Sixth-Gen iPod Nano is Officially Obsolete, Apple Drops Repairs and Service

After discontinuing the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle earlier this year, Apple has now moved the sixth generation iPod Nano to the “obsolete and vintage” list of products.

Now that the portable music player has become obsolete, reads a new report from MacRumors, the company has withdrawn from providing any repair or service support in future.

The iPod Nano going into obsolete status eliminates Apple’s obligation from continuing providing services to the users, reads the report. The company will, however, continue offering support in the state of California as the law there warrants extended customer service and repair.

Apple launched the sixth-generation iPod Nano in 2010, and it was discontinued two years later. The portable music player was noted for its square design, and touch screen support as it ditched the legacy click wheel from the fifth-generation iPod Nano.

“Apple returned to a rectangular design for the seventh-generation iPod nano, and added a Home button to the device,” reads the report. “The design remained the same until Apple discontinued the entire iPod nano and iPod shuffle lineups in July.”

Apple earlier this year made a handful of Macs and iPhone models obsolete, including select MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, while it also phased out other Macs last year. Prior to that, the company transitioned the iPhone 4, late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, 3rd-generation AirPort Extreme and 2nd-generation Time Capsule to obsolete status.

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