Does iPod Nano require iTunes/internet activation?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cmcclure16, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2007
    So I just bought my boyfriend an iPod Nano (6th gen) for his birthday and he is currently deployed in Afghanistan. I was wondering does the 6th gen need to be activated via iTunes WITH an internet connection?

    He doesn't have access to the internet from his MacBook but does obviously have iTunes. I'm just wondering if I should to activate it from my iMac before sending it off to him or if he'll be ok doing it himself without internet.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    Should work fine out of the box with out the internet.

    I know some one with a nano and he never even synced it with a computer and it works fine.

    He uses it as a radio.

    Don't ask why, I do not understand his logic on it.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2007
  4. macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    Hey, No problem,

    Your bf is doing great work over there!
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2007
    He most certainly is, thanks! I couldn't be more proud of him and what he's doing :D
  6. macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    The question has been answered but I wanted to say thank you to your bf for serving in the military. Good luck and hope he comes home safe.
  7. macrumors 601


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    You might want to check out what version of iTunes your BF has on his Macbook. Apple's very particular on requiring the latest version of software for the hardware/accessories to work. Although iTunes usually is pretty good at supporting hardware without needing the latest version.

    If your BF doesn't have the latest version of iTunes, you may want to DL the latest version that his MB can uses (depends on the model of the MB and the OS that he's using) and burn it onto a DVD. Then send him the nano and the DVD and he'll be set.

  8. macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2011
    Hahahaha, what?
  9. macrumors 68020

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    my friend does this to. I'm like!!! wtf

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