Sixth-generation Apple iPod nano is no longer supported by Apple

Sixth-generation Apple iPod nano is no longer supported by Apple
On August 30th, Apple officially placed the sixth-generation Apple iPod nano on its internal list of "vintage and obsolete products." In other words, the aforementioned device is no longer supported by Apple. A written memo to this effect has been sent to Apple Stores and authorized service centers. Apple released the product in September 2010 and stopped selling it two-years later. Typically Apple supports a discontinued item for an additional five years after it no longer is available, and that brings us to September 2017.

With its square design and small size, the sixth-generation iPod nano could be converted to an early "dumbed-down" version of the Apple Watch with the help of third party straps. This particular model removed the click wheel, video camera and a speaker from the fifth-generation variant. Instead, the newer unit carried a touchscreen, and the iPod Shuffle's clip helped attach it to the user's clothing.

In California, the state requires that Apple continue to provide service to the device through September 2019. If you live in the state and your sixth-gen iPod nano needs service, visit the  Apple Store closest to you, or call AppleCare at 1-800-APL-CARE.

source: MacRumors

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7 Comments

1. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

As much as I love the ipod Nano since its size makes it suitable for the gym or outdoor exercise and leaving my phone's battery for other things, what is there to support? That thing came out in 2010 and it really doesn't do much in that requires any updates and most, if not all, the bugs were eradicated long ago. And speaking of watches, it's watch functions are way too basic compared to what the Apple Watch can do.

2. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

It was about time... (not hating and stuff). great support

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh damn, I forgot that I even had one of those. lol, it hasn't been touched in 2 to 3 years. I loved the device, but it became simply one more item I had to deal with, worry about charging, and phones with massive storage really made it irrelevant as I could store lots more music than the 16GB max. It's still my favorite Apple product though.

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

It was a great little music player back then. I still remember taking these to school as watches as most schools in China didn't allow smart devices back then.

5. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

There goes another Steve Jobs-era device. Still surprising that the device is still going to be supported until almost a decade after its release (In California anyway).

6. TheOneSilveriusXZP

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

Well , that's left us with seventh-generation iPod nano supported from Apple of its iPod Nano lineup ......

7. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

It's crazy that that came out 7 years ago. For some reason I thought it was a lot newer.

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