Apple discontinued the iPod after two decades
For over two decades the iPod was the portable music player, just as big as the Walkman was before it. In 2022 Apple announced that the iPod will be discontinued, this is a trip down memory lane of the most iconic iPods.
iPhone XR was a smartphone and considered an "affordable flagship" or "budget flagship" at its release, the XR shares key internal hardware but with features removed/downgraded to reduce the price.
iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max was smartphones with additions such as 5G support, the LiDAR sensor, ProRAW (DNG) allowing high quality lossless 12bit image capture. They were also the first iPhones to feature the MagSafe wireless charging and accessory system.
Apple Watch Series 6 was a smartwatch with the new S6 processor that was up to 20% faster than the Series 4 and Series 5, a 2.5× brighter always-on display, and an always-on altimeter.
Apple TV 4K (1nd generation) was a digital media player that introduced support for 2160p output, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. All made available due to the faster Apple A10X Fusion processor.
HomePod was a smart speaker with support for Siri and the Apple Music subscription service.
iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max was smartphones featuring a triple-lens rear camera system and the A13 Bionic chip. The 11 Pro was Apple's first iPhone to feature a "pro" designation, which was previously used only for larger Apple devices, such as the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro.
Apple Watch Series 5 was a smartwatch that introduced such as a compass and an always-on display with a low-power display driver capable of refresh rates as low as once per second. Additional new features include International Emergency Calling, enabling emergency calls in over 150 countries.
iPhone 8/8 Plus was smartphones that were largely similar to that of their predecessors but introduced a glass back and addition of inductive charging.
iPhone 7/7 Plus was smartphones and introduced new color options (matte black and jet black), water and dust resistance, a new capacitive, static home button, revised antenna bands, and the controversial removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
iPhone XS/XS Max was smartphones that introduced features such as dual-SIM support, filming with stereo audio, and strengthened water resistance.
Apple Watch Series 4 was a smartwatch featuring the first predominant redesign of the Apple Watch, featuring larger displays with thinner bezels and rounded corners, and a slightly rounder, thinner chassis with a redesigned ceramic back.
Apple Watch Series 1 was a smartwatch featuring improved battery life and a aluminium casing.
iPhone 6/6 Plus was smartphones and featured a larger 4.7/5.5 inch display, a faster processor, upgraded cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and support for a near field communications-based mobile payments offering.
iPhone 6S/6S Plus was smartphones featuring strengthened aluminium alloy chassis and a new 12-megapixel rear camera that can record up to 4K video at 30fps at first in the series, can take dynamic "Live Photos", the first increase in front camera photo resolution since the 2012.
iPhone X was a smartphone that used a glass and stainless-steel form factor and "bezel-less" design, shrinking the bezels while not having a "chin". It was the first iPhone to use an OLED screen. The home button's fingerprint sensor was replaced with a new type of authentication called Face ID.
iPhone SE (1st generation) was a smartphone that shares the same physical design and dimensions as iPhone 5S, and has upgraded internal hardware, including the newer Apple A9 system-on-chip, greater battery capacity, and a 12-megapixel rear camera that can record up to 4K video at 30 frames per second.
AirPort Express was a Wi-Fi base station with audio output capability.
AirPort Extreme was a residential gateway combining the functions of a router, network switch, wireless access point and NAS as well as varied other functions.
AirPort Time Capsule was a wireless router featuring network-attached storage (NAS) and a residential gateway router.
Apple Watch Series 2 was a smartwatch that introduced water resistance to 50 meters, a display twice as bright as previous generations, and a GPS receiver. The Series 2 was sold in casings of anodized aluminium, stainless steel and ceramic.
AirPower was a unreleased wireless charging mat, it was designed to charge up to three devices simultaneously. Scheduled to be released in early 2018, AirPower failed to materialize.
iPod Nano was a portable media player introduced as a replacement for the iPod Mini.
iPod Shuffle was a digital audio player. It was the smallest model in Apple's iPod family and the first iPod to use flash memory.
Apple Watch was the first smartwatch in the Apple Watch family, it paired to the iPhone and was equipped with a built-in heart rate sensor.
iPhone 5S was a smartphone and featured a new white/gold color scheme in addition to white/silver and space gray/black.
iPhone 4S was a smartphone where the "S" stood for Siri, an iPhone 4S-exclusive intelligent personal assistant that was later included in future generations of mobile Apple products.
iPhone 5C was a smartphone where the "C" stood for Color. It had a hard-coated polycarbonate shell instead of the aluminum of the original iPhone 5.
Apple TV (1st generation) was a digital media player inteded to be used with your TV. With a capacity of either 40 or 160 GB it could store both video and audio synced from iTunes.
Aperture was an image organizer developed by Apple for the macOS operating system. The software handled work such as importing and organizing image files, applying corrective adjustments and printing photographs.
iPhoto was a digital photograph manipulation software application developed by Apple Inc.
iPhone 3GS was a smartphone where "S" stood for Speed and featured improvements such as better performance, a 3-megapixel camera with higher resolution and video ability.
iPod Socks were a set of multi-colored cotton knit socks for protection of iPods from damage during travel.
iWeb was a template-based WYSIWYG website creation tool that allowed users to create websites and blogs and customize them with their own text, photos, and movies.
iDVD was a DVD authoring application for Mac OS that allows the user to burn QuickTime movies, MP3 music, and digital photos to a DVD.
MobileMe was a subscription-based collection of online services and software offered by Apple Inc. All services were gradually transitioned to and eventually replaced by the free iCloud.
Apple TV (2nd generation) was a digital media player featuring a custom verion of iOS, a smaller form factor than it's predecessor and supported an output of up to 720p with HDMI.
iPod Socks – One of the weirdest Apple products
Apple's history is full of weird and interesting products. however some products are weirder than others. This is a breif history of the iPod Socks, a knitted sock made for the iPod.
eMac, short for education Mac, was an all-in-one Macintosh desktop computer featuring a white plastic case and a 17-inch CRT monitor. The eMac was powered by a Freescale PowerPC G4 processor anda Nvidia GeForce2 MX graphics card.
PowerBook was a family of Macintosh laptop computers targeted at the professional market.
iBook was a line of laptop computers targeting entry-level, consumer and education markets, with lower specifications and prices than the PowerBook
iMac G5 was an all-in-one personal computer featuring the classic square design and was the final iMac to use a PowerPC processor.