Apple has announced that it will officially discontinue the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. That, of course, begs the question…wait, Apple was still making the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle?

In a world where your phone either didn’t have enough space to carry more than a couple songs or couldn’t play music at all, the iPod was king. And it really wasn’t that long ago when some version of an iPod was the standard way people consumed music and podcasts (the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle were both introduced in 2005). But those days are quickly coming to an end and Apple is moving on from two versions of their product that just don’t make sense anymore.

“Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod Touch, now with double the capacity, starting at just $199, and we are discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano,” an Apple representative said in an email statement to Business Insider.

Just in case you wanted to purchase one from Apple for posterity, don’t bother. They’ve already removed both products from their online store.

Hardcore Apple enthusiasts shouldn’t fret. The iPod isn’t going away altogether just yet. The iPod Touch continues to be a top-seller and AirPods and HomePods ensure that you’ll be able to buy Apple products with Pod in the name for a while.

BI presumes that one of the reasons Apple decided to kill off these classic music players is because neither works with AirPods or support Apple Music. In other words, there’s no way for Apple to continue to monetize them after you’ve bought them, so, why bother?

R.I.P. Nano and Shuffle. We’ll just have to make due with our $700 iPhones.

[Business Insider]

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Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to

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