End of iconic software tools and tech gadgets elicits mixed reactions
ice. iPod was a great innovation but with the launch of mobile devices that can carry songs, videos, graphics and access to online content, iPod products were only turning out to be burden for the users.”
The iPod Touch will be the only remaining version of Apple’s portable music players.
Mohammad Alam, a techsavvy and musician added that he has been using the Shuffle for the last ten years and is quite fond of it. “Closing sales of the Shuffle means that there will be no more hardware or software updates or online assistance for the product. I think that until a few years back iPod was a symbol of status. I will still continue to use my Shuffle as it is quite handy when it comes to carrying it, especially at my gym.”
Filmmaker and online blogger, Sultan Khalfan is upset with YouTube taking down its video editing feature. He said, “For bloggers it is depressing because if you want to edit something, we could have done it online itself. One could lose the number of hits as we would now have to edit it offline. Monetisation is also a concern.”