IPod nano and shuffle discontinued, iPod Touch 32GB and 128GB to stay

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Three years ago Apple discontinued the last version of the original iPod Classic, introduced in October of 2001.

Apple will now only stock and manufacture the iPod Touch following the decision to cease production of the iPod Nano and Shuffle variants.

The iPod Nano was first released in 2005 as a replacement for the iPod Mini.

The Shuffle and Nano were two of Apple's longest running and most popular iPod lines.

Through the years, Apple has introduced new iPod designs at various price points, all of which, beyond the Touch models, that have since been discontinued.

The two new variants of the upgraded iPod Touch now sport 32GB and 128GB of storage, which is up from 16GB and 64GB variants previously offered - discontinued now.

The iPod nano also hit the market in 2005, featuring click wheels and screens that improved the ability to select songs. In addition to this, Apple updated the iPod Touch back in 2015, in which it updated the device's camera to 8-megapixel rear facing iSight camera and also incorporated the Apple A8 chip. Now that the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch have become Apple's bread and butter, it was only a matter of time before we saw the last of the iPod. The discovery was made because Apple's iPod Shuffle and iPod nano webpages now rediect to Apple Music (at least in the UK). The California-based electronics giant now only has two marked down iPod Touch models in its current portable music player roster. The iPhone was launched in 2007 and that was when the iPod sales stopped climbing year after year.

The iPod, along with iTunes, changed the way the world listens to music.

The first iPod Nano was launched nearly 12 years ago and was last updated in September 2012.

Apple revealed that it was doubling the capacity of the iPod Touch through a statement, the full text of which is mixed news for iPod fans.