Apple gets rid of iPod nano and shuffle, updates iPod touch

Apple gets rid of iPod nano and shuffle, updates iPod touch
Apple has dropped the number of iPods it sells to just one, the Apple iPod touch. Today, the company removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website. This has been confirmed by a statement from Apple, and the company has already made the appropriate changes on its website. For the Apple iPod touch, this is the first update since 2015. The device will now be offered with 32GB of native storage for $199, and with 128GB of storage for $299. Previously, the device was available with 16GB and 64GB of native storage at the same price points.

The Apple iPod touch features a 4-inch display with a resolution of 640 x 1136. Driving the device is the dual-core Apple A8 chipset with the M8 motion co-processor. 1GB of RAM is employed. On back is an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.4. The front-facing FaceTime camera weighs in at 1.2MP with an aperture of f/2.2. A 1043mAh battery keeps the lights on.


The original iPod was Apple's version of the MP3 music player and was the first device to make Apple the superstar consumer product company it is today. Apple soon unveiled spinoffs of the product including the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle. The Apple iPod touch was introduced on September 5th, 2007, not long after the launch of the Apple iPhone.


source: Apple via ArsTechnica

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80 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I didn't even know they were still selling iPods.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Even as an Apple fan... I didn't either. That iPod touch for $199 seems like a steal for my niece. She's five, so I'm not getting her a full fledged phone, but this is a nice little gadget for her.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Kiko007 you have got to be joking. You can get a much better smartphone for $200 or even less, like a Moto G5, or even a Nokia 6. Plus you are getting a much better cameras 13 mp rear camera with a 8 mp front facing camera, with lots more RAM (3 gb), and 32 gb of expandable storage. With a full HD display. The iPod touch has 1 gb of RAM, and it's under clocked to 1.1 GHz with 16 gb of non expandable storage, and a tiny non HD display for that $199. If you disable the wireless part on the smart phones, or don't bother with a sim card, then you would get much better battery life than an iPod touch. What are you smoking kiko007. Clearly you are not looking around.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

As far as the nano is concerned. That thing should have died years ago. Especially when you can get Bluetooth ear buds and headsets that can store and play music, plus some of them can track your exercises or workouts. Not to mention a lot of smart watches hold and play music as well. The writing was on the wall years ago. It was a dead technology.

38. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I was gifted an iPod nano (2015) just a year or two ago. I like it a lot, and I'm glad they were still selling them back then. I didn't pick it, nor did I pay anything for it (that was like the ONLY Christmas gift I got that year - I know it must have cost my parents and my brother a combined $149.99 or something like that), but I like it an awful lot, and I take good care of it. It will hopefully last many more years, at which point I will either buy an iPod touch, or just give up Android and use an iPhone for the whole deal (hopefully I will have a good job at that point, and will be able to afford an iPhone SE refresh or an at-that-time older-model iPhone). I haven't really made up my mind about that stuff yet. I also like my Moto E 2nd gen, but it is due for a replacement in the upcoming year or so, at which point I am getting something with at least 16GB ROM, whether its an iPhone or an Android phone (preferably a Moto E4, if Cricket will offer it). In short, the iPod nano is not dead... it works just fine for my purposes, and as long as it still connects to iTunes on my Windows PC, I will still be fine. I don't care how quaint or old-fashioned you think I am for having an iPod nano, just rest assured it does its job.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Bruh, get off my dick... damn. I see two dollar hoes who aren't as pushy as you, Jesus. Like what part of "she's five years old" or "I'm not getting her a full fledged phone" did you not get? Now that I think about it... why the hell are you worried about what I buy with my money anyways? Stop replying to me.

45. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Lmfao you got busted and slammed by Sgodsel. You looser you lost the argument.

63. whatev

Posts: 2284; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Well said, these android insects are so annoying!

25. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He can't get anything for $200 that is going to be as smooth and fast as an iPod touch with an A8 soc, at that resolution it is going to fly. He's also buying it for a kid so what is point in a phone that won't be used for calling or texting. Oh and the most important part is that at $200 this iPod wil be able to handle any game which can't be said about the moto g5 or any sub $400 phone, this is a very important fact as a kid will mostly use it for games.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude what you smoking? You mean you can't, because you dont want too. IOS isnt smooth. It's boring overpriced junk overall. I loved my iPod Touch 3 and 4th gen. But Apple basically abandoned it and charges to much to be using older hardware from unsold iPhones.

31. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Techie, sftu and go back to watching Fox News.

46. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Again you keep getting lowdown Know start back peddling looosserr Lost another dispute Lmfao

50. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's it. I told everyone yestreday that it's techie's second account. He created 99999 and not that arte800 guy, as far as I understand. Though Arte could belong to Techie too.

39. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Techie you are a liar: You did not own any iPod. Unsold iPhones: hahahahahahaha, you are so stupid.

47. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Weak BS Looser So you want to win the dispute by telling him you don't own lmfao stu pid young kid

75. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I mean you literally can't and iOS is noting if not smooth and fast.

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

^This. Thank you for explaining that to him lol.

36. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Does it run iOS?

51. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Oooooh........burns!

28. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I like my iPod Nano as it's small and very lightweight for those times I'm running or working out. It's also nice to have a separate device for music as I can save the battery on my phone for other things. Ipod Touch makes sense for those that don't want an expensive phone attached to it if all you want is a media playback device, either for kids or adults that don't want to be connected all the time.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Had a good run. Job well done.

5. Alan01

Posts: 619; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

You mean to say Jobs, well done. Alan F.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That was awful...

7. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I second that ^

9. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

*Crickets*

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. Jibs is well done.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

42. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Goodbye iPod, and thank you Apple.

8. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Goodbye iPod's! Somehow you were the most popular device for music listening. I had many iPod's, Zune's and Walkman's, and the iPod couldn't even touch those devices.

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