Apple to Mark Several iPod Models as Obsolete Later This Month

Apple will designate several iPod models, including the last iPod nano, select models of the last iPod shuffle, and models of the fifth-generation iPod touch as obsolete later this month, marking the end of eligible hardware service repairs worldwide.

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In a memo sent to authorized service providers obtained by MacRumors, Apple says that the late 2012 model of the iPod shuffle, alongside the seventh-generation iPod nano and the fifth-generation model iPod touch, will be marked as obsolete on September 30. The 16GB variant of the fifth-generation iPod touch is already marked as obsolete, with Apple looking to add the 32GB and 64GB options to the list later this month.

Apple discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle entirely in 2017, while the iPod touch remained available until earlier this year.

When the iPod touch was discontinued, Apple's marketing chief Greg Joswiak said the "spirit of iPod lives on" across other Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod mini.

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Top Rated Comments

ponzicoinbro Avatar
20 months ago
If it doesn’t have a click wheel it’s not an iPod.

I will fight anyone about that.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
20 months ago
Those little iPod nano were lovely to hold, had satisfyingly clicky buttons, and were a really nice evolution of the original iPod.

(Can't beat the vibrant 'nano chromatic' gloss of the clickwheel iPod nano tho…).

Nano-nano!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Misuteri Avatar
20 months ago
The Shuffle is the greatest workout music device ever made.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WWPD Avatar
20 months ago
iPod? pfft. I got a ZUNE!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zapmymac Avatar
20 months ago
I bought a Nano before they discontinued them in 2017, been flawless since then. ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SkyRom Avatar
20 months ago

I’m surprised they aren’t all obsolete already.
They should have been obsolete a decade ago.
iPod was never anything special imo,there was always higher quality digital music players around from many other companies before iPod was even created.
and I remember having to use iTunes to transfer music was a HUGE pain in the ass.
Uh... no. When the original iPod came out, besides saving and turning Apple into the unstoppable juggernaut that it is today and not a laughing stock that Bill Gates was buying with spare change before Steve Jobs returned, the largest MP3 players often cost $400 for like 128mb of space. The iPod was the same price with 10GB of songs and vastly superior sound quality. iTunes was fine; once Windows felt threatened, they started trying to make it harder to sync with PC's while they were launching their own competing product to dozens of screaming Zune fans.
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