I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the iPod touch is dead. Long live the iPod! I guess I’ve always been slightly famous, as I host a weekly radio show on 900 CHML called Tech Talk. I’ve been doing the radio show for the past six years and, as much as I have a YouTube channel like anyone else, I finally got my fame when Apple made the announcement they were no longer going to be supporting and building new iPods. Of course, this was a bittersweet moment for me, as the iPod was a big part of my life – both personally and professionally – but it just goes to show you that change is always happening and you need to go with the flow. Who knows what’s next for me? But one thing’s for sure: iPod, we had some good times.
In 2016, I created a collage of videos consisting of Apple commercials from 2004 to 2008. These commercials showed the growth of the company, as evidenced by the change in how the logo was presented at the end of each video. In the beginning, the logo was accompanied by the website name, but by the end, only the logo was shown. This change signified Apple’s increased brand awareness and resonance with consumers. The commercials also reflected the changing times, as they featured newer products like the iPod that were becoming increasingly popular. Overall, this collage provided a snapshot of Apple’s development over a four-year period, illustrating both its progress and its ability to stay ahead of the curve.
I really enjoyed the music, as I grew up during that time when it was hard rock, Hip Hop Pop and U2 Launch the song vertigo and supported it along with Apple iPod touch. I loved the music back then, it was so different from what is popular today. I remember when U2 released their album “Vertigo” and how everyone was talking about it. It was such a different sound from what they had done before and it was so refreshing. I also remember when the iPod launched and how everyone was so excited about it. It was such a game changer for music lovers. It was great to be able to carry around all of your music with you wherever you went. Today, there are so many streaming services that make it easy to listen to music, but there’s something special about owning your music and being able to play it whenever you want.
It’s fascinating to see how Steve Jobs took a company that was on the verge of bankruptcy and turned it into one of the most successful companies in the world. One of the key ways he did this was by incorporating music into Apple products. Everyone loves music, and by incorporating it into the iPod and iPhone, Jobs made Apple products even more appealing to consumers. One of the most brilliant aspects of his plan was to take the Sony Walkman, which was incredibly popular in the 1980s, and digitalize it. No one wanted to carry around a cassette player anymore, but everyone still wanted to listen to their favorite tunes. By digitalizing the Walkman, Jobs created a product that was both modern and nostalgic, and people couldn’t get enough of it. Thanks to Steve Jobs, Apple is now one of the most valuable companies in the world, and it all started with music.
Apple has always been a company that believes in quality over quantity. This belief is what led to the development of the 99 cent song on iTunes. By offering songs at a lower price, Apple was able to build a foundation that would later grow into a 3 trillion dollar operation. Today, Apple continues to grow and develop into new markets. With its strong focus on quality, it is only a matter of time before the company reaches a 6 trillion dollar valuation.
The iPod was a game-changer when it first came out. It was small, portable, and could hold hours of music. For many of us, it was our first introduction to digital music. We remember flipping through our CDs, trying to find the perfect song to match our mood. But eventually, CDs became a thing of the past and we turned to our iPods for all our music needs.
Now, the iPod is starting to become a bit of a joke for younger generations. They can’t understand why we would only have one device to play music. They’ve grown up with streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, which give them access to millions of songs at the click of a button. To them, the idea of having just one playlist on one device seems downright archaic.
So we say goodbye to the iPod touch as it’s now dead, a product that was revolutionary for its time. It’s been replaced by newer, shinier devices that can do so much more than just play music. But we’ll always remember it fondly as the little gadget that changed the way we listen to music forever.
Adam Oldfield is the host of TechTalk, a weekly radio show on 900 CHML. The show covers all things technology, from the latest gadget releases to tips and tricks for getting the most out of your devices. Adam is a tech expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry, so you can be sure you’re getting the best advice on the latest and greatest technology. Tune in every Friday at 11:30am to catch Adam’s show, sponsored by Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct Cleaning. Thanks for listening!