I’m worried for iPod. He’s been left out of the picture for a long time, almost forgotten. The iPod shuffle recently just got over an identity crisis. He forgot his buttons little while ago but has since recovered it. iPod nano is struggling to stay in people’s pockets, since he’s so small. The iPod classic, well he’s just the same.
The iPods are now desperate for the once undivided attention it once had before iPhone and iPad came along and became very popular. Apple products have worked like a clocks in the past when it comes to releases, iPhone in June, iPad in April and a new line of iPods in September/October area. However, it’s been 7 months since then and the iPods have still received little attention even from people outside Apple. I think Apple is beginning to abandon the iPod. But how could it abandon the one product that basically made it a technology company competitor, one that has changed many industries, the music industry included. Because it has a better device to take over. It has iOS devices to take over. And yes this does include iPod touch.
Even the nano has a iOS-like interface. Apple is probably running out of ideas for the new iPods. I mean as I reported to you in a recent article, the only iPod that would see change would be the iPod touch. Apple has the overall monopoly in music players, but is that really important anymore? I think that if Apple were to cancel all iPods besides the Touch and maybe the shuffle, I don’t think they would care very much. Apple is supposedly going to introduce a three inch touch screen device which could be a variation of an iPod nano but I think they will kill the iPod name in the process. They might have iTouch and iTouch air (the supposed three inch device). Apple will probably not kill the line just yet, perhaps in the next few years, but he is becoming more and more forgotten about.
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