Apple drops Nano and Shuffle from its iPod lineupBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 28 July 2017 | Categories: news
Some of the Cupertino-based company's most iconic devices are no more, as Apple begins to trim the iPod lineup. More specifically, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are no longer listed on the Apple website, leaving only the iPod Touch as the go-to music playing offering from the company.
Along with culling off some of its devices, Apple has doubled the storage capacity of the iPod Touch, in an effort to ensure it has the necessary space for additional apps. The result of the shakeup sees a 32 GB variant in place of the previous 16 GB version, and a 128 GB model usurping the 64 GB flavour of iPod Touch.
"Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano," noted Apple in a statement to Bloomberg.
While the news is a little disheartening, given that the iPod was the first experience of Apple for many consumers, the move was always likely. With the iPhone now the go-to music playing device for many, as well as the rising profile of streaming services, having an iPod may be a bit more of a luxury than necessity.
Nevertheless, it's a sad day for iPod fans.
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