Update: We have confirmed with Apple that iPod nano and shuffle are indeed discontinued. And is now eventually remove from sale in retail stores too. Apple has also updated the iPod touch lineup in the process, now offering only 32GB and 128GB models at reduced prices. In this article, we are going to talk about Apple iPod Shuffle cheapest and smallest iPod Discontinue. Let’s begin!
Apple quietly removed its iPod nano and iPod shuffle product pages from its website on July 27, 2017. Indicating that the company could be moving towards officially discontinuing the products. The move makes the iPod touch the only iPod left on Apple’s website available for sale.
However, the current iteration of the products has long considered to be on their last leg. Both having last update in 2015 with new colors but otherwise the same since 2012. It is unclear if Apple is just removing their presence from online or will also stop selling the devices in its retail stores were as of recent weeks. It had a stock of both products in many locations. One Apple retail source we speak with said there had not any notice or indication the product would be removed from sale.
AT A GLANCE
- At $49, the clip-on 2 GB iPod shuffle was Apple’s cheapest and smallest iPod model. Aside from changes to color options, the iPod shuffle was last updated in September 2010, and it was discontinued in July 2017.
- 2 GB for $49
- Six color options including (PRODUCT) RED
On July 27, 2017, Apple removed the iPod shuffle from its website and online store, marking its discontinuation after twelve and a half years on the market in various forms. With the simultaneous discontinuation of the iPod nano, the iOS-based iPod touch is the only remaining device in the iPod family.
At the time of its discontinuation, the iPod shuffle was available in six colors in a single 2 GB capacity priced at $49.
In More Detail
Apple’s iPod shuffle went through several design changes since its introduction in January 2005. With the final form factor having introduced in September 2010. Priced at $49 and offering 2 GB of storage. The only changes made to the device over the subsequent years were in color options.
The September 2010 fourth-generation iPod shuffle launch included silver, blue, green, orange, and also pink color options. And that set of colors remained available until September 2012 when they replace it with an expanded set of new and tweaked colors. That includes slate, silver, purple, pink, yellow, blue, green, and also a special (PRODUCT) RED version.
September 2013 saw only the replacement of the slate color option with a new “space gray” color. That was highlightes on the iPhone 5s. But also quietly brought to the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle. A July 2015 update brought a new gold color and new shades of blue and pink to go along with the previous silver, space gray, and red options carried over earlier generations.
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