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As first noted by 9to5Mac, Apple’s seventh-generation iPod nano has just received a software update to version 1.0.4.

The free-of-charge software update can be applied by connecting your iPod nano with a Lightning cable to a Mac or Windows PC and firing up iTunes.

The firmware update “does not appear to change any major functionality with the small touchscreen device” nor does it add support for Apple Music.

As such, it’s most likely a maintenance or bug-fix release. We’ll post the full changelog as soon as Apple publishes details about this update.

Apparently, a bug in the current beta release of OS X El Capitan can cause iTunes to crash right before the update is about to begin installing.

The seventh-generation iPod nano was announced on September 12, 2012.

It introduced Bluetooth 4.0 support for compatible wireless headsets and heart-rate monitors. Billed as the “thinnest iPod nano yet,” it’s 38 percent thinner at 5.4 mm than its predecessor, which measured 8.78 mm in depth.

This summer, Apple released a sixth-generation iPod touch while adding new color options to the iPod nano. Other than the new colors, Apple did not make any hardware changes to the device’s internals, like increased internal storage which still maxes out at sixteen gigabytes.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Damian

    wow, what an update everyone expected so much

  • Andres

    Does it update the interface? Something that resembles iOS 8 and not iOS 6

    • Gerardo Castro


    • Nathan

      iOS 6 is bae though.

  • Gerardo Castro

    What if its a “preparation update?” Like how the Xbox had to have one of those to support Windows 10 game streaming? What if it was a prep update for maybe a UI refresh and Apple music compatibility?

    • Andrea Verocio

      The 4s had something similar with 6.1.3

  • hkgsulphate

    wow at least updating the UI come on apple…

  • Tim Liu

    EarPods’ remote no longer work on the 1.0.4 Mac version???

    • Andrea Verocio


  • pags


    I just updated my nano with this version and guess what…there is no sound coming from the device. The device seems to be playing songs. The earpods are working well with other devices…

    Is there a way to go to a previous version…

    any help appreciated