Apple to Stop Manufacturing of the iPod

AFP reports that Apple stated on Tuesday that it would no longer manufacture iPods, the MP3 players.

Apple said in a blog post that the current generation of iPods would only be available while supplies last.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing, said, “Music has always been an integral part of Apple, and delivering it to hundreds of millions of people in the manner that the iPod did had an influence beyond the music business.”

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“It also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared.”

According to Joswiak, the “spirit of the iPod” lives on in Apple’s products like the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and HomePod smart speaker.

“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,” Apple said in a blog post.

“Today, Apple has built the ability to take your music library out into the world into all of its products, from the iPhone and Apple Watch to the iPad and Mac.”

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Additionally, the Silicon Valley giant said that Apple Music’s subscription service allows users to stream over 90 million songs.

Analysts feared that the 2007 release of the iPhone would stifle demand for the iPod, since cellphones provide so much more than digital music.

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