Since 2001, iPod has been always a product that many Apple fans interested in. However, it is a bad new for them is that Apple will stop selling iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.
Apple removed two iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle devices on its homepage and all online stores over the world, and also announced the discontinuation of these two products. Apple currently sells the new iPod Touch with new capacities and prices, including a 32GB version for $199 and a 128GB version for $229.
Although you can still buy iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle at Apple retail stores or other distributors, they may soon be out of stock. In the U.S., the latest generation is sold at $149. Apart from offering different and memory products, Apple last upgraded its iPod Nano in October 2012 and iPod Shuffle in September 2010. While iPod Touch was upgraded with the kit A8 processor and 8MP rear camera.
Apple released iPod shuffle in January 2005, and iPod Nano in September at the same year. According to statistics, a total of seventh generations of iPod Nano and fourth generation of iPod Shuffle. The number of iPod sold has been declining for years. In the fourth quarter of 2014, there were about 2.6 million iPods were sold. Since then, Apple has included iPod sale in the other products section of its revenue reports. In 2008, the number of iPods sold reached a peak if 54.8 million units, while by 2014 there were only 14.3 million units received by consumers.
The success of the iPod (first appeared in 2001) in the hands of Steve Jobs has helped the company stand firm in the top tech companies of the century. But after the first iPhone appeared in 2007, the iPod gradually faded before the dominance of this smartphone.