Can they compete with smartphones though?
Apple isn’t satisfied with selling people $1,000 cell phones. The company began its domination of handheld devices with the iPod, and the tech geniuses over at Macotakara, via Gizmodo, believe Apple will be revamping the device in 2019. In the early 2000’s, MP3 devices became the new cool way to listen to music. CD sales plummeted as millions around the world began downloading music. The creation of the MP3 and streaming steered the music industry down the digital path, and soon after, services like Spotify and Apple Music were created. Streaming services are available as apps on smartphones, which in turn became little handheld computers themselves. With all the power and accessibility that smartphones have, how can a new iPod convince consumers to drop $100 or more?
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The iPod Touch is the last remaining survivor of the handheld series. It was last updated in 2015, and currently retails for $199 with 32GB of memory. The news of a potential new iPod comes just days after stories broke regarding the imminent release of three new iPhones. The new iPhones are said to have three lenses (on the higher model) and two lenses (on the lower models). It looks like Apple is making a big tech push for 2019.