Monday, 17 December, 2018

Apple says so long to the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple says so long to the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle Apple says so long to the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle
Theresa Hayes | 27 July, 2017, 21:11

The iPod category has been neglected over recent years, with Apple moving the iPod to their "Other Products" category since their 2014 quarterly earnings report.

You'll see no mention of the iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle on Apple's website anymore. The iPod Touch was last updated in 2015 with a better processor, better Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, an 8MP camera, and a 128GB storage option.

Two models of the iPod Touch will still be available, Apple said, starting at $199 with double the capacity they had before. On Thursday, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that it has "officially discontinued" the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano.

In fact, when the iPhone first came out, the music app was called "iPod". Since then, the iPod's influence has continued to wane, as thinner phones with more storage and faster internet speeds made streaming services like Apple Music more attractive.

But the original hardware iPods have a special place in Apple's history. The iPod clearly paved the way for the iPhone.

Regardless, it's the end of an era as Apple no longer sells any traditional music players.