The news of Apple discontinuing production of iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano might be disheartening for many people who love listening music on their devices. On Thursday Apple decided to discontinue the sale of its most popular music players and the reason behind this move was due to the declining popularity of both the devices in the era where most of the people stream or store their music on smartphones.
Apple officials have said that the iPod product line will remain alive as Apple will continue selling its internet based iPod Touch. However, the continuing version of iPod Touch will now be available with more storage, 128GB which will cost also to $300. Earlier 32GB iPod Touch was sold by Apple at $200.
The iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano were first introduced in 2015 as a less expensive iPod. Apple has also predicted that their music streaming products will gradually fade away as more & more people are attracted towards smartphones that focus on music streaming and other related features. Companies in cities like California, Cupertino has already stopped updating iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano for several years.
This amazing music streaming devices allowed Apple to generate revenue of $9.2 billion in the year, 2008 at which the sales of iPods peaked for the first time. In the same year the newly introduced iPhone collected revenue of $1.8 billion for the company.
According to a recent statement, Apple revealed that in the year 2015-2016 the company generated total revenue of $136- billion from sales of iPhones.