The iPod has been one of the most popular products created by Apple, but that has changed in recent years after the release of comparable products, as well as the future release of the iWatch, which promises to change the way that people view their devices.
According to Apple Balla, there are a lot of changes coming, including the potential death of the iPod entirely, as sales have stalled in the line and Apple is preparing to announce solid sales figures that will give us a closer look at the numbers. Sales have been in decline since Apple introduced the iPhone, something even Tim Cook will attest to, but they are still seen as an easier to carry music device compared to the iPhone. When Apple introduced the iPod Nano, though, Jobs was already claiming that it could be worn as a watch, showing that he might have been looking towards the day that it was no longer needed in the current form.
Apple Balla says that Apple customers are much more likely to purchase an iWatch than an iPod in the future, in part because of the increased features that will also be much easier to carry since customers won’t be forced to carry it at all. A release is expected in the final quarter of 2014, but until official word is released it can’t be known for sure. Stay tuned to find out if the iWatch is coming and how soon you might be losing the chance to purchase a new iPod.