Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle and doubles iPod touch capacities to 32GB and 128GB

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 28: iPod Nano's are displayed during the opening of Apple's new Barcelona store in Passeig de Gracia on July 28, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

Get out the Kleenex and hit play on the Boyz II Men musical montages — it’s officially the end of an era. Three years after discontinuing the iPod classic, Apple is finally doing the same to its lower-end brethren, the shuffle and nano. The company pulled both iconic MP3 players from its site earlier today and has since confirmed with TechCrunch that this is, indeed, the end.

That makes the iPod touch the last device standing with the once ubiquitous iPod name. And there’s actually some happier news on that front — the company is increasing the capacities of the touch to 64GB at $199 and 128GB at $299 today. It previously sold 16GB and 64GB models at the same prices.

“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,” said an Apple spokesperson in  a statement.


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