Following the timeline, another Apple product will soon enter its list of classic and obsolete. This month will be five years since the 6th generation iPod nano has been officially discontinued.
Now, therefore, it must be part of the products classics (vintage) in the United States and Turkey, and obsolete (obsolete) in the rest of the world.
According to MacRumors, Apple distributed a memo to its stores and Authorized Service Centers to report that the sixth generation iPod nano entered its list of classic / obsolete products on August 30.
Apple provides repair services for its products for up to five years after they are no longer manufactured. Since this iPod nano was launched in September 2010 and discontinued in September 2012 (with the arrival of its seventh generation), Apple will no longer provide technical assistance for it.
As explained on this Apple support page, there are still some places where service is extended by law, including the US State of California and Turkey. In these places, the product is still called “classic”, but in the rest of the world it is already obsolete. Services in these places are likely to end in September 2019.
The small sixth-generation iPod nano gained a lot of notoriety for its square design, which took on more significance when accessories and bracelets for it were launched, making it basically a “predecessor” to the Apple Watch.
Unlike what was seen in its previous version, the fifth generation iPod nano, it was much more compact, without the famous Click Wheel, rear camera or speaker. There was only a touchscreen and that very practical clip on the iPod shuffle, which made it very portable.
By slightly enlarging the screen and using the Home button, in the seventh generation iPod nano returned to having a rectangular design, which Apple continued to use until all iPod nano and shuffle were discontinued in July this year.
Apple has not yet listed the sixth generation iPod nano in its public list of classic and obsolete products, but the device is likely to be added there very soon.