Apple has killed off the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano after more than a decade on market amidst the growing popularity of smartphones.

The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are no more.

Apple discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones.

The iPod product line still remains alive, though. Apple plans to continue selling its internet-connected iPod Touch.

In a show of its commitment to the iPod Touch, Apple doubled the storage capacity of its top-of-line model to 128 gigabytes. That version costs $300 US ($369 Cdn). An iPod Touch with 32 gigabytes of storage sells for $200 US ($249 Cdn).

It wasn’t a shocking move for Apple who stopped updating the devices several years ago. Still, it’s another couple pieces of technological history that had time pass them by.


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