The End of an Era: What Was Your Favorite iPod?

Apple today announced the official discontinuation of the iPod touch, the last remaining device in the iPod lineup. The sunsetting of the iPod touch marks the end of a 21-year era, that all started with the 2001 iPod.


Over the years, Apple introduced multiple iterations of the iPod, including iPod mini, multiple versions of the iPod nano, the iPod shuffle, and the iPod touch. We want to hear from you - what was your favorite iPod? Let us know in the comments below, and share your iPod photos with us.

Apple said that it is discontinuing the iPod because the iPod's capabilities have been built into the entire Apple product lineup, from the Mac to the iPhone to the Apple Watch.

Apple plans to continue selling the iPod touch on its website and in retail stores while supplies remain, but once it sells out, it will be gone for good. The iPod touch is priced starting at $199.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
28 months ago
The classic 6th Gen iPod was my favorite, up to 160 GB storage.

Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
clickerclacker Avatar
28 months ago
This one.

Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
28 months ago
My favorite iPod was the nano, specifically, the 4th and the 5th gen iPod nano.

4th gen nano:



5th gen nano:



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Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tagbert Avatar
28 months ago
iPod shuffle 4th Generation.
Super small with built in clip.
Lots of colors.
Inexpensive.
Very focused experience.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
28 months ago
I have a soft spot for the OG because that was the device that got me interested in Apple as more than a computer maker.

I’d used Macs from ‘99 up to that point, but the iPod was such a cool product that I became invested in their industrial design. It’s hard to imagine now, but that first device was like a piece of art compared to other portable music players.

That was the turning point for me where they were no longer just the words ‘education’ and ‘creative’, and a company that made computers “that guy” (There was always someone like me…) would use; they were a lifestyle brand.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SigurTom Avatar
28 months ago
iPod Classic
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)