Apple Cutting iPod Nano, Shuffle

Apple is eliminating the Nano and the Shuffle from its iPod lineup.

The phasing out of Apple’s traditional music players comes as no surprise — the company has not updated either device for some time. Both MP3 devices, which were introduced back in 2005, have been pulled from Apple’s site.

Various generations of iPods.
Various generations of iPods.

The latest cuts from the lineup means the iPod touch is the last device to carry on the iPod moniker.

As part of the changes, the iPod touch is being updated.

“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,” Apple said in a statement to the media.

Apple is now offering 64GB models for $199 and 128GB models for $299, a nice little price cut married with increased storage capacity.

The iPod touch has practically all the same abilities as the iPhone, from taking pictures, to FaceTime to a full app lineup. The only difference is the lack of cellular service.

“iPod touch comes with iOS 10 and a collection of powerful built-in apps,” according to the Apple website. “Send unlimited texts with iMessage over Wi-Fi. See your friend’s every expression with a FaceTime video call. Post a photo directly to Facebook or Twitter. Or browse your favorite sites with Safari.”

Judging by the updates, the iPod touch is here to stay — at least for the next few years.

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