Apple ends the iPod after 20 years

Apple has announced the end of the iPod Touch, its last remaining portable music player model.

The company announced Tuesday that it will sell the current Touch “while supplies last.”

Apple no longer makes dedicated music players, but says “the spirit of iPod lives on” in all of its music-playing devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and HomePod Mini.

The demise of the iPod Touch marks an era. Apple says the first iPod came out “over 20 years ago

Apple made models that were almost exclusively for listening to audio until2017, when it discontinued the iPod Nano and Shuffle.

Those who wanted an iPhone-like experience but didn't need a phone found a following for the iPod Touch.

While the iPod Touch had its supporters, the writing was on the wall.

Apple announced the seventh-generation iPod Touch in a press release on Tuesday.

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