Soon, only one relic of the early aughts will remain – the i Pod Touch.
To celebrate the lives of two of our favorite players, we've resurfaced this guide to the best i Pods ever made, ranked best to worst.
Apple broke the news that it will take the heads man's axe to some of our favorite MP3 players, the i Pod Shuffle and i Pod Nano.
This news comes just three years after Apple killed off its iconic i Pod Classic.
Nowadays the i Pod Classic is long-gone, and all that remains is the i Pod touch and the portability-focussed Nano and Shuffle.
It’s been a massive 15 years since the first generation of i Pod was released, and in that time the lineup has seen a lot of changes, some for better, and some for worse.
It had a full color screen, and kept the classic i Pod scroll wheel.
What was interesting however was its shape, which made it look more like a shrunken i Pod Classic than a Nano (almost all of which are long and thin rather than squat and fat). Down at this end of the list is where we get into serious nostalgia territory.
Relative to the millions that would go on to buy an i Pod over the years, hardly anyone bought its first generation. For starters it only worked with Macs, and featured a weird mechanical scroll-wheel that felt primitive compared to the beautiful touch-wheels that would succeed it.
We’re including the first generation of i Pod on this list because it was a fantastic proof of concept for what was to come, but by modern standards it feels positively ancient.