Last week we lost some of the coolest tech products that have been with us for quite a long time. Eventually, some of us grew up with them. It’s a tragic week for nostalgic tech, for we saw some popular products from Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple bode farewell.
Adobe’s Flash Plug-in
Adobe announced that it will remove Adobe Flash Plug-in by the end of 2020. On Tuesday, 25th July, the company disclosed its plan of killing the Flash Plug-in. By the end of 2020, the company will stop updating and distributing Flash Media Player. It was a pioneering tool from the early days of the internet. Flash let the users watch videos, play games, and experience other media.
Apple’s iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle
Apple quietly killed the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. Initially, it was noticeable that the products were absent from Apple’s online store. Moreover, later Apple announced that the company won’t sell iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle anymore. The announcement certainly brought shock among Apple fans. In fact, Steve Jobs first introduced these amazing products in 2005.
After 32 years Microsoft looks set to remove Microsoft Paint. Earlier last week, the company announced terminating MS paint. The news hit the users hard. Surprisingly, the (arguably) greatest program of Microsoft came back 3 days after the announcement. On 27th July, Microsoft updated on its website giving the good news.
It said, “today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint, we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.”