Tech Giant Apple Discontinues The IPod Music Player. Tech Giant Apple has announced that it is discontinuing the IPod Music player as it has music experience that is integrated across Apple’s product line — from iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods to HomePod mini, iPad, and Mac.
Since its introduction over 20 years ago, the 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.
“Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impacted more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said in a statement. “Today, the spirit of iPod lives on. We’ve integrated an incredible music experience across all of our products, from the iPhone to the 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.”
The iPod has also been credited with accelerating shifts within the music industry. The iPod’s popularization of digital music storage allows users to abandon listening to entire albums and instead be able to listen to specific singles.