Apple finally kills the iPod: A visual history of every model over 21 years

Steve Jobs announced the iPod at an Apple press event in 2001. The original iPod, complete with a 5GB hard drive and a scroll wheel and hit shelves at $399. (image credit: Apple)
The next year, Apple announced the second generation with 10GB and 20GB capacities. It had an updated touch wheel and software. (image credit: Apple)
This model of the iPod rocked an all-touch interface and worked with the iTunes Music Store. Windows users could connect to their iPods. (image credit: Apple)
The Mini is iconic. Downsized and available in bright colours, the first-generation held 4GB, while the second generation held up to 6GB. (image credit: Apple)
Bigger and better. The fourth version had a click wheel and 40GB.  (image credit: Apple)
The first screenless iPod was Apple's most affordable iPod, starting at $99 for 512MB of music.  (image credit: Apple)
The iPod Mini featured a colour screen for album art and could hold up to 4GB of music. It was considered a huge modernisation over the Shuffle. (image credit: Apple)
The original iPod was widened to allow you to view music videos, TV shows, and even movies. It could also now hold up to 80GB. (image credit: Apple)
The new Nano rollout offered fresh colours and up to 8GB. (image credit: Apple)
Rebranded as the "Classic," the sixth style could hold up to 120GB. (image credit: Apple)
The Touch debuted the same year as iPhone. You could surf the web if connected to Wi-Fi, and that is it. For 8GB, you had to pay $299. (image credit: Apple)
The next-generation Touch had a contoured design, offered the App Store, and featured a volume button. (image credit: Apple)
This third iteration of the Nano introduced a 2-inch screen and video playback and support for new iPod games. (image credit: Apple)
Apple has always strived to be The Ultimate in Adjectives, be it the smallest, slickest, largest, and who could forget with the latest touch, funnest. (image credit: Apple)
You just have to trust that all the technological advancements are on the inside. (image credit: Apple)
The sixth (and least popular) Nano came a lot smaller than the others - a move from a "conventional" style MP3 player in the previous editions of the Nano. (image credit: Apple)
The seventh-generation Nano came with a multi-touch display and 16GB capacity. (image credit: Apple)
The fifth-generation Touch included Retina display and a faster processor for users to take better quality pictures and videos. (image credit: Apple)
The fifth-generation iPod Touch was unveiled at Apple's event alongside the iPhone 5 in September 2012. It released the next month. (image credit: Apple)
When it released, it had been nearly four years since we last had a new iPod touch and two years since we said bye to the iPod Nano and fun little iPod Shuffle. (image credit: Apple)