Apple discontinued iPod nano and shuffle from the iPod lineup
Apple Inc has officially discontinued its Cheaper section of the companies music players. The iPod nano and iPod shuffle, they will join the same discontinued series tag with iPod classic. Now the only available iPod will be the iPod touch.
The 49$ shuffle was previously updated with new colors in 2015, but the 149$ nano has not been updated since 2012 while the shuffle hasn’t been redesigned since 2010.
The original iPod arrived as a revolution in music player category in 2001. It wasn’t the first digital music player but it shook the music industry and over 1,000 songs in the pocket.Later did arrive shuffle in the market in 2005 as the first iPod with faster flash storage and no screen, while the nano was brought later the same year as a replacement for the then-popular iPod mini. Both the devices get regular updates and redesign but later were suppressed by the iPhone.
Apple said in a statement –
“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,”.
The iPod touch will now be availble with either 32 or 128GB of internal space, which is up from 16 and 64GB. The prices have not changed, though – the entry-level model is still $199 and the other one goes for $299. It’s just that you get twice the storage. The media player is offered in six different color versions: silver, gold, pink, Space Gray, blue, and red.
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