RIP the last true iPods – Nano and Shuffle

ipod nano whiteThe iPod Classic was killed off in 2014, now Apple has terminated the two little upstarts known as Shuffle and Nano.

Apple has now discontinued their two most compact music players. Say goodbye to the last of the true iPods – the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.

Apple first introduced the iPad back in 2001 and, even though I was rocking a Creative Juke Box, I can’t deny how the white music player shook up the portable media market.

With this latest cull, you will be left with the iPhone or an iPhone without the phone bit. Sad times.

iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano

The original iPod Nano launched in September of 2005 and the original iPod Shuffle launched in January of 2005.

ipod nanoApple has now decided to focus on the iPod Touch, simplifying their iPod range.

ipod shuffleAn Apple spokesperson stated:

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 have now removed both of these iPods from their retail stores and online.

So if you are looking to get one, you will have to try a third party retailer whilst stocks last.