Apple is officially discontinuing the production of iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle devices. This was after the company took down the music players from its website on Friday. Both devices will also be no longer available for sale in retail stores worldwide soon.
The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have not been upgraded for years. These music players are the last two of Apple's line without the ability to run Apple Music. Both could only play songs from iTunes, albums, or singles.
The remaining iPod Touch is the only music player left in the line-up. Killing off the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle is a step Apple had to take to streamline its iPod range, BBC reported.
The iPod Nano was first released in 2005 as a replacement for the iPod Mini. While the Nano keeps the screen, the Shuffle was met with criticisms when launched in the same year since it ditches the screen, leaving users unaware of which songs are going to play next. In 2014, Apple decided to stop the production of the original iPod model due to lack of components supply.
While the industry has not been surprised by Apple's decision, iPod Nano users are saddened by the news, expressing how they have treasured this iconic little device.
In the meantime, Apple is giving the iPod Touch a buff in memory, now available at 32 gigabytes and 128 gigabytes at a lower price.