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Apple kills the seventh-generation iPod

by on02 October 2020

Vintage and Obsolete

Apple has added the seventh-generation iPod nano to its list of Vintage and Obsolete products, officially designating the last iPod in the iconic nano lineup as "vintage".

Vintage products list devices that have not been updated for more than five years and less than seven years. After products pass the seven year mark, they are considered obsolete.

Apple debuted a refreshed version of the seventh-generation iPod nano in mid-2015, and that was the final iPod nano that came out. Now that the device is five years old, it is being added to the vintage list.

For those who have memories longer than a goldfish, Apple launched the first iPod nano in September 2005, and over the course of the nano's lifetime, it got several redesigns.

The first iPod nano model was similar in design to a standard iPod but with a slimmer, easier to pocket shape.

The seventh-generation iPod nano ended up being the final model that was introduced. It had an iPod touch-style multi-touch display and a Home button, but the nano and touch product lines were ultimately so similar that Apple did away with the iPod nano.

Devices on Apple's vintage list can receive hardware service from Apple and Apple service providers, but it is subject to the availability of repair components and only where the law insists they fix it. Obsolete products have no hardware service available with no exceptions.


Last modified on 02 October 2020
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