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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.
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 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 like to clip my music on while I walk. This lets me do that great. i like that I can turn the screen so when I clip and unclip, I don't accidentally the forward or reverse buttons - easy to do. The sound is wonderful.
My complaint is as others talk about not being able to shut it all the way off to conserve battery. That being said, even not being used, it keeps a charge ok.
I like the small nano of days gone by but won't put it on my arm, so carrying abilities mean holding or in a pocket.
This a great iPod, if you're not into anything except music. If you want a little iPod touch, then, unfortunately, there is no option for you. This is nice, because it is very small and has a clip for sports. There aren't any apps for this, and there will never be, because it is much too small.
One thing I wish it could do is have customizable backgrounds, because you can only put on the about 12 pre-loaded backgrounds, only 2 of which are any good.
For a good estimate of size, the iPod shuffle is just about as big as it, so if you're someone who looses things easily, then this is NOT for you.
Good luck biding.
The small size is nice as it doesn't take up a lot of space and clips easily to a shirt pocket which works great for me. If you have large hands like I do definitely buy the stylus, it makes it easier to make selections. The AM/FM radio is a plus. The one thing I would like to see is some kind of lock to prevent unwanted changes when handling, I often had problems with it skipping fwd or back when removing it from my pocket, again having large hands exacerbates this issue. The after market screen protectors use a film and a separate plastic frame that holds the edges of the film to the Ipod, would be nice to see something that is all in one. I found that I cannot leave the earphone plugged in and use the computer linking cable at the same time, there isn't enough room for both side by side. Maybe different earphone jacks are smaller and might resolve this prob. I've been using this since I bought it and haven't had to stop to charge if so far. I bought this originally to download audio books and so far have been satisfied with how it works to go directly to what I'm looking for.
I have previously owned a first generation ipod touch so I purchased this for a change since I got sick of carrying something the size of a phone just for tunes. I really fancy the features this product has for something its size. The ability to shake/double press the wake button to change song make it quite handy as well. Furthermore, I love the fact that I can turn it into a button pin by clipping it to the neck of my shirt and play the photo slideshow. The battery life is outstanding if you listen to local files (songs stored on the device) but it is much shorter if you are as big a live radio fan as I am. The device does not support videos or games and I could imagine it not being able to accommodate those features very well with the tiny screen it has anyway. All in all, I think it is an impressive little "music player" that is so light and convenient to carry around since most smart phones we have these days already satisfy our craves for mini games and handy apps.
The first problem I noticed with the new Nano was when I synced my songs over: it doesn’t sort the music by Artists exactly like on iTunes. For example, I have many Basshunter songs, but I also have quite a few remixes of his songs, and then both Artists are in the ‘Contributing Artists’ category. iTunes understands this and sorts all the songs into one ‘Artists’ folder, while the iPod decides to separate these Artists, which means I can’t listen to all of Basshunter’s songs at once. This is the same for a few other Artists, so I’d recommend the iPod should sort the music correctly, via Artists, and not incorrectly (as it current does, via Contributing Artists).
My second problem with the new Nano is that it doesn’t have an actual power button. Yes, many have seen a ‘power button’ on the photos of the Nano, but it turns out it’s simply a ‘Sleep/Wake’ button. This means that the Nano works for specifically 12 hours straight, and must be recharged once a day (especially if your music is paused). The same goes for the non-existent lock button. Alright, fine, it might be built into the sleep button (when the iPod is in sleep, touching the screen does nothing) but this also means that the screen is turned off. You read correctly, this cannot actually be used as a watch replacement seeing as you can’t have the screen on while the iPod is locked.
Another thing I don’t like is the inability to hide icons from the menu. In my case, Genres, Composers, Podcasts and Photos, seeing as I know I won’t be using them at all. Yeah, you’re probably thinking ‘oh, who cares’ but I tend to get annoyed with the little things as well as the larger problems.