Apple confirmed that the classic media players have been removed from the official website
On Thursday, the company confirmed that they have removed the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle from the website. Moreover, they mentioned that they will still be available for purchase in stores,but will no longer be in production.
“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,” an Apple spokesperson told CNN Tech.
The iPod touch, which is the last generation of the iPod will come in two options: a 32GB version for $199 and a 128GB option for $299. Before this, Apple used to offer storage capacities of 16GB and 64GB.
Even though the news are saddening for iPod fans, they should not be a surprise taking into consideration the fact that Apple discontinued the iPod classic in 2014, a sign that it will soon do the same with the rest of the models. That’s because of the rise of music streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. Services like these had a great contribution to the decline of iPod production.
However, Apple fans still have a chance to purchase one of the models. More than that, the company is going to release new iPhone models this fall which are expected to exceed any expectations.