End of an Era: Apple discontinues its last iPod model

the iPod was credited with helping to turn Apple from a nearly bankrupt company to an eventual $3 trillion behemoth.

iPod, a groundbreaking device that upended the music and electronics industries more than two decades ago

The company announced Tuesday that it would discontinue the iPod Touch

The touch-screen model, which launched in 2007, will remain on sale until supplies run out.

That led the company to begin phasing out models in 2014

Apple stopped making its smallest music players, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.

Compare that with the cheapest iPhone in Apple’s portfolio: the SE, which costs $429.

Apple no longer considers the product essential.

Apple's most profitable products are the iPhone, iPad, and AirPods.

The iPod is credited with transforming Apple from a near-bankrupt firm to a $3 trillion giant.

Apple no longer sees the product as necessary.