Remember when the iPod was Apple’s most important product? Not any more. Not by a long shot.

Apple introduced a new line of iPod Touches the other day. Basically, they’re iPhones with out the phone bits. The new models range from 32G of storage for $249 to 256G for $489. Seems pricey for an MP3 player, but whatever.

The iPod may have saved Apple from extinction almost 20 years ago, but it’s long been eclipsed by iPhones. Statista has this graph that shows the rise and fall of the iPod.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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