Apple stops producing its iPods, more than twenty years later

Washington, May 10 (EFE).- The technological giant Apple announced on Tuesday the end of the manufacture of iPod, a line of portable music players that it launched in 2001 and that has lost popularity with the development of other types of devices.

The US firm explained in a statement that the latest iPod touch, the most recent iPod model, will remain available while supplies last.

Apple stated that for more than 20 years «the iPod has captivated users around the world who love the possibility of taking music with them wherever they go», but this function is now present in other products of the company, such as iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.

“Music has always been at the core of Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users the way iPod did has not only impacted the music industry, but also redefined how music is discovered, heard and shared,” he said. Greg Joswiak, Vice President of Marketing for the company.

Joswiak claimed in the statement that «the spirit of the iPod lives on» in all other Apple products that allow you to play and share songs.

Apple’s first digital music player known as the iPod was introduced at the Apple Music Event in October 2001.

The first iPods had a capacity of 5 and 10 gigabytes and their modern design combined a great playback quality.

But the brilliant idea behind the invention was its connection with a virtual store of songs on the Internet, the iTunes Store, which turned Apple into a provider of multimedia content.

Apple launched the latest iPod touch model in 2019, to which it added the functions of a smartphone, but without calls or text messages, which differentiated it from the iPhone, with a capacity of 32 and 128 gigabits.

(c) EFE Agency