According to Tony Fadell’s website, Apple, was on the verge of collapse, contacted him just as his startup was going under. They were thinking of making a digital music player. But there was no team, no prototypes, no design, nothing. In March, Tony and Stan Ng pitched Tony’s idea to Steve Jobs. In October, they launched the iPod to the world. Today there are more than 90 million songs available and 30,000 playlists via Apple’s streaming service Apple Music.
Apple announced on Tuesday that it is abandoning its first audio player, the iPod touch. Customers may, however, purchase the iPod touch while supplies last at apple.com, Apple Store locations, and Apple Authorized Resellers. The original MP3 player, designed by American engineer Tony Fadell, was released in 2001 with a storage capacity of 1,000 tracks.
“Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impacted more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to, and shared,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said.
Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban against Trump. Joswiak continued, “Today, the spirit of iPod lives on. 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.” For more information about Apple music visit Apple Music – Apple.