The launch of iPhone 8 is being delayed but on the other hand, Apple has officially discontinued the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano. On its website, the links for both of these products are showing but on clicking them, they take you to the “no longer available” page.
These iPods lacked internet connectivity and didn’t run iOS.
“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 representative told Business Insider in an email.
The iPod touch has also been modified and comes with 32GB and 128GB of storage.
The iPods were the first original hardware of Apple and they were the only hardware that had laid the first stone for iPhones.
Another reason that might have forced Apple to kill the iPods could be Airpods. Yes, the iPod shuffle doesn’t have Bluetooth and so it cannot work with the latest Airpods. iPod also doesn’t support Apple’s online streaming service for video and audio and Apple’s music.