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Apple Has Discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple Has Discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

It’s an end of an iEra. The forefathers of music machines that need internet connectivity have officially been discontinued. Apple quietly took down the websites for both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle Thursday.

If trying to access the websites, you will end up to a page that is `no longer available’. An Apple spokesperson confirmed that both iProducts have met their maker and are now officially off the shelves. Apple has maintained that the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch would cannibalize its traditional music player hardware. The staple iPod classic was killed off in 2014.

Apple is Simplifying

“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,”  said the spokesperson via email. The iPod touch now comes in 32GB and 128GB storage options – the latter is $299. The older  16GB and 64GB capacities are no longer available.

There is a good chance that you can find a few floating around a Best Buy and at other shops until the stock runs out.

The iPod nano has seen new tunes since being updated in 2012, when Apple redesigned it with Bluetooth support for wireless headphones and speakers. They released a new batch of colours for that seventh-generation model two years ago. The clip-on iPod shuffle last saw a redesign with the fourth-generation model in 2010. That made a quick return to physical controls after the 2009 model got many negative reviews. Since, Apple has updated the colour options from time to time – just like the nano.

iMemories

Got iPod memories? Went around the newsroom and we shared our stories:

My first iPod was an iPod Nano third gen, the [RED] limited edition for Bono’s charitable endeavour of the day. A friend who is familiar with and enthusiastic about Apple products ordered it for me and had me pay him back in installments. I still have it and still works. It has some songs I don’t have on any other device. It also has Peggle. – Doc “Dr” Prox

My first Apple product ever was a nano that I got for Christmas from my sister. I didn’t drive so my headphones and a bulky Sony CD player was always with me. It was mid-2000s and needed to get with the times. The nano was perfect. I loved that thing. I lost it on the subway, somewhere between Dundas and Finch  on a Friday night. Blame alcohol. – Shane Alexander

The Slow Goodbye

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