iPod Shuffle could be about to killed by Apple

Shuffle would join the iPod Classic in recent dropped products by Apple

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Apple could be about to kill of the iPod Shuffle, the second classic iPod to be discontinued in a year.

Stock of the devices is dwindling in Apple Stores, according to 9to5Mac, often a sign that a product will be discontinued or updated.

It would be the second old iPod to be killed off by the company in a year, after it stopped selling the iPod Classic. It was mourned by fans, who rushed to buy the devices on eBay at vastly inflated prices.

Steve Jobs announces the new iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch, and iTunes at a press conference in 2010

The low stock has reportedly come with a warning by Apple to employees that stock is likely to run low for a while.

The iPod Shuffle was unveiled in 2005, and is now on its fourth generation. It is the cheapest and simplest of Apple’s iPod devices — now a category that only includes the iPod Nano and iPod Touch.

The shuffle doesn’t have a screen and is meant for portability, and only costs £40.