Should the iPod be Laid to Rest?

From ‘What Apple Didn’t Announce at WWDC‘.

The Invisible iPod: It may be about time that Apple put the iPod in its rearview mirror. Like the Apple TV, the iPod barely saw a mention at WWDC yesterday other than as a part of total iOS installations. Apple released a new iPod a couple weeks ago to zero fanfare and hardly a press release. The iPod as a featured product from Apple is likely dead.

Does it make sense to kill off the iPod at this stage? Surely Apple can’t rely on the iPhone, iPad, and compatible cars solely for their newly-announced iTunes Radio to succeed.

The newly announced iPod