Apple begins removing iPod touch webpages as remaining stock sells out
Apple has started removing the iPod touch from its website in several countries around the world after announcing earlier this month that it was discontinuing and retiring the iPod product category completely.
As spotted by Twitter user Heedo Abu Laban, Apple has now pulled the online Apple Store in Canada, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and Switzerland, with links redirecting to Apple Support webpages.
While the iPod touch is no longer available to purchase directly from Apple in the mentioned countries, some third-party retailers still have remaining stock of the now discontinued device, although stock levels will likely also be nearing depletion.
Apple announced towards the beginning of the month that after more than 20 years, the company was pulling the plug on the portable music lineup by discontinuing the last remaining model in the range – the iPod touch. Shortly after the announcement, iPod touch models began selling out quickly from Apple’s online store, with only a few colors and storage configurations remaining available in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as in a handful of other countries around the world.
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.
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