Smart & Connected Life iPods & MP3 Players This Is the Number of iPods Sold All-Time by Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Sam Costello Updated on December 23, 2019 The Device That Started It All: The Original iPod. image credit: Apple Inc. iPods & MP3 Players Working From Home Headphones & Ear Buds Smart Home Smart Watches & Wearables Travel Tech Connected Car Tech iPods & MP3 Players Tweet Share Email The iPod was an unquestioned success, the kind rarely equaled by any other product. It transformed Apple, the way users interact with music, and the music industry itself thanks to the iTunes Store. The speed at which its sales grew is almost impossible to believe for a device that costs hundreds of dollars and lasts for years. Looking at the history of iPod sales is impressive. The big gains in how many iPods were sold worldwide in just a few quarters and years are particularly impressive (check out the 8 months between March and November 2005: 15 million sold!). This list of how many iPods have been sold illustrates the growth of the iPod. The sales figures are based on Apple announcements (usually during quarterly financial reporting) and numbers are approximate. The figures listed here are cumulative. For instance, the December 2014 number is the total number of iPods sold from its introduction to that time. How Many iPods Have Been Sold All Time According to data from Apple, over 400 million iPods have been sold all time. This chart provides a more detailed look at iPod sales over time and how the release of popular models effected sales. Total iPod Sales Worldwide, For All Time Date Event Total Sales May 2019 7th Gen. iPod touch released July 2017 Apple discontinues the iPod nano and Shuffle July 2015 6th Gen. iPod touch released January 2015 Apple stops reporting iPod sales December 2014 390 million September 2014 Apple discontinues the iPod Classic December 2013 375 million September 2012 7th Gen. iPod nano released5th Gen. iPod touch released 350 million January 2011 304 milion September 2010 6th Gen. iPod nano released4th Gen. iPod Shuffle released4th Gen. iPod touch released 275 million September 2009 5th Gen. iPod nano released3rd Gen. iPod touch released 220 million March 2009 3rd Gen. iPod Shuffle released September 2008 4th Gen. iPod nano released2nd Gen. iPod touch released April 2008 152 million October 2007 120 million September 2007 iPod Classic released3rd Gen. iPod nano released1st Gen. iPod touch released 110 million June 2007 Original iPhone released April 2007 100 million September 2006 2nd Gen. iPod nano released2nd Gen. iPod Shuffle released January 2006 42 million November 2005 30 million October 2005 iPod Video released September 2005 1st Gen. iPod nano released March 2005 15 million January 2005 1st Gen. iPod Shuffle released December 2004 10 million October 2004 iPod Photo released 3.7 million May 2004 3 million January 2004 2 million April 2003 3rd Gen. iPod released January 2003 600,000 July 2002 2nd Gen. iPod released December 2001 25,000 October 2001 Original iPod released The Diminishing iPod Line The iPod product line used to include the iPod Classic, iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod Shuffle. All but the iPod touch are no longer sold. The Classic was discontinued in Sept. 2014 and while the iPod nano and iPod Shuffle were both discontinued in July 2017. Only the iPod touch has been significantly updated since 2012. Sales of the iPod are have slowed significantly: only about 45 million iPods were sold in the 18 months between January 2011 and September 2012. The continued explosive sales of the iPhone and other smartphones have been the key cause of the iPod's fall. Curious about how many iPhones have been sold? Check out How Many iPhones Have Been Sold Worldwide? Apple Stopped Reporting How Many iPods Have Been Sold All good things come to an end. Despite selling more than 400 million units all time, the iPod is almost gone. It's being replaced by the iPhone, which sells as many units in a quarter as the iPod often did in a year. After years of steady, quarter-by-quarter declines in sales, Apple stopped providing separate sales figures for the iPod in January 2015. It makes sense: why call attention to a once-proud product that's fading away? Instead, Apple now includes iPod sales lumped into the "Other Products" line in its quarterly financial reporting. That's a catch-all category for anything that's not an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or a service. There's no telling how much longer the iPod line will continue. It's a safe assumption that the iPod touch will hang around for a while since it's so similar to the iPhone and still, reportedly, a good seller. With that being the only remaining model, it's likely that the ultimate end of the iPod line isn't that far away. More from Lifewire What Is an MP3 Player? The History of the iPod touch How Many iPhones Have Been Sold Worldwide? Can You Install Apps on the iPod nano? History of the iPod: From the First iPod to the iPod Classic What Are iPad Sales All Time? 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