12-26-2017 10:32 AM
Not to say there won't be any in the future, but if any were in the works, it most likely would have been introduced in the now over Christmas buying season.
The reality is that the overwhelming majority of people now use their smartphones as music-playing devices and dedicated mp3 players are becoming scarce. Therefore, manufacturers can't see the profit once made from these little devices, so are not offering them as much.
As much as I have enjoyed mine in the past, I find that I too have not picked up one in months. It's much more convenient to use my iPhone with and without my SanDisk Media Drive & bluetooth headphones or speakers.