Gen-Z Asks ‘what Is an iPod’ as Apple Discontinues Its Last iPod!
After 21 years, Apple has announced that the iPod will be discontinued.
The groundbreaking music player will no longer be manufactured, and the iPod Touch will only be available for purchase while supplies last.
There is no longer a need for the music device because music is now integrated into all other Apple products, including iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.
“The spirit of iPod continues on today.” Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, said, “We’ve integrated a great music experience across all of our products.”
Many people are upset that the legendary music player, which was first released in 2001, has been discontinued, with the hashtags #RIPiPod and #FarewelliPod trending on Twitter.
However, the end of the Apple period has revealed a startling truth: some people have no idea what an iPod is!
Gen-Z doesn’t know what an iPod is
I observed something weird while looking through Google after Apple’s heartbreaking announcement that the iPod would be discontinued on Wednesday.
Many others were looking for answers to the same question: ‘What is an iPod?’ At first, I assumed it was an error. Isn’t everyone familiar with the iPod? Then it occurred to me.
Some people, particularly those born after roughly 2012, have no idea what an iPod is. They grew up in a generation where iPhones were already commonplace, thus the music gadget was unnecessary.
In the eyes of Gen-Z, the traditional iPod with the iconic sliding wheel, the colorful Nano model, and the handy Shuffle that fastened onto your clothes are all non-existent – how sad!
On Twitter, someone recently wrote:
While I told the girl I was babysitting that I used to play games on an iPod when I was in middle school, she asked two questions: 1) was Jojo Siwa alive at the time, and 2) what is an iPod.
My six-year-old was blown away when I discovered my iPod touch. Mom, what exactly is an iPod? I expected to have to explain tapes at some point. and VHS. However, what about the iPod?
Most people are devastated
Some people have no idea what an iPod is, while others are heartbroken that Apple has discontinued the music player.
An iPod was a significant part of many people’s lives, and everyone had gone to listen to music.
An iPod was a significant part of many people’s lives, and everyone had gone to listen to music on.
The iPod has been formally retired by Apple. pic.twitter.com/4ZAL3tCFaG
Why isn’t anyone complaining about Apple’s decision to discontinue the iPod as if it weren’t a tragedy in the family?
It was the coolest possession.
Apple announced today that the last iPod will be retired. pic. twitter.com/T2vwJ4LvCc
History of the iPod
The last iPod was retired by Apple today. pic. twitter.com/T2vwJ4LvCc
At the time, there was no portable media player that allowed you to listen to music on the go.
There were Walkmans, but the iPod was groundbreaking at the time because it could store 1,000 different tunes.
Apple has released numerous models with differing sizes, functions, and colors, including touch screen devices, over the years.
The iPod Touch, which is the most recent device still available, is nearly comparable to an iPhone, with WiFi and apps, but no SIM card.
Apple sold an estimated 450 million iPod units by 2022, and they lasted more than two decades before being phased out.