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Apple ends its support for the iPod nano and shuffle.

Apple has discreetly killed off its archaic iPod nano and iPod shuffle, the company's smaller digital music players.

The iPhone giant confirmed that two of its cheapest iPod models

will be removed from the Apple online store, as well as retail locations.

Apple said in a statement: "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."

The first iPod entered in 2001 and was renowned for

the ability to have '1,000 songs in your pocket', four years later Apple

announced the nano and shuffle, which were smaller and slimmer alternatives for

the original iPod.

Despite the popularity then, Apple ended its updates

for the nano in 2012 and the shuffle in 2010, as well as killing off the

original iPod and the iPod Classic in 2014.

It can be said that the shrunken, portable devices were

slowly killed off from the popularity of the iPhone, which first launched in

2007, due to the range of apps, including an iPod app.

To date, 400 million iPods have been sold, whereas the iPhone

surpassed a billion units in July 2016,

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