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Apple discontinues iPod shuffle and nano, doubles storage capacity of iPod touch

By Peter Chu - on 28 Jul 2017, 11:41am

Apple discontinues iPod shuffle and nano, doubles storage capacity of iPod touch

The seventh-generation iPod nano.

Apple has decided to pull the plug on the iPod shuffle and nano – 12 years after they were both launched back in 2005, and three years after the iPod classic suffered a similar fate.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering that almost all smartphones these days are capable of doing double duty as a portable music player. As a matter of fact, some, like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the HTC U11, are actually even able to do it better, thanks to their high-resolution audio certification.

This leaves the iPod touch as the last device to have the ‘iPod’ brand plastered in its name. It was last updated in 2015 with the 64-bit Apple A8 SoC and M8 motion co-processor of the iPhone 6, alongside a new 8MP rear camera that can capture slow-motion videos.

Today, however, Apple is doubling the storage of the 16GB and 64GB variants of the iPod touch to 32GB and 128GB, respectively, while keeping their prices the same as before. The 32GB iPod touch is currently available for purchase from the Apple Online Store in Malaysia for RM919, while the 128GB model is yours for RM1,379.

Source: Bloomberg.