Will iPod Shuffle and Classic Take Early Retirement Next Week?
Apple's much anticipated Oct. 4 event could see the unveiling of the iPhone 5, but also the end of two iPods: the postage stamp-sized Shuffle and the Classic.
"If you want to buy an iPod shuffle or iPod classic from Apple, you should do it sooner rather than later," according to a report on the Apple-centric news site, TUAW. "We've heard those two iPods are getting the ax this year."
Without the iPod Classic and Shuffle, Apple would still have its touchscreen nano, small enough to satisfy runners and other fans of the lightweight device, and its iPod touch, which is capable of running iOS apps. Maybe it's about consolidating technology: Touchscreen, you're in; no touchscreen, you're out.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 at next week’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event.
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