Only one day after Cupertino discontinued the iPod touch, its last dedicated portable music player, some configurations are already sold out in the Apple Store. Others remain for sale “while supplies last,” as Apple said of its fast-dwindling stock.
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Some versions of discontinued iPod touch are already sold out
For example, you can no longer order the iPod touch with 256GB of storage in any color on Apple.com in the U.S. And the (PRODUCT)RED model with 128GB of storage is also listed as “sold out.”
Although stock may fluctuate, it looks like Apple’s remaining iPod touch inventory is quickly depleting.
Introduced in October 2001, the iPod stands among Apple’s most iconic devices. But given the raft of Apple products that can play music — the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod mini and more — discontinuation became inevitable.
“Today, the spirit of iPod lives on,” Apple’s marketing chief Greg Joswiak said Tuesday. “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.”
Not all gone everywhere
While stock depletes in Apple’s online store, you may still find iPod touch at select Apple Store locations and at resellers while supplies last.
Released in May 2019, the seventh-generation iPod touch features a 4-inch Retina display, an A10 chip and a classic Home button without Touch ID.
After the iPod touch sells out, Apple will no longer offer any iPod. As many have noted, that marks the end of an era.