This is truly the end of an era. Apple recently confirmed that it has officially discontinued its iPod nano and iPod shuffle portable music players. They are no longer on sale on Apple’s website, and will be removed from retail stores as well. Don’t worry though, if you wish to get your hands on a dedicated music player from Apple, you can still get your hands on an iPod touch at a lower retail price starting from RM919.
The change is effective immediately. If you visit the iPod nano and iPod shuffle page, you will be redirected to Apple Music’s website instead. This move isn’t too surprising though, Apple hasn’t been updating these two iPod models for many years now, except for introducing new colours.
The last time they updated the iPod nano was in 2012 when they redesigned it with Bluetooth support for wireless headphones and speakers. As for the iPod shuffle, the last major update was in 2012, and after that, Apple only updated it with new colours for both devices from time to time.
The last iPod model left now is the iPod touch. Apple is simplifying things with the iPod touch too, it is now offering the device in two storage options – 32GB and 128GB, at a slightly lower retail price. Before this, Apple offered 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB going for RM779, RM979, RM1,179 and RM1,599 respectively. Now, the 32GB and 128GB variants cost RM919 and RM1379 respectively.
(Source: The Verge)