The seventh-generation iPod Nano has been added to the Vintage and Obsolete Products list. The iPod Nano joins the ranks of the iPod Classic, the fifth-generation iPod Touch and the fourth-generation iPod Shuffle as part of the company’s vintage products category.
Simply put, vintage products are those that have not been sold for more than 5 years. That being said, the seventh-generation iPod Nano is still eligible to receive repairs from both Apple and third-party service providers. But once, a product reaches the seven-year mark it is considered “obsolete”. This means the product will no longer be eligible for repairs.
Apple first announced the iPod Nano in September 2005. The first-generation model iPod Nano featured a 1.5-inch colour screen and a scroll wheel similar to the iPod Classic. Thanks to its small size and familiar interface, the Nano became an instant hit.
A year later, Apple introduced the second-generation iPod Nano. The new model came in a colorful new anodized aluminum case. In 2007, Apple launched the third-generation iPod Nano in a new design language. The big highlight of the third-generation iPod Nano was that it could play videos on its 2-inch 320×240 display.
Between 2008 and 2009, Apple launched the two most successful iPod Nano models. Both had a Candybar design and featured taller displays. Both models were launched in multiple colour options. However, 2009’s iPod Nano also featured a video camera.
But in 2010, the iPod Nano shed the classic scroll wheel and even ditched the ability to play videos. Instead, the square-shaped iPod Nano gained a touchscreen interface that mimics iOS but it wasn’t running iOS. It got so popular that many people used this iPod Nano as a smartwatch.
The seventh-generation iPod Nano was introduced in 2012, featuring the Candybar form factor and a 2.5-inch vertically oriented touchscreen display. It featured a home button and a lightning port. The seven-generation iPod Nano was mildly updated in 2015 by adding three colour options.
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