Is the iPod on it’s way out?

Looks like the ipod’s days are numbered. 9 to 5 Mac reports:

The iPod, which has had its own tab on the web site’s homepage for over 13 years, today disappeared from Apple’s homepage and menu bar  — replaced with and subordinated under a new Music button.iPod sales have been slipping for years, the result of both steadily increasing demand for iPhones and reduced support from Apple, which has left previously-introduced iPod hardware untouched and undermarketed. iPod shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod touch models remain available from Apple (and discounted elsewhere), but their de-emphasis suggests that Apple isn’t particularly concerned with promoting them to customers.

Source: Apple pulls iPod from homepage, hides iPod family at bottom of new Music section | 9to5Mac

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