Apple discontinues iPod Nano, Shuffle

Apple discontinues iPod Nano, Shuffle

Apple has quietly taken down the websites for both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

Those of you who want the screenless Shuffle or the touch-screen-but-app-free Nano can still find them on third party sites and there may be remnant stock in some Apple stores. The same year, the company introduced iPod Shuffle with a tiny body and a "spin wheel".

Apple now only has one iPod on offer which is the iPod Touch.

In a show of its commitment to the iPod Touch, Apple doubled the storage capacity of its top-of-line model to 128 gigabytes. In addition to this, Apple updated the iPod Touch back in 2015, in which it updated the device's camera to 8-megapixel rear facing iSight camera and also incorporated the Apple A8 chip.

The latest decision to wind up both Nano and Shuffle follows the announcement in 2014 that the iPod Classic, the father of all iPod players, won't be assembled anymore. And since the company is constantly pushing streaming with Apple Music, it only makes sense for them to do without devices that don't support that.

In a space where flexibility is key and good enough is the key metric, the smartphone rules as the most flexible and capable device in the modern era.

This isn't the first time that Apple has had to change things around in the iPod line-up.

While the industry has not been surprised by Apple's decision, iPod Nano users are saddened by the news, expressing how they have treasured this iconic little device.

To date, Apple has sold more than 400 million iPods, while iPhone sales went past the one billion mark in July 2016.

Now, in 2017, Apple has killed the iPod dead.

Th iPod Shuffle just minutes after it was introduced by Steve jobs during the Macworld Conference and Expo at the Moscone Center Esplanade in San Francisco on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005.

The iPhone was always expected to lead to the decline of music players like the iPod.



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