The iPod shuffle and nano have been around in the same design for many, many years, only seeing a refresh in color options back in 2015.
Back in 2011, Apple launched a worldwide replacement program for the iPod nano, due to issues traced back to the battery.
The 7th generation iPod nano was released in the middle of July, and now Apple has released the first minor software update for the device.
Apple recently refreshed its MP3 player lineup, making cosmetic changes to the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle alongside the more significant hardware improvements it made to the iPod touch. Though refreshed, the nano and shuffle are still a step behind when it comes to Apple Music. As suggested earlier this week and confirmed today by 9to5Mac, the nano and shuffle will not sync with Apple Music due to piracy concerns.
Apple today refreshed its iPod nano and iPod shuffle lineup with three new colors. Unlike the sixth-generation iPod touch, the updates to iPod nano and shuffle are purely cosmetic.
Apple to launch new iPod touch today with 8MP camera, 128GB, 64-bit chip with new gold color option; iPod nano and shuffle in new colors
Apple will release a refreshed iPod lineup today, according to a new report, and there will be big improvements under the hood for the iPod touch. Upgrades are said to include an 8-megapixel iSight camera, a 64-bit processor, a gold color option, and more.
A report from French website iGen.fr claims that Apple will be announcing a new refreshed lineup of iPods on July 14th.
A report from earlier this year hinted that Apple was working an iPhone with an iPhone 5c and iPod nano-inspired design that would ditch the slate grey hues and bring some color to Apple’s premium iPhone line. Concept artist Martin Hajek and iCulture went beyond color and imagined an iPhone as an oversized iPod nano.
The big news today was Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but those weren’t the only changes Apple made to its product lineup. Rather than a cut like we saw with the iPhone 5, Apple decided to add something colorful to its iPods. Namely, a new color option Space Gray.