After More Than a Decade, Apple Discontinues Classic iProducts

consumer
July 27, 2017

In a major announcement on Thursday July 27th, Apple discontinued two classic iProducts. Both products were released in 2005, being available to purchase for more than a decade.

Apple confirmed to The Verge that both the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano are now discontinued. The products have reportedly been removed from the website and in Apple stores. They may still be available at other retail locations until they are sold out.

The iPod classic was also discontinued recently in 2014, reports The Verge. Now, the only available iPod made by Apple is the iPod touch.

Reasonings for no longer selling these iPod models are believed to be low sales and the company straying away from older models. Both the iPod nano and shuffle have not been “significantly updated” in years. One spokesperson did mention to The Verge that they are “simplifying [Apple’s] iPod lineup.”

Apple fans reacted to the discontinuation of the products on Twitter. Some referred to this being “the end of an era.”

https://twitter.com/mydopearticles/status/890616146210168833

https://twitter.com/edbaig/status/890609222483836928

https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmele/status/890608694920069121

What do you think about Apple’s announcement? Are you sad to see these two products go? Share your thoughts in our Facebook comments. Thank you!