Earlier this month, the iPod shuffle's shipping estimates slipped to 7-10 days in the United States, Europe and other regions, leading to speculation as to whether the portable media player would soon be discontinued or was going through reported supplier changes. Today, we are beginning to see a clearer picture.

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For now, it appears that the iPod shuffle will continue to live on. iGen.fr was first to notice today that shipping times for the iPod shuffle have improved to 5-7 days on the Apple Online Store in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and some other European countries. The improved shipping times are not reflected in the United States or Canada storefronts yet, which still display shipping estimates of 7-10 days.

While demand for the iPod shuffle has been overshadowed by devices such as the iPhone and iPod touch, the portable media player remains a convenient and affordable option for incorporating into a daily workout routine or similar. The current fourth-generation iPod shuffle with front-facing media controls was introduced in 2010 and has not been updated since outside of a few color changes.

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Top Rated Comments

Kobayagi Avatar
100 months ago
This thing still has just two GB? :confused:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
artuuur Avatar
100 months ago
- Hi, I'd like to return these 50 unopened iPod Shuffle that I've been stockpiling to resell because I thought Apple was going to kill it.

This is happening right now, somewhere in the world.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bryan Bowler Avatar
100 months ago
Thank goodness its not being discontinued. I use my Shuffle at least 10-12 hours a week while running and would hate to see it go away.

Bryan
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Keane16 Avatar
100 months ago
The comments on the original story are fun. The conspiracy theorists thinking Apple were pulling the Shuffle so people would buy the Apple Watch instead. Can't help but laugh.

sshambles
3 weeks ago
Shuffles are great for running, especially given the latest iPhones are too big to run with.

We all know what's happening next here though - extinction.
Rating: 45 Votes

thekeyring
3 weeks ago
Noticed a few comments saying 'it was best for running' or 'best for working out'.

I think we all might know why it might be discontinued then.
Rating: 11 Votes
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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