APPLE IS killing off the last two standalone music players in its iPod range.
This indicated its shift in focus only on devices that can play songs from Apple Music through iPhones.
Additionally, Apple is reducing its lineup of iPod Touch devices and giving those remaining a price cut. Remembering the iPod nano and iPod shuffle The iPod nano has seen seven different facelifts since it was first launched in 2005. Those using abusive language or negative behavior will result in being blacklisted on Disqus. However, times change and people now prefer to stream music instead of carrying it around on a dedicated device. The iconic iPod classic was discontinued in 2014. For the Apple iPod touch, this is the first update since 2015.
Over the past several years, Apple has seemingly been slowly phasing out the older generation iPod models. The iPod lineup now consists only of the iPod touch. In this regard, Apple has also adjusted the prices of the iPod Touch, which we will talk about later on. The discovery was made because Apple'siPod Shuffle and iPod nano webpages now rediect to Apple Music (at least in the UK). In recent years, Apple has also stressed that the iPhone would soon cannibalise traditional iPods that can't run apps.
But nostalgia doesn't equal financial viability, and the number of iPod devices that Apple manufacters has been steadily reduced over the years, taking a significant hit Thursday. But the iPod still outsold the iPhone - in unit shipments, at least - during holiday quarters until 2011. The iPod shuffle wasn't such a bad deal at $49, but with the iPod nano costing $149 you have to wonder what took it so long. Neither device supports apps, which have become a cornerstone of Apple's music business now that Apple Music has all but replace the aging, bloated disaster that is iTunes.
Even Apple said that the iPhone - originally called "the iPod Phone" - would lead to the decline of MP3 players.
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