iPod Shuffle is the cheapest iPod and one of the cheapest Apple branded device products a customer can buy on the market. The pricetag is $49, but there are more issues to face if the customer has decided to buy this product. Apple Inc. online stores have a 7 to 10 days shipping time projection. Lower and lower stock is reported, especially in the region of New York, from retail stores. Components that are not available for now can be the reason for the shortage on iPod Shuffle. In the meantime, iPod Touch and iPod Nano are available in 24 hours, according to the online store.
Apple’s fleet of portable digital media players is made up of the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Touch and the late iPod classic. 2014 was the last year when the company produced the iPod Classic. The production ceased in September and Apple Inc. retired as quietly as possible a product that skyrocketed its brand back in the early 2000’s to make room on the shelf for new products. Now all iPods run iTunes and have flash-memory-based. Digital applications and audio or video content can be downloaded from the iTunes Store via iPod Touch. Apple’s Multi-Touch interface is featured by iPod Nano. Users can navigate by swiping the display, or tapping it into the music library. Bluetooth is included for wireless listening. According to some speculation Apple would discontinue the production for iPod Shuffle. But another hypothesis can be put on the table. The 13-inch MacBook Air’s stocks ran low before a new version of the laptop was introduced in late May-early June 2013. This can indicate we can witness a new iPod Shuffle version. The introducing of iPod Shuffle took place in 2005 and the last update was made in 2010. Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said about the iPod business that is a “declining” one. There is still a chance that a newer iPod Shuffle version is on the way. After the retailing for iPod classic stopped, on eBay the price increased to four times the selling value.
The iPod Shuffle model belonging to the fourth-generation was sold in five colors, including green, blue, silver, pink, and orange. Three years before, back in 2012, the chromatic palette was changed a little and included blue, green, space gray, silver, pink, purple and yellow. A Product Red edition is available too.
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