As reported by MacStories, developer James Whelton apparently was able to break through the sixth generation iPod nano’s “cache comparison” system to make unofficially supported modifications. The developer proved the concept in the video above by demonstrating the ability to remove apps off the device. Although this does not seem ground breaking, the possibility of apps, video, calendars, and games on the latest iPod nano could soon become a reality.

The developer claims that he found files pertaining to games, apps, video, and calendars within the iPod nano’s file system leading to the conclusion that the nano’s operating system is definitely a hybrid between the old iPod nano operating system and iOS. The core is the old system while the layer on top resembles iOS. The developer says he will be posting more information about the nano “jailbreak” in the next few days so stay tuned.

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