- Apr 12, 2001
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.
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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