When did iPod sales start to decline?

With the growing popularity of smartphones, however, MP3 players were gradually pushed towards obsolescence and iPod sales started declining in 2009. In 2014, the last year Apple broke down iPod sales as a separate category, the company sold 14.4 million iPods, down from nearly 55 million units in 2008.

Why did the iPod decline?

The iPod’s mature and decline years came fast. Not that there was something wrong with the product itself. But the smartphone era was too disruptive, and the music player did not stand a chance. Apple decided to stop reporting the iPod as a product category in its financial documents in late 2014.

How much was an iPod in 2004?

Major iPod Introductions

Model Announced Price
Third-generation iPod April 2003 $299, $399, $499
iPod mini January 2004 $249
Fourth-generation iPod July 2004 $229, $399
iPod photo October 2004 $499, $599

When did Apple stop selling iPod Touch?

The iPod Touch (6th generation) was officially discontinued by Apple on May 28, 2019, with the release of its successor, the iPod Touch (7th generation).

How many ipods sold 2001?

Sales for these older personal audio devices peaked in 2001 at 38 million, more than three times the unit sales of MP3 players last year, according to CEA data. That gives you a fair idea of how far the iPod and similar devices have to go before they become the consumer force that many already assume they are.

Are there no more Ipods?

One of the most successful products Apple has ever made was the iPod. It was first released in 2001. But now it is 2021 and despite having Apple Music on our iPhones and even being available on Android and some smart TV’s, Apple still sells the iPod Touch.

What is an old iPod worth?

Vintage iPods, along with rare VHS tapes and old computers, are now worth thousands of dollars, according to Yahoo Finance. Sellers on eBay are listing their factory-sealed first and second generation iPods (and iPhones) for upwards of $20,000.

When was the last time Apple sold an iPod?

Earlier this year, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said “I think all of us have known for some time that the iPod is a declining business”. Given the peak global sales in 2008, by 2013, this had dropped significantly to 26.3m; despite new generations of the iPod Touch and Nano launched as recently as 2012.

Is the iPod Touch going to be discontinued?

But the iPod went from being Apple’s hit product to being basically nonexistent. The iPod Classic, Nano, and Shuffle have all been discontinued. Apple did refresh the iPod Touch in 2019, but it’s clear that the iPod’s days are numbered. It couldn’t compete against the iPhone and the rise of music streaming services like Spotify.

What was the market share of the Apple iPod?

Apple’s commitment to the iPod range was demonstrated in devoting 60% of total advertising spend to product line, in support of the memorable silhouette figures TV, print and outdoor campaign – helping Apple to a mammoth 72.7% MP3 player market share in 2007.

How did the Apple iPod change the world?

When you think of Apple you probably think of the iPhone. But just 15 years ago, its hit product was the iPod. The iPod changed the way we listen to music and helped grow Apple into one of the biggest companies in the world. But the iPod went from accounting for almost half of Apple’s revenue to not even being promoted by the company.