Goodbye, iPod: Apple stops making last model

By | May 11, 2022

Enlarge / A click-wheel video iPod, perhaps the most iconic iPod model. This one went away a long time ago, but its last living relative’s days have come to an end, too. (credit: Aurich Lawson)

One of the most popular and iconic gadget brands in history is taking its last breath today. Apple announced that it will no longer make the iPod touch, the last device to carry the iPod name.

Apple says you’ll only be able to buy the $199 iPod touch from its stores until the current stock sells out. There’s still a store page for the iPod on Apple’s website, but it’s not easily discoverable in the main site navigation, and it carries a “while supplies last” marker.

The current iPod touch model isn’t actually all that old—it debuted in 2019—but that was just a minor refresh, and Apple hasn’t introduced a wholly new iPod model in many years.

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