Apple discontinued the iPod, 20 years after it was launched.
The US tech big says its iconic music participant has been changed by one thing else that makes the iPod superfluous.
Greg Joswiak, Apple“The spirit of the iPod lives on in the present day,” mentioned Google’s senior vice chairman of worldwide advertising.
“We’ve built-in an unimaginable music expertise throughout all of our merchandise, from iPhone to Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and throughout Mac, iPad and Apple TV.
“And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound high quality with spatial audio assist – there’s no higher option to take pleasure in, uncover, and expertise music.”
In October 2001, Steve Jobs launched the primary iPod, and it was the primary MP3 participant that might maintain 1,000 songs and had a 10-hour battery life.
“With the iPod, Apple has invented a complete new type of digital music participant that permits you to put your complete music assortment in your pocket and pay attention anyplace,” he mentioned.
“With the iPod, listening to music won’t ever be the identical once more.”
Comparable MP3 gamers launched by Microsoft and Sony didn’t benefit from the success of the iPod.
Apple has launched 5 variations of its music participant – Traditional, Contact, Shuffle, Mini, and Nano.
The corporate has been phasing out its iPod line lately, with mobile phone expertise that enables prospects to hearken to music companies on their telephones.
In 2014, the traditional click-wheel mannequin was discontinued, and the Shuffle and Nano have been discontinued three years later.
The seventh-generation iPod contact is the one mannequin nonetheless on sale to today.
In accordance with inventor Tony Fadell, with out the iPod, there would by no means be an iPhone or an iPod.
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