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Apple to halt iPod touch production after 21 years

Tech giant Apple has announced that it will no longer make its well-loved music player, the iPod Touch, which has been in the market for 21 years.

“The music lives on. iPod touch will be available while supplies last,” Apple said in a press release.

“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,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“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,” he added.

The original version of the iPod was launched on October 23, 2001 as the first MP3 player capable of storing 1,000 songs and a 10-hour battery life into a 6.5-ounce device.

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