What's new

Apple Looking To Discontinue The iPod Shuffle?

PhilSynowiec

iPhoneForums.net News Team
Joined
Jun 15, 2010
Messages
1,918
Reaction score
212
Location
Bay Area, CA
iPod-shuffle-color-five-up.jpg
Apple recently discontinued the iPod Classic due to being unable to find the parts need to build the device. We call this bologna, thinking that Apple just didn't see the market for the device, using old technology, and alternatives like the iPod Touch and iPhone becoming the norm.

According to a new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman on Thursday, it looks like Apple isn't stopping with just the iPod Classic. The report claims that Apple is looking to discontinue the iPod Shuffle as well. The Shuffle has had a good run and gone through a few iterations, however sales have been declining in the non-iPod Touch market.
Apple has warned its retail employees that shuffle supplies will be short for an unspecified period of time and that customers seeking to buy a shuffle via a retail store should be directed to Apple’s online store
Apple doesn't even bother mentioning iPods in its quarter sales calls anymore, so that could be another hint. If you ask me, the iPod Shuffle is the only iPod worth owning if not an iPod Touch. It's small, compact and great for exercise. Apple has recently told its stores that it is running short on stock of the device, could this be the end and demise of our little buddy?
 
Last edited:

Most reactions

Latest posts

Top