NEW YORK (AP) ― The Walkman, the Sony cassette device that forever changed music listening before becoming outdated by digital MP3 players and iPods, has died. It was 31 years old.
Sony announced Monday that it has ceased production of the classic, cassette tape Walkman in Japan, effectively sounding the death knell of the once iconic, now obsolete device.READ MORE: Couple Gets Engaged In UMass Memorial Maternity Room After Son Is Born
It will continue to be produced in China and distributed in the U.S., Europe and some Asian countries. Digital Walkmans are also being made with models that display lyrics and have improved digital noise-canceling technology.READ MORE: Worcester Considers Bringing Back Indoor Mask Mandate With COVID Cases Rising
Still, if you’re looking to chisel a date in the Walkman’s tombstone, then Oct. 25, 2010, is as good as any.MORE NEWS: Lawmaker Proposes Universal Mask Mandate In All Massachusetts Schools
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