After announcing it was retiring the iPod line by discontinuing the iPod touch in early MayApple has now completely removed the device from its webpage after WWDC on Monday, officially closing the book on the iPod lineup and confirming that the device will not support iOS 16. which is now in beta testing for developers.
Apple started removing web pages from iPod touch about three weeks ago in several countries around the world, but it now appears that all references to the iPod touch have been removed after the temporary closure of the Apple Online Store ahead of Monday’s WWDC special event.
Apple has shared a full list of devices that will support iOS 16, and notably, iPod touch is not one of them. Apple said iOS 16 will be available on iPhone 8 and later, with the update dropping support for the original iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple released the very first iPod in 2003, the first MP3 player to store 1,000 songs. Following the launch of iPod mini in 2004 and iPod nano in 2006, Apple unveiled the first-ever iPod touch in 2007, featuring a 3.5-inch widescreen MultiTouch display, becoming the most popular iPod popular in the range.
Apple quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle in 2017leaving the iPod touch as the only remaining iPod in the lineup.