iPod Touch Already 'Sold Out' in Some Configurations After Being Discontinued
Just one day after Apple announced it is discontinuing the iPod touch, which remains available "while supplies last," the portable music player is now listed as "sold out" in some configurations on Apple's online store in the United States.
For example, the iPod touch can no longer be ordered with 256GB of storage in any color on Apple.com in the United States, and the (PRODUCT)RED model with 128GB of storage is also listed as "sold out" in the country. Stock may fluctuate over the coming days, but it is clear that Apple's remaining iPod touch inventory is quickly depleting.
First introduced in October 2001, the iPod is one of Apple's most iconic products, but the device's discontinuation became inevitable given the wide array of Apple products that can play music, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod mini, and more.
"Today, the spirit of iPod lives on," Apple's marketing chief Greg Joswiak said Tuesday. "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."
While stock is depleting on Apple's online store, the iPod touch may still be found at select Apple Store locations and at Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. The seventh-generation iPod touch was released in May 2019 and features a 4-inch Retina display, an A10 chip, and a classic Home button without Touch ID.
Once the iPod touch is fully sold out, Apple will no longer sell any iPod, marking the end of an era.
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Yesterday I broke the news to him. He is super smart (started reading when he was less than 3yr), but his mind doesn't understand how quickly "while supplies last" is. He thinks there will still be some by the time he saves his money. He asked my mother, his grandma, if he could help her clean houses to make some money. He said that she would give him $20 for each house he helps clean, so he did the math and was so excited yesterday at the possibility of finally getting one.
He doesn't know it, but grandma went ahead and gave us the money yesterday to order one and put it up without telling him. He is going to help her clean, save his money, work on Swift Playgrounds, and when he sadly thinks they are all out of stock, there'll be one waiting for him.
It might not make the news like the introduction of Tony Fadell's book, but I can't wait to surprise him with it. He has a brilliant mind to be 10, and I hope that continues the spark that tech puts in his eye--that he will do good with it far more than I ever hope to.
I give him a penny every time he codes and compiles a full featured game in 6502 assembly language. For every bug he's getting spanked.
Yes, we could (and at this point will have to) do much the same with low end iPhone or iPad models, but it's simply not as cost effective (or in the case of iPads, portable). Some of our trainers take 12 iPod touches with them in a flight case to client sites... 12 iPads is considerably more weight.