An earlier version of this story claimed the wrong year for the release of the iPod touch. This error has been corrected. Apple announced on Tuesday that it will discontinue production of the Touch iPod, a game changer for many music lovers starting in 2007. “Music has always been one of our industry, and has brought us hundreds of millions users in a way that the iPod does more than just the music industry – it also redesigns how we discover, listen, and share music, ”said Greg Joswiak, Apple vice president of Global Marketing, in a news release. While Apple describes the new iPhones as an “amazing” way to listen to music, the display may annoy those early iPod listeners who may also be using their devices.
Apple says the iPod touch will still be there until the supply goes away. “Today, the spirit of the iPod is alive,” Joswiak continued. “We’ve integrated the amazing music experience across all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to the HomePod mini, and across the Mac, iPad, and Apple TV.” Apple released the first iPod in October 2001. It comes complete with a roller coaster and 5GB storage for a suggested price of $ 399. iPod – a thousand songs, in your pocket. ”