BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Apple marks the end of an era, as its only devices related only to music have been taken away from online stores. After becoming hits when they were launched 16 years ago, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle will finally disappear from the market.
iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle disappear from the shelves
iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are among the most classic Apple devices. They didn’t run an operating system such as iOS. This made it impossible for Apple to pair them with its music streaming service, Apple Music. This made them a little too antiquated for Apple to continue their support.
Now, these two iPods are no longer to be found on the Apple online stores, as well as on its websites. The previous pages which presented them now redirect you to Apple Music. However, you can still find them in physical stores until they run out of their stocks.
Not all iPods will be gone, though. iPod Touch is still available but, this time, it will run iOS. This means it won’t resemble the original so much. With the new operating system, it will look more like a wi-fi iPhone, or a smaller iPad.
iPod Touch gets refined
iPod Touch will receive many other improvements. Apple will release two models, the first one with a storage of 32GB, and the second with 128GB. Also, they will be available at a smaller price, of $199, and $299 respectively.
The first iPod was introduced back in 2001, right after iTunes was released. It featured a storage of 5GB, which was quite a lot for the times. Gradually, it increased to 32GB, and became one of the most popular music related products.
The release of the iPod Nano marked an important moment in Apple’s history, but it done its job successfully. Now it’s time to leave more advanced devices bring more music services, and close a chapter which changed the lives of many people.
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