Daring Fireball: A Touching Goodbye for iPod by John Gruber for Daring Fireball
Apple, today, announcing that the last remaining iPod model — the iPod Touch — is now discontinued and available only while supplies last…
The iPod was the first Apple product I owned. I suspect many folks share that experience. I remember using my friend’s first-generation iPod Nano to showcase why I should be allowed to get an iPod. I totally misunderstood what turning the playhead into a diamond meant. I figured it was a style choice rather than the UI design for scrubbing. 😬
Later I would get a blue second-generation iPod Nano that I rocked through high school, until I was given an iPod Classic for Christmas. I remember watching Avatar: The Last Airbender at driver’s ed and listening to a leaked rip of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories in the stock room of Kmart. Lately, I’ve missed having a device solely dedicated to music/media.
One more bit from John, before his own memories:
I suspect most people reading this news will experience two thoughts, simultaneously:
That’s a shame, I loved the iPod.
Wait, they were still selling the iPod Touch?
John’s suspicion was spot on when I told my dad that the iPod line was discontinued. He had no idea one was even for sale.