iPod nano and Shuffle Discontinued
After 12 years, Apple has finally discontinued iPod Nano and Shuffle. The reason was due to its waning popularity in an era where people usually prefer to stream and save music in their smartphones. Apple said this on Thursday.
- Both the products have been removed from Apple’s online store
- Expansion in storage capacities for the iPod Touch
Both the products have been taken down from Apple’s online store and will soon be not available at retail stores. iPod nano and Shuffle had the last update with new colours in 2015. iPod nano has not been updated since 2012 while the shuffle has not been redesigned since 2010.The first iPod came in 2001 and had a capacity to put 1000 songs in it. The shuffle came to the market in 2005 with faster flash storage and no display while iPod nano came later as a replacement for the iPod mini.
Apple’s most popular iPod touch has been selling and resembles iPhone. Apple on Thursday has upgraded the iPod Touch line by discontinuing the 16GB and 64GB variant. It has lowered the price of 32GB and 128GB variant to $199 and $299 respectively.
Apple till now has sold more than 400 million iPods.