Apple releases standalone firmware update for seventh-gen iPod nano, remains quiet about specific changes
Date: Thursday, August 13th, 2015, 09:54
Category: iPod Nano, News, Software
It was a weird and quiet update, but maybe it’s critical.
Apple on Wednesday quietly released a standalone update for the recently-released seventh-generation iPod nano, the update offering a set of unspecified changes to the operating system.
The update is listed as v1.0.4, and unlike iOS releases it can only be downloaded and installed via iTunes. The last separate Nano firmware update dates back to 2011, when the watch-like sixth-generation model was still available.
The iPod nano system, though somewhat similar to iOS, is a proprietary OS that isn’t shared by Apple’s other devices. The operating system is reminiscent of iOS 6 and is the last device to use a skeuomorphic interface.
The iPod nano was updated on July 15th and added gold, dark blue and hot pink colors to the available schemes. The device retails for US$149.
If you’ve downloaded and tried the new firmware update on your seventh-generation iPod nano and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.