The “vintage” designation applies to devices that have not been sold for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV vintage products continue to receive hardware service from Apple service providers, including Apple Retail Stores, subject to availability of inventory, or as required by law.
Once a product passes the 7-year mark, they are considered obsolete, meaning Apple has discontinued all hardware service for obsolete products, with no exceptions. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.
The seventh-generation iPod nano debuted in mid-2015 and was the final update to the iPod nano lineup. The seventh-generation was the last in a series of updates and redesigns for the small iPod. The original nano resembled a standard iPod but was in a smaller, slimmer shape which was easy to pocket.
The 2015 seventh-generation iPod nano added new colors, but the design remained the same as the previous generation. The iPod nano was officially discontinued alongside the iPod Shuffle in mid-2017. That left the iPod touch as the last iPod standing. The iPod touch is still the only iPod model sold by Apple.
In addition to the seventh-generation iPod nano, the 5th-generation iPod touch – originally released on October 11, 2012 – has also been added to the Vintage and Obsolete list.