iPod Touch 2021 has appeared on the horizon of internet speculation again.
iPods have fallen out of favor at Apple HQ. But it hasn’t just happened with Apple. In a general way, it has happened with the line of portable music players of the rest of the manufacturers, including one as big in this segment as Sony.
The reasons are well known. The arrival of smartphones and their enormous versatility has reduced the interest to other product groups such as compact cameras, portable consoles, and portable music players. These devices had their glory days, but whose sales were just as steep as smartphones were sold by the millions.
Three years ago, Apple pulled the iPod nano and shuffle from the market to “simplify product line.” This does not mean that the company will not market some version in the future.
Will there be a relaunch of iPod Touch 2021 this fall?
Shortly after Steve Jobs began his second stint at Apple, which was going through the worst times in its history, he realized that his company was being left out of the music industry. The first step was the purchase of the music management application “SoundJam” that would eventually become iTunes and the second was to form a management team to market a player. The iPod line will be 20 years old on October 23, 2021, so it would be a good time to revive the line.
iPod Touch is the only one left and the best way to launch an update for that time. The timing beyond the anniversary is interesting. The Apple Music service keeps growing and the AirPods wireless headphones dominate in sales, while the recent news of lossless audio support in Apple Music, would make for a great listening experience on a 2021 iPod Touch 2021 having 3.5mm headphone jack that Apple has removed from iPhone, combined with a good analog-digital converter, DAC.
In addition, it should be remembered that these devices are not only for music but can run applications or games (it was rumored in the past its relaunch as a portable console), surf the Internet, make video calls or play video content. Not to mention the novelties that could come from the Augmented Reality technology that Apple is working on.