Apple to retire iPod classic and iPod shuffle soon
Apple has previously made news on its giving retirement to some of its mainstay iPod models, but as per the latest reports collected from TUAW late Tuesday, the electronic and gadget giant is all set to say iPod classic and shuffle bye for good.
The news could prove fruitful to Apple tech-buffs in the times to come, predict analysts.
Apple’s product reshuffling plans are also a major part of company’s business strategy, as the resources and work-force involved in maintaining iPod classic and shuffle products could now be utilized in firming up tech giant’s other products.
IPod classics – company’s legacy
As of now iPod classic has remained chiefly a legacy as Apple’s newer range of media players have been introduced and dominating the world music-market since long.
However, iPod classic’s disc drive has created a sort of idiosyncrasy against all present portable media players, say tech analysts.
IPod classic’s flash-based storage technology is its predominant quality which attracted users a great deal. This quality of iPod classic range of PMP remained unaltered even when more spatial 160 GB version of the gadget was introduced.
At present Apple’s iPod classic 64 GB version is available in the market and analysts say the company has somehow managed to maintain the product’s original flavor.
IPod nano displaces iPod shuffle range
On the other hand, iPod shuffle which comes with flash memory storage and is available in various designs has been completely outshone by the iPod nano.
As recently Apple’s touch screen devices – from iPods, iPhones to iPads – have ruled the world technology market from Europe to Asia, the news of iPod shuffle being displaced by nano was quite expected, say tech experts.
With the news on iPods retirement plans, the company hit the news line for the second time in a week, after unveiling its plans on launching iPhone 5 on an Oct. 4th press event.