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Apple discontinues iPod, 20 years after it was released | Science & Tech News

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Apple discontinued the iPod 20 years after its release.

The US tech giant said its iconic music player has been replaced by other devices, rendering the iPod redundant.

Greg Joswiak, Apple‘s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said, “Today, the spirit of iPod lives on.

“We’ve built an incredible music experience into all of our products, from iPhone to Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and across Mac, iPad and Apple TV.

“And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound quality with support for spatial audio – there’s no better way to enjoy, discover and experience music.”

In October 2001, Steve Jobs launched the original iPod and it was the first MP3 player that could hold 1000 songs and had a 10 hour battery life.

“With the iPod, Apple has invented a whole new category of digital music player that lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go,” he told the ‘era.

“With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again.”

Similar MP3 players marketed by Microsoft and Sony did not have the same success as the iPod.

Apple has released five versions of its music player – the Classic, Touch, Shuffle, Mini and Nano.

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The company has been slowly killing off its iPod line in recent years as mobile phone technology allows customers to listen to music services on their phones.

In 2014, the classic Click Wheel model was discontinued, and the Shuffle and Nano were killed off three years later.

The seventh generation iPod touch was the only model still on sale today.

Without the iPod, there would never have been an iPhone or iPod, according to its inventor Tony Fadell.

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