It’s the end of an era for iPod lovers. Apple has decided to discontinue the only two iPods in its lineup that did not feature internet connectivity. The company has confirmed that it’s no longer going to sell the iPod nano and iPod shuffle starting today. The webpages for both products have been taken down from Apple’s website.
It was only a matter of time before Apple took this decision seeing as how the iPod shuffle hasn’t been updated since 2010 and the iPod nano received its last update back in 2012. It was clear that Apple felt no need to keep these products around any longer.
A spokesperson for the company confirmed to The Verge that Apple is discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano. Apple has never shied away from stating the fact that its modern iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod touch would end up cannibalizing the traditional music players.
Apple previously discontinued the iPod classic back in 2014 and now the iPod nano and iPod shuffle have met the same fate.
Those who really want to buy one just to have a piece of Apple history with them will be able to purchase an iPod shuffle and iPod nano from authorized retailers like Best Buy, as long as they have them in stock.