iPod touch pulled completely from Apple’s website, will not support iOS 16
After announcing that it was retiring the iPod line by discontinuing the iPod touch in early May, Apple has now fully removed the device from its webpage following WWDC on Monday, officially closing the book on the iPod line and confirming that the device will not support iOS 16, which is now in developer beta testing.
Apple started removing iPod touch webpages about three weeks ago in several countries around the world, but now it appears that all references to the iPod touch have been pulled after the online Apple Store was taken down temporarily ahead of Monday’s WWDC special event.
Apple has shared a full list of devices that will support iOS 16, and notably, the iPod touch is not one of them. Apple has said that iOS 16 will be available on the iPhone 8 and later, with the update dropping support for the original iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple released the very first iPod in 2003, launching as the first MP3 player to store 1,000 songs. Following the launch 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.