Since its introduction over 20 years ago, iPod has captivated users all over the world who love the ability to take their music with them on the go.
Today, the experience of taking one’s music library out into the world has been integrated across Apple’s product line — from iPhone and Apple Watch to iPad and Mac — along with access to more than 90 million songs and over 30,000 playlists available via Apple Music.
Apple on Tuesday announced that the iPod touch — the last iPod the company is currently producing and selling — will only be available until supplies run out. The decision marks an end not just for the handheld device but also an end to the iPod product line, which helped reshape the entertainment industry two decades ago.
Let’s stroll down memory lane with some past iPod devices:
The original iPod, introduced on October 23, 2001, was the first MP3 player to pack a mind-blowing 1,000 songs and a 10-hour battery into a stunning 6.5-ounce package.
iPod mini, introduced on February 20, 2004, brought everything users loved about iPod into a smaller design at just 3.6 ounces.
iPod nano (2nd generation), introduced on September 25, 2006, offered a thin design, a bright color display, six stylish colors, and up to 24 hours of battery life, and put up to 2,000 songs in users’ pockets.
iPod touch, first introduced on September 5, 2007, brought the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface that made iPhone a hit to iPod with a gorgeous 3.5-inch widescreen display.
iPod nano (7th generation), introduced on September 12, 2012, was the thinnest iPod to date at just 5.4mm and featured a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display.
iPod shuffle (4th generation), introduced on July 15, 2015, offered a sleek design with up to 15 hours of battery life, 2GB of storage good for hundreds of songs, and a VoiceOver button to hear a song title, playlist name, or battery status.
iPod touch (7th generation), introduced on May 28, 2019, featured the A10 Fusion chip, enabling immersive augmented reality experiences and Group FaceTime, along with 256GB of storage.