iPod has been one of the revolutionary gadgets of our time. It has filled many childhoods with unforgettable memories. The idea of carrying almost all your playlist without the hassle of changing the discs or cassettes was a dream come true for music lovers. The music player revolution has been one of the launching pads for many tech companies. Previously we saw Sony with its Walkman and Discman that gave it a huge jump in the tech industry. In the early 2000s, it was all about Apple and how it changed the tech industry with its revolutionary device. Apple wasn’t all over the tech globe like it is today, thanks to the iPhone and iPod.
It has been 3 years since Apple pulled the plug on iPod Classic and now Apple is doing the same with iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. Apple has pulled both of the iconic iPods from its website after news conformation of cancellation of production of the two. Only the iPod touch will be on sale from now on in 64GB and 128GB options. The 64GB is being sold for $199 and the 128GB is going for $299.
The death of iPods and other major MP3 players was due to the fact that streaming has been becoming more mainstream by the day and that smartphone share has drastically increased. Services like iTunes, Spotify, Google Music and many more have led people to switch from downloading and transferring music to simply streaming it. It is better as well as the service gives options all by itself and you get to find new songs rather than listening to your old songs over and over again. In many parts of the world it is being adopted and other companies which are still making dedicated MP3 players have a chance of capitalizing on these markets.
Apple earlier killed the 3.5mm headphone jack as well bringing an end to it. It is just a matter of time that the world leader in tech industry changes the way we listen to music altogether.
iPod will surely go in history as one of the products that revolutionized the tech industry and all credit goes to Steve Jobs and co for coming up with a revolutionary device that has made many childhoods memorable and many trips meaningful.