ipod shuffleWe’re not sure how many of you guys might have noticed, but there have been reports of an iPod shuffle shortage recently. Given that Apple chose to discontinue the iPod classic and the fact that our phones are more than capable of doubling up as a media player, we’re sure some of you guys are a bit worried that the iPod shuffle could be meeting the same fate.

Well the good news is that it won’t be going away anytime soon. This is according to a report by Billboard where they revealed that Apple will not be discontinuing the iPod shuffle, at least not for the foreseeable future. So what’s with the shortages then? As it turns out the shortages are apparently due to a change in component suppliers.

The change in suppliers has reportedly interrupted the production process which is why there are some shortages in the media player. Of course Apple has yet to comment on this so take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully the Billboard report is accurate as the iPod shuffle is one of Apple’s more classic media players that has been around for a while.

The latest iteration of the device remains unchanged since it was introduced in 2010 (first model was introduced in 2005). It features a clip-on design and does not come with a display, making it an ideal device for working out. It is priced at $49 and comes with 2GB of storage.

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