Soon after Apple officially killed the iPod on Tuesday, users flooded Twitter with remembrances of the little music player that changed the world when it barged onto the scene in 2001.
From tech influencers to industry analysts to garden-variety music lovers — you know, the folks whose ears lit up when Apple gave them a device that put 1,000 songs in their pockets — it was a genuine iPod lovefest.
Here are some of the finest tributes to the iPod.
Paying tribute to the iPod
Say goodbye to iPod. pic.twitter.com/1sSGjivOcw
— Basic Apple Guy (@BasicAppleGuy) May 10, 2022
My first iPod and its sleeping bag. pic.twitter.com/uxFqAaszHc
— Simon B. Støvring (@simonbs) May 10, 2022
Apple has officially discontinued….. the iPod
RIP to my first ever tech purchase, an iPod touch 2nd genhttps://t.co/BJNfUXdHyc pic.twitter.com/KjCpmWDLqL
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) May 10, 2022
Still works fine. pic.twitter.com/YnwHzrC1bD
— Randy J (@RandyJ03546636) May 10, 2022
Pouring one out for the iPod
One of my all-time favorite charts, the classic stegosaurus formation: https://t.co/JTpW8YP3Pu pic.twitter.com/TNPSl8u0zv
— Dan Frommer (@fromedome) May 10, 2022
With today’s iPod touch retirement, the iPod is officially over.
I’m endlessly grateful for iPod. It got me into the Apple ‘universe’ at 15. It’s what made me buy my first Mac three years later, which started my career as a designer and lover of delight in computer interaction. https://t.co/DzUPZu5sot
— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) May 10, 2022
noooo, iPod touch, you were too pure for this world! https://t.co/1m7ELjs1ae
— Anil (@anildash) May 10, 2022
Damn… lowkey a little sad to see that Apple has officially discontinued the iPod from today.
This thing changed the music game forever. RIP. pic.twitter.com/1Oskbo7eag
— Jon (@MrDalekJD) May 10, 2022
Some footage of the dock anx iPod in question, best $5 I have ever spent in my entire life pic.twitter.com/7YceYGGdAk
— tony.js (@TonyDotJS) May 10, 2022
It’s amazing. Everybody remembers their first iPod. For me it was an amazing product.
— Horace Dediu (@asymco) May 10, 2022
you changed the game pic.twitter.com/m2Mp9NmAhV
— Sam Francisco (@samsheffer) May 10, 2022
Using my iPod nano 2nd gen today Still works after 15 years! It was my first Apple device. pic.twitter.com/9zDC8X4RWl
— Caleb (@iCaleb7) May 10, 2022
RIP iPod 2001-2022
The iPod has been officially discontinued as of today
The music… the games… the memories all gone pic.twitter.com/0eLClT2clz
— TmarTn (@TmarTn) May 10, 2022
Apple is officially discontinuining the last remaining iPod – the iPod touch.
Goodnight, sweet prince. You won't be forgotten.https://t.co/W3lb5qcIxn pic.twitter.com/Kj8elSNUt7
— Federico Viticci (@viticci) May 10, 2022