Its death has been predicted perennially since the launch of the iPod Touch. I thought it would be dropped on its tenth anniversary, but that time was marked by the death of Steve Jobs, so it would have seemed rather cruel.
It’s been kept in the lineup for the two years since. Apple doesn’t seem like a sentimental sort of company, so it must be selling well enough for them to keep producing it. And yet, it’s probably time for it to be killed off.