The end of the iPod

The end of the iPod

Two days ago, upon learning that Apple's last surviving iPod Touch had been consigned to oblivion, I looked over at my 160GB iPod Classic battleaxe and actually said to it, out loud, "just you and me then, kid". It's easy to see why Apple nixed the last iPod standing; the company more or less announced that its iconic dedicated music player is no longer needed, since its iPhones (and iPads and even the Apple Watch) now have the whole portable music thing covered. Well, Tim Cook's behemoth may have called time on a product with a 21-year heritage in standard, nano, shuffle and mini guises, but my 15-year relationship with mine is as strong and enduring as ever, thank you very much. The iPod you can see in the above …
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