Apple Discontinues The iPod 20 Years After Its Debut

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Apple's iPod is getting discontinued after launching over 20 years ago.

In an announcement Tuesday, the California-based company announced it is discontinuing the iPod Touch. The device will be sold in stores and on Apple's website only while "supplies last."

The original iPod, famous for its portable and sleek design, helped bring digital music to the masses after its release in November 2001. The stylish MP3 machine would go through a number of iterations over the next two decades, from the introduction of a "click-wheel" in 2003 to a screenless body for the iPod Shuffle.

But following the release of the iPhone in 2007, and the rise of streaming services such Spotify and Apple Music after it, the iPod's place in a crowded and changing technology market became uncertain.

Now, the iPod Touch, which received its most recent update in 2019, will be the last version of the iconic device ever made.

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