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[Audio Player] When is the 8th generation of Apple iPod Touch? End of sale?

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iPod Touch, a popular product from Apple. The latest model is the 7th generation in 2019, which had 256GB of storage, which is the largest storage in history, so it was very popular with users who have a large amount of music data. But it’s been three years since the latest model went on sale. When will the latest model come out? I’m wondering if the sale has ended.

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2017 major reforms

2017 was a surprising year for iPod fans. The LCD screen was abolished, and the iPod shuffle, which specializes in shuffle playback, and the iPod nano, which is a smaller series than the iPod mini, were suddenly discontinued. It was very disappointing news for users who loved this series. Currently, only the Ipod Touch survives.

iPod ClassicBuilt-in hard disk type. Discontinued in September 2014.
iPod miniBuilt-in 1-inch hard disk, smaller and lighter than the original iPod. Discontinued in September 2005.
iPod shuffleA type that eliminates the LCD screen and specializes in shuffle playback. Discontinued in July 2017.
iPod nanoA series that uses flash memory and is even smaller than the iPod mini. Discontinued in July 2017.
iPod touchIt has a user interface with a full touch panel. The only survivor.

iPod Touch 7th Generation

iPod Touch 7th generation is 32GB, 128GB, 256GB size and you can choose your favorite color from space gray / gold / silver / pink / blue. With the sale of the large capacity type of 256GB, it was a very nice upgrade for music addicts. This model is on sale as of April 2022.

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New models will be released every 1 to 4 years

New models of iPod Touch are released approximately every 1 to 4 years. If the same flow is followed, it is estimated that the 8th generation will be released in 2022 or 2023. As the years have passed, it is predicted that there will be products with specifications that greatly surpass the current model.

1st generationReleased in 2007
2nd generationReleased in 2008
3rd generationReleased in 2009
4th generationReleased in 2010
5th generationReleased in 2012
6th generationReleased in 2015
7th generationReleased in 2019
8th generation?

Risk of end of sale

It is not impossible that the iPod shuffle and iPod nano were suddenly discontinued in 2017. In modern society, technological progress is tremendous, hardware progress is tremendous, and it is undeniable that Apple may be developing a new product that exceeds this iPod. Apple is systematically working to reduce its iPod lineup. In addition, there may be a sudden announcement of the end of sales due to the background of aggressive investment in the medical field, which is heating up in the United States.

Rise of new products

In recent years, the iPhone is one of Apple’s products that has been proud of its strong momentum. In the 2021 earnings announcement, iPhone sales increased 47% year-on-year. In addition, Asymco analyst Horus Dediu points out that Apple Watch sales exceed the heyday of the iPod, and the iPod is no longer in a big position for Apple.

Investing in the healthcare business

In recent years, due to advances in science and medicine, Google and the Ministry of Defense have been spending a lot of money in the United States to invest in the pharmaceutical and drug discovery industries such as human aging treatment. It is said that human life will be 120 years in the near future, 5 to 10 years later, and big investors are investing in the medical field. Apple is also increasing its investment in the healthcare business, although it’s a little different. Apple’s healthcare scale will be over $ 15 billion by 2021 and is said to be over $ 313 billion by 2027. In 2018, Apple Watch Series 4 received FDA approval as a medical device in the United States, and its introduction in the medical industry has further progressed, and we will continue to jointly invest with medical institutions to enter the medical data business such as electronic medical records. I’m considering it.

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