iPod touch Viewed as in Final Stage of Product Life Cycle

Neil Hughes at AppleInsider:

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, an analyst with a strong track record in relation to Apple’s future plans, said in a research note this week that the iPod touch “has entered the final stage of its product life cycle.”

Fascinating, if true. I’ve always viewed the iPod touch as a stepping stone to the iPhone, something for kids to use before getting the real thing. Steve Jobs even hinted at that idea back in 2010. If Apple is going to axe the iPod touch soon, the company will certainly replace it with something else, another iOS device for kids to grow up on.

But what?

Update: For the record, I don’t buy it. I don’t see Apple getting rid of the iPod touch any time soon.

iPod touch Viewed As In Final Stage Of Product Life Cycle