While the iPod may be the device that set Apple on the road to being the most valuable company in the world, it’s dying a slow death. After 400,000,000 million units sold, it’s now moving only a tiny fraction of that.
Apple is now a phone-and-tablet company that has a sideline in computers. Is it time for them to just put the iPod on an iceflow and bid it a fond farewell?
Maybe not. Cult of Mac has eight decent reasons why the iPod should remain alive–if only on life support.
- A game machine
- For just playing music
- For the car
- Because streaming music services haven’t penetrated the marketplace enough
- It could work as one or two models
- iPods are great for kids
- The iPod touch is great for photos
- It’s the gateway drug to everyone else Apple.
Anyone else want to weigh in?