It's been rumored for what feels like forever that Apple is planning to can its iPod lineup, and it's not hard to understand why. With the iPhone, and now, Apple Watch, Apple's lineup is becoming a bit vast, and fewer and fewer are picking up a device that's essentially an iPhone without phone capabilities. The same could be said about the iPod nano - it's hard to want to buy a dedicated device when our phones fill that void quite easily.
It's interesting, then, that as soon as Apple Music was announced, earlier this week, Apple changed the iPod option on its site's menubar to "Apple Music". Clicking on it tells you everything you need to know about the company's new service, rather than feature the iPod front and center - which really isn't much of a surprise.
Does this signal a pending death of the iPod, then? It seems unlikely, as the hardware is still featured at the bottom of the page, and with a rather attractive image (seen above). A problem, though, is that the iPod line hasn't seen a major update since 2012, so it's only a matter of time before we learn exactly what the company is going to do with it. If it goes away, it'd be hard to be shocked, but it'd still be sad to see it go, given just how iconic the iPod brand has become.