Apple’s recently released iPod nano model (7th generation, released July 15, 2015) will be ‘Vintage’ this month.
Vintage products are those that have not been sold more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. Vintage, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV products continue to receive hardware service from Apple service providers, including Apple Retail Stores, subject to availability in stock or required by law.
Obsolete products are those who have discontinued the sale more than 7 years ago. Monster-labeled Beats products are considered obsolete no matter when they were purchased. Apple has discontinued all hardware services for obsolete products, without exception. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.
July Clover for MacRumors:
MacRumors has learned that Apple will add the seventh-generation iPod nano to the list of Vintage and obsolete products later this month, officially marking the final iPod in the iconic nano series as “vintage”.
Apple launched the first iPod nano in September 2005, and during the nano’s lifetime it received several redesigns …
Apple plans to officially add the seventh generation iPod nano to the Vintage and Obsolete list on September 30, along with the 5th generation iPod touch 11., originally released on October 11, 2012.
MacDailyNews Take: The 6th generation iPod nano (released on September 1, 2010 and therefore already on Apple’s outdated list) was our favorite. Combined with an aftermarket strap, it made us use an Apple Watch 4+ years before it finally arrived!