iPod touch already starting to sell out less than 24hrs after being discontinued [Update]

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What you need to know

  • Apple discontinued the iPod touch earlier this week.
  • It is still selling it "while supplies last".
  • Some configurations are already starting to sell out.

Update, May 11 (8:40 pm ET): The iPod touch is now completely sold out on Apple's online store in the United States.

Apple's iPod touch is selling out in some configurations less than 24 hours after it was discontinued.

As noted by MacRumors, some configurations including the 256GB model in all colors are listed as sold out on Apple's US website. The (PRODUCT)RED version is also listed as sold out for delivery, however, all models may have some limited in-store availability for in-store pickup.

There is also a dearth in stocks on Amazon, with nearly all configurations sold out.

Apple announced that the iPod touch, and by proxy the iPod as a whole, was being discontinued as of Tuesday this week (opens in new tab). The company stated:

Since its introduction over 20 years ago, iPod has captivated users all over the world who love the ability to take their music with them on the go. Today, the experience of taking one's music library out into the world has been integrated across Apple's product line — from iPhone and Apple Watch to iPad and Mac — along with access to more than 90 million songs and over 30,000 playlists available via Apple Music.

Apple says that the legacy of the iPod lives on in all of Apple's music-capable devices like its best iPhone, the iPhone 13, its Apple Watch, iPads, and even the Mac.

Apple's Greg Joswiak said "Today, the spirit of iPod lives on. We've integrated an incredible music experience across all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to HomePod mini, and across Mac, iPad, and Apple TV. And Apple Music delivers industry-leading sound quality with support for spatial audio — there's no better way to enjoy, discover, and experience music."

Update, May 11 (8:40 pm ET) — The iPod touch is now completely sold out on Apple's online store in the United States.

Spotted by 9to5Mac, the iPod touch is now completely sold out on Apple's online store in the United States. While there were still some 32GB models available earlier today, all configurations are now sold out and it is now impossible to purchase the iPod touch from Apple's online store in the country.

Of course, Apple may replenish its store if it finds a box of them in the basement or something. If not, "while supplies last" may have only lasted a day.

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