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Does Anybody Still Buy MP3 Players?

Sony has just proudly launched a new range of MP3 players, that are light, offer long battery life and… probably won’t sell. Does anybody actually buy MP3 players these days?

There was a time when having an iPod was essential: even the best smartphones were pretty hopeless when it came to listening to music. But now flash storage is cheaper, so you can squeeze on a decent amount of music, and streaming services like Spotify work well thanks to decent 3G and 4G connections.

OK, so maybe they’re useful for those of us who exercise — I still use an old iPod shuffle when I run — but other than that, does anybody really buy ‘em?

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