Just a day after Apple announced it was discontinuing the iPod touch, which remains available “while supplies last,” the portable music player is now listed as “out of stock” in some configurations on Apple’s US online store.
For example, iPod touch can no longer be ordered with 256GB of storage in any color on Apple.com in the US, and the (PRODUCT)RED model with 128GB of storage is also listed as “sold out” in the US. Stocks may fluctuate over the next few days, but it’s clear Apple’s remaining iPod touch inventory is running out fast.
First introduced in October 2001, the iPod is one of Apple’s most iconic products, but the device’s discontinuation was made inevitable given the wide range of Apple products that can play music, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch , HomePod mini and more.
“Today, the spirit of the iPod lives on,” Apple marketing chief Greg Joswiak said Tuesday. “We’ve built an incredible music experience into all of our products, from iPhone to Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and to Mac, iPad and Apple TV. And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound quality with support for spatial audio.” — there is no better way to enjoy, discover and experience music.”
While supplies are running low at Apple’s online store, iPod touch can 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 completely sold out, Apple will no longer sell any iPods, marking the end of an era.