The iPod shuffle’s death marks the end of an era

This week Apple announced that they would be killing off the ipod nano AND shuffle! 
When the nano was launched in 2005 it stole the show from the Motorola ROKR as they were launched alongside each other.
The nano has always been at the lower end of the priority list for Apple as it remained frozen in time even thought it remained a constant on Apples product list.
The nano took the entire idea of an iPod and distilled it down to the purest essence of listening to music, with just a few physical playback controls on the front of the device – no screen, no click wheel, no touch interface.
It’s easy to understand why Apple are kiling off the shuffle, it’s a budget product with a minimal profit margin, but it will be dearly missed.