Apple ends its support for the iPod nano and shuffle

Apple ends its support for the iPod nano and shuffle
Apple announced the iPod nano and iPod shuffle in 2005.
Published: 30 July 2017 - 4:32 a.m.
By: Aasha Bodhani

Apple has discreetly killed off its archaic iPod nano and iPod shuffle, the company's smaller digital music players.

The iPhone giant confirmed that two of its cheapest iPod models will be removed from the Apple online store, as well as retail locations.

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 first iPod entered in 2001 and was renowned for the ability to have ‘1,000 songs in your pocket', four years later Apple announced the nano and shuffle, which were smaller and slimmer alternatives for the original iPod.

Despite the popularity then, Apple ended its updates for the nano in 2012 and the shuffle in 2010, as well as killing off the original iPod and the iPod Classic in 2014.

It can be said that the shrunken, portable devices were slowly killed off from the popularity of the iPhone, which first launched in 2007, due to the range of apps, including an iPod app.

To date, 400 million iPods have been sold, whereas the iPhone surpassed a billion units in July 2016,

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