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The iPod is finally dead. Long live the iPod.

By Chris Velazco

10 May 2022 · 4 min read

For a generation of people who lived, worked and grew up in the 2000s, the word "iPod" was synonymous with music. Escaping the sight of those white ear buds was nearly impossible. And despite the speed with which smartphones took over our lives, Apple kept making its digital media players without much fuss.

Not anymore.

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