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José Alberto Lizana

15 years after the first iPod, why has Apple forgotten about it?
15 years after the first iPod, why has Apple forgotten about it?

Posted on October 28, 2016 – 11:01

It’s been 15 years since Steve Jobs introduced the first iPod, which was a revolution in the world of music and a change of habits in a society that was used to CDs and Walkmans that many of us had in our hands not long ago.

Until a few years ago, this music player from Apple was still alive , but nowadays, we can consider it as dead in the depths of our drawers due to the little use we have given it, and the abandonment by Apple. In this article I invite you to reflect with me on the reasons that led us to put the iPod in our drawers and not to use it.

15 years since the first iPod

It seems like yesterday when Steve Jobs brought us a little closer to the world of music with the arrival of the iPod, but it’s been 15 years since that October 23, 2001 , when Steve Jobs told us about his musical revolution. For the lovers of this genius of innovation and technology, I am sure you will like to see a fragment of this presentation, which I leave you with in the following video.

It was unimaginable that in a device as small and simple as an iPod we could enter the songs of our favorite singer-songwriters , with a capacity of 5 GB (1000 songs) and a range of 10 hours, in which we would enjoy our favorite songs while traveling on the bus or making a long trip. Here began the end of the CDs.

What has changed in these 15 years?

Who sees anyone using an iPod these days? Hardly anyone, or I dare say no one. What has happened in the last 15 years to get us to put the iPod in our drawers?

First came the arrival of the iPhone in 2007 and the ability to play music on this device which fulfilled the same functions as an iPod and which over time has ended up burying the music player of the Bite Apple company. The last iPod introduced was the Touch generation, and we already saw how it was the same as an iPhone except that no phone calls could be made.

In addition to the arrival of the iPhone we have seen in recent years the emergence of numerous streaming music platforms such as Spotify or Apple’s own service, Apple Music. This can be said to be what ended up defeating the iPod by taking away any kind of utility in our day-to-day life, and its oblivion for the youngest in the technological world.

In my opinion, I think that everything has its stage , with its beginning and its end. The iPod had its time, very important, because without this device we would not have had the iPhone, as this was a mix between the iPod with Internet access and being able to make calls, but the general idea of the iPhone was based on the iPod as we saw in the 2007 presentation.

Even if we only have this music player in mind, the “veterans” of the technological world, should not let the youngest ones fall into ignorance of its existence.

Did you have an iPod in your hands? What do you think about the “oblivion” that is taking place in the Apple world? I look forward to reading your thoughts on this topic in the comment box, and to discussing the reasons why Apple has discarded this product.

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