Apple’s online store sells out of all last remaining iPod touch models in the US
After announcing on Tuesday that the iPod lineup would be retired after the last remaining stock of the iPod touch had sold, Apple’s online store in the US is now showing all models of the device have now completely sold out, leaving only Apple’s international stores and third-party retailers to continue selling the device until their stock eventually depletes.
The Apple Post reported on Wednesday how all 256GB iPod touch models had been sold, with the lower-priced (PRODUCT)RED 128GB model also sold out; however, since then demand for the now-discontinued iPod touch has continued, with all six colors and three storage options now unavailable from Apple in the US.
Apple released the very first iPod in 2003, launching as the first MP3 player to store 1,000 songs. Following the launch of the release of the iPod mini in 2004 and the iPod nano in 2006, Apple unveiled the very first iPod touch in 2007, featuring a 3.5-inch widescreen MultiTouch display, becoming the most popular iPod in the lineup.
Apple quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle in 2017, leaving the iPod touch as the only remaining iPod in the range.
“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 in a press release on Tuesday.
“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.”