The 7th generation iPod nano was also the latest generation of the iPod nano, and it seems that it is finally welcomed on Apple’s vintage list.
According to a new report from MacRumors, Apple will add the 7th generation iPod nano to its list of Vintage and obsolete products as a now vintage product. It was originally introduced in September 2012 with an updated model in 2015.
The vintage product list includes units that were not sold or more than five and less than seven years ago. After the products have passed the seven-year mark, they are considered obsolete. Apple debuted an updated version of the seventh generation iPod nano in mid-2015, and it was the last iPod nano to come out. Now that the unit is five years old, it is added to the vintage list.
Along with the 7th generation iPod nano, Apple apparently also adds the 5th generation iPod touch to the vintage list. As a vintage product, both devices will still be able to receive repairs from both Apple and third-party service providers.
While devices on the vintage list may receive hardware service from Apple and Apple service providers, it depends on the availability of repair components and where required by law. Obsolete products have no hardware service available without exception. 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, originally released on October 11, 2012.
Apple introduced the original iPod nano in September 2005.