Now that Apple has dropped the headphone jack, it seemed like a logical step to finally give the Shuffle a standard Lightning port, and remove the headphone jack. But they would also need to give it BlueTooth. It seems like the Touch is on its last legs, replaced by the ever more affordable SE, and the nano customer will likely be better served by the increasingly affordable Apple Watch. But then I started thinking, the Shuffle makes an excellent entry level device, and if they keep it around, they'll need a better way to interface with it. So why not take a note from the Apple Watch and allow it to be synced and managed by the iPhone, and other mobile phones? That way Apple can keep the price low by not adding a Touch screen. Then I realized, most people use it for workouts, so why not add an accelerometer? And maybe a few more health sensors. It could also be used with chest straps, and other outboard sensors. Since it has a BT radio, it could basically be used as an entry level Apple Watch, or Apple's answer to FitBit, all for around the same $50 price tag. And just like the old nano/watch trend, fitness straps could be used with it to wear on the wrist, encouraging a fitness band accessory market, just like the Apple Watch. Or will Apple just let it die a slow death as the last iPod and fade into history?