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Apple Discontinues Nano, Shuffle iPods

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Apple has discontiuned its sales of its iPod products, Nano and Shuffle; however, it will continue to sell the iPod Touch. (Apple)

By    |   Friday, 28 Jul 2017 05:46 AM

Apple discontinued its iPod Nano and Shuffle on Thursday as it updated its lineup of iPod products.

The two discontinued products did not run iOS, the software found on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and Shuffle was not Bluetooth compatible, according to USA Today. The price on iPod Touch was also dropped to $199 for 32 GB and $299 for 128 GB.

Apple removed the products from its online store as it announced the changes in a statement, USA Today reported. Nano and Shuffle only played music, whereas Touch can play music and access any of the apps available in the App Store, other than making phone calls and traditional texting.

The discontinued products had not been updated in years, and their demise was widely predicted, even within Apple, Business Insider reported. The products had been sold since 2005.

People commonly listen to music on their smartphones now, but the original iPod was the first Apple device other than computers, which led to the development of the iPhone. Still, the discontinuing of Nano and Shuffle means that Apple no longer sells standalone music players, Business Insider reported.

The products may still be available at retailers like Best Buy until they are sold out, The Verge reported.

Most Twitter users were unconcerned about the move, but a few were holding on.

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