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IPod Nano, Shuffle Discontinued by Apple

IPod Nano, Shuffle Discontinued by Apple”

As music consumption continues to shift towards smartphones and streaming, Apple has reportedly discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.

Apple is killing off the venerable iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle, leaving the iPod Touch as the company's only standalone music player. The iPod Shuffle went through four generation, changing its shape every time. This leaves the iPod touch as the last iPod-branded device.

Apple has confirmed that they're discontinuing two of their popular products - the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. There is a clutter of your locally saved music files, the library on Apple Music, video files, apps, podcasts and also the management for any iPhone, iPod or iPad you may connect to it for whatever reason. The iPod nano had only received its last update in 2012 while the clip-shaped iPod shuffle was last updated in 2010.

BI presumes that one of the reasons Apple made a decision to kill off these classic music players is because neither works with AirPods or support Apple Music. For those who want to listen to music while exercising or running, the smaller devices which can be mounted on an arm offer more freedom for movement.

The iPod Nano is the older of the two having been announced back in 2005 as the successor to the iPod Mini (remember the iPod Mini?).

Unlike in the past when iPod Touch's hardware use to be at par with the iPhone, the Touch is now, way behind the iPhone in terms of features.

The move has always been expected, as no iPod model has been updated since 2015, and streaming is widely considered the future of the music industry, regardless of one movie's popularity.

Or it might be more accurate to say, that was the iPod.

From the moment the iPhone was launched in 2007 the writing has been on the wall for Apple's iPod line, and by extension, every other dedicated music player out there.

Another nail has been put into the iPod's coffin.



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