As Apple retires the iPod after 21 years, STEPHEN BAYLEY sounds a fond farewell 


The iPod was more than bravura technology. 

In 2001, when it was launched, MP3 players using data compression were already around, but they were as ugly and as clunky as a car battery: Apple’s design was beautiful as well as useful.

Two decades on, the iPod is to be discontinued, made redundant by the even more wonderful product it begat, the iPhone. This might make business sense for Apple, but it feels like the end of an era.

The iPod was a breath-taking, look-again, I-don’t-believe-you…



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