Ipod was affected by the ever increasing innovation in mobile devices and computers. There was a decline in sales when Apple started producing iPhones, many thought it was better to have a device that can do made other things aside being able to play music.
When Apple realized that not many people are dedicated to just listening to music, they discontinued ipod shuffle and ipod Nano, only ipod touch is left in the market. The ipod died slowly, ipod has had its days, it lasted for a long period of time and now does days have passed. Many devices have replaced its function. It days are over.
The iPod was a victim of the ever so increasing in the innovations of the computer and mobile industry. Going online and downloading music was a groundbreaking thing when it first came out to the consumer public well over 10 years ago. With smart technology becoming more and more of the norm these days, people and their ability to access music is easier. BlueTooth technology can also be noted as one of the reasons of the downfall of the iPod. One now can simply put a BlueTooth in their ear, link it to their smartphone and have access to all of the music that they want. Then one can certainly say that the smartphone brought an end to the iPod. Smartphones can store thousands of music titles just like an iPod could. The smartphone became the new fad and with any new fad the old ones are most certainly shown the door or at least collecting dust on the shelf.