So Apple has put a final end to the iPod line of products. But – the latest products have been nothing like the real iPods, basically being iPhones without the phone part. The real iPod line of products ended with the iPod Classic and the iPod Nano.
Check out this article and video, with CT scans of the internals of these classic iPods. I like how Tony Fadell, who had been leading the development of these products, is still enthusiastic about them.
I use my 5th generation iPod still nearly every day. Still the first battery, and of course the famous tiny spinning hard disk. Its 60 GB capacity does not even hold half of my music collection, but also the latest macOS still supports easy transfer of music to the device, so it’s straight forward to update. Combined with my custom-fit in-ear monitors it’s a good experience. Analogue-y. Yes I know, the power of self-deception.