End of an era – Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle!

After discontinuing the iPod Classic, Apple has officially pulled the plug from its lower iPod series- the nano and shuffle. The company pulled both iconic MP3 players from its site earlier today and has since confirmed that this is, indeed, the end.

Apart from this, the other good news is that, Apple is officially increasing the capacity to touch to 64GB at $199 and 128GB at $299 today. It previously sold 16GB and 64GB models at the same prices.The iPod Touch is the only dedicated, handheld music device now listed on Apple’s website under “Music,” where it sits alongside Apple Music, iTunes, and the recently announced HomePod. 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.

The fact that there has been no nano updated in five years should have been a solid indicator (if you needed one) that Apple was focused on devices that can run apps. The most important of those apps for an iPod, of course, is Apple Music.

The iPod touch getting twice the storage is a good gesture by Apple, to reflect the role of the music player. Although the iPod wasn’t the first mp3 player, it was definitely a ground breaking technology wonder, which literally glued the world’s love for music!

2 COMMENTS

  1. That’s some sad news. Stumbled across this blog. Great job, keep it up! Will be following the blog from hereon!

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