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An Apple iPod, Apple nano and Apple shuffle are arranged at Apple's new Upper East Side store, Thursday, June 11, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Apple killed off the iPod Nano and Shuffle



Apple on Thursday announced it would end production of its iPod Nano and Shuffle portable music players.

“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,” the tech giant said in a statement, according to USA Today.

USA Today reported that Apple’s decision leaves its iPod Touch as the only remaining version of its portable music player designs.

Users who click on the “buy” links for the Nano and Shuffle on Apple’s websites will now receive a notice informing them that “the page you’re looking for can’t be found.”

The Nano and Shuffle products both have “support” pages available online for users despite getting discontinued, however.

Some Twitter users on Thursday bid farewell to the Nano, which could hold up to 16 GB of data, and the Shuffle, which could contain as much as 2 GB of data.

Apple’s decision reportedly leaves the iPod brand only available in a $199 Touch version with 32 GB of storage and a $299 model with 128 GB.

The iPod Touch, which boasts many of the same features and functions of Apple’s iPhone, is purportedly the most popular iPod design Apple has sold.

The Touch model provides users with an iOS experience similar to the iPhone but without telephone capabilities.

Apple has reportedly not updated the iPod Touch since 2015, and its original iPod design debuted in 2001.

The initial iPod, which at first worked solely with Apple’s Mac computers, helped transform the company into a tech powerhouse.

Apple has purportedly introduced multiple iPod designs at various prices that, besides the current Touch version, have been discontinued.

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