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With the announcement of the new Apple TV, and now the release of the drastically revised iPod Nano, it would appear that Apple is in the process of re-evaluating its product line and re-tooling the entries to match what it perceives to be the needs of the consumer.
With the Apple TV, they have correctly, I believe, simplified the complexity of the original offering, removed any notion of storage, which tended to confuse the average user, and prepared it for an app driven iOS future. They claimed these changes resulted from a close look at the usage of the current Apple TV, and that they made the changes they felt were needed to more closely match what was desired.
The Nano, I believe, follows the same path.
I have an iPhone and and the new Nano. I also have the previous generation Nano. I tend to agree with Apple: I never the older Nano once to watch a video. I never used the contacts, the calendar, nor did I play a game on the Nano. I bought it for jogging, I only used it for jogging.
All those things removed from the new Nano I currently do on my iPhone. These removed features were worthless to me and will not be missed.
But the Nano did do exactly what I wanted it to do: become smaller, and be easier to use. Though I am getting used to a virtual pause button vs. a physical button on the older model, I find the new Nano to sound a little better and is less intrusive during running.
Apple has apparently moved away from the "same feature set, different design" view and has moved to "what's best for the intended usage?" model. They now have a mature line of music players, each with a clear and intended purpose.
The Classic is for those who wish to carry their entire music collection with them.
The Touch is the top of the line universal player and application machine. Not intended for exercise, but rather for those who don't have an iPhone but want its best features.
The iPhone, a Touch with a phone built in. Same positioning as the Touch, but replaces your phone if you are in the market for a phone.
The Shuffle: the low cost entry point into the Apple ecosystem. Probably the only way Apple could offer any product under $100. With its small storage, and lack of screen, it appears to be essentially a gateway device for some to enter the Apple world.
And finally the Nano. Not the universal player anymore. Not the smaller iPod Classic, like its predecessors were. The Nano seems to be targeted to the highly mobile exercise crowd. The Nano is really only good for playing music, which, along with the Shuffle, make it the only "pure" iPod left. If you want a music player, and you want more than 2GB or storage, but you don't need apps or video or games because all you want to do is listen to music, than the Nano seems ideal. It fails when we try to make it something is clearly not intended to be. And for those who grieve at the loss of the features, I am sure Apple's answer is that "you really want a Touch." They're right, too. The days of the Nano needing to be a stripped down Touch or Classic vanished the day the Touch was released.
So, though not perfect, I think the design and intended use of the Nano fits in nicely into the Apple music player offerings.
Apple iPod nano 6th Generation Graphite: So great! A must for a runner who doesn't want to just have random music on a shuffle!
I like this version of the iPod nano because it is compact, has clip to hook to my wasit, and is easy to use. It also as extra features that my Sensa Clip doesn't. It has a touch screen, pedometer, and fm raido. I can listen to the TV through the FM radio as I exercise at the YMCA. I love this iPod!
This is great with the touchscreen and everything but why couldn't Apple add a camera to this? This should cost $99 with out camera. For 149 they should add a camera from the 5th gen iPod nano. Overall the only thing that changed from before was the touchscreen. And for 50 more dollars you can get an iPod touch with 3.5 inch screen.
Apple iPod nano 6th Generation seems to be the most innovative nano model out from Apple Inc. Its just simply the best mp3 player in that price range. Other coolest features are RADIO, CLOCK (It's just so great, i love using it as a wristwatch).
I love this little thing!! It lets me take my music with me wherever I go & doesn't take up any room at all. The radio feature is awesome & has more than enough memory!! Works great with my iHome system as well. Would recommend the Nano to anyone interested in getting an iPod.
i love this product. i have had an ipod touch for several years and although it was nice it was a bit bulky and inconvienient to carry. i saw this new ipod they came out with and it turned out to be the best thing i ever had, i sold my old ipod and purchased the ipod 6th gen and im loving every minute of it. i take my dog for a walk every day and clip it on my belt and go, no more bulky restrictive arm band. i would recomend this to anyone.
I love using it as a watch and listening to music event thought it doesn't have games or video or camera as the last version!
I like your design and stile.
I like the dimension and your capacity, and new functions:( radio fm; sports; genius and tocu screen.
Don't have other product is compare for Ipod nano 6th Generation.
I bought it cause i needed more space for my playlist. I like the quality of the software and the clear sounding and the product's finishing. I dislike the impossibility to backup your Library from the iPod, cause i've recently lost a bunch of files that could only be recovered through Sharepod, and the metadata that demands exclusive compatibility with the iPod in any other device I want to play it. Would prefer the windows media player for updating the files and the mp3 in a raw form so i could play it anywhere. Is the best, tho it could be better, excellent storage, battery could last longer, compatibility should be broader, and piracy policy should not be THAT important. I wanna thank god in first, my mom, family, friends especially Oliveira for supporting me out, could never get here without their help. I want to dedicate this... "Review"... to all of them, their support and of course God. And last but not least you people, it would never be possible without your help! Thank you! (LOL)