple pantheon, by the rise of the iPhone.

The present iteration of the iPod, the Contact, has been on sale since 2007. (Andrew Burton/Getty Photos)

The iPod has undergone a number of iterations since its inception that includes a scroll wheel, the capability to retailer 1,000 songs and a 10-hour battery life. The model that has been carried until now — the iPod Contact — was launched in 2007, the identical yr because the iPhone.

Apple stopped reporting iPod gross sales in 2015.

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