Apple has announced that it hasdiscontinued the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano from its lineup. The brand further says that it will be updating the iPod Touch with improved storage.
Apple says that it is introducing two models of iPod Touch with ‘double the capacity’ and the company has removed both the Shuffle and Nano from its website as well. “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,” Apple said in a statement.
Coming to the iPod Touch, the lineup will now consist of two models with 32GB of native storage for $199 (approx. Rs 12,774) and with 128GB of storage for $299 (approx. Rs 19,194). The device was last updated in 2015. The Apple iPod Touch features a 4-inch display with a screen resolution of 1136 x 640 pixel. The device is powered by A8 chipset along with M8 motion coprocessor. The iPod Touch features an 8-megapixel iSight camera with aperture f/2.4, five element lens, HDR and has a FaceTime HD camera of 1.2-megapixel.
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The original iPod was introduced in 2001 and become an instant hit at that time. However, if you consider today’s scenario then with streaming services and ample of amount of data available to users, downloading songs and using dedicated music players have become almost an obsolete thing. Further, the old iPods do not support App Store or any other music services like Apple Music, Pandora and more, the end of the iPod Mini and iPod Shuffle was evident.