The last time we ever saw an upgrade to Apple’s iPod lineup was back in 2015 when they released the sixth-generation iPod touch. (It actually launched the same day as this website.) Now with the iPod Shuffle and Nano out of the way, Apple can solely focus on the touch, and today they’ve proven they’ve done so by doubling the amount of storage available in the media player.
Starting today, those actually interested in picking up an iPod touch can get one with either 32GB or 128GB of storage for $199 and $299, respectively. Previously, the device was available in 16 and 64GB storage variants, two models that have since been discontinued entirely.
A statement being sent to members of the press reads the following:
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,” the spokesperson said by email. The iPod touch now comes in 32GB and 128GB storage options, with the latter priced at $299. The previous 16GB and 64GB capacities are no longer available.
You can order a 32 or 128GB iPod touch here. While you’re at it, buy a case of beer and pour a couple out for our fallen friends.