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  • Jobs Wows with New iPod Nano

    Shortly after unveiling the new iPod Shuffle, Steve Jobs moved on to the iPod Nano, which now appears to be a relatively minuscule square device sans the familiar click wheel. Confirming what the rumor mill suggested, the new iPod Nano is now multitouch. It does, however, have hard volume buttons, voiceover, FM radio, podcasts, and the ability to view photos, and Nike+.

    Impressive in its compact size, the new Nano is 46 percent smaller and 42 percent lighter than its predecessor. "It's so small, we're able to put a clip on it too, so it's instantly wearable," Jobs said.

    Like a Shuffle with a nifty new screen, the refreshed Nano serves up a 24 hour battery life, Jobs noted. It will sell for $149 for 8GB and $179 for 16GB.

    It works in 29 languages and will be available in in six colors.

    Analogous to other iOS devices, Nano users can arrange/move icons and drag/drop them to the pages of your choosing. The refreshed Nano, as demonstrated by Jobs, lets users scroll just as they would via the iPhone or iPod touch.

    SAN FRANCISCO—September 1, 2010—Apple® today unveiled a completely redesigned iPod nano® featuring Apple’s Multi-Touch™ interface that lets users navigate their music collection by simply tapping or swiping a finger on the display. Nearly half the size and weight of the previous generation, the new iPod nano features a polished aluminum and glass enclosure with a built-in clip, making it instantly wearable. The new iPod nano features Genius Mixes, the ability to create and edit playlists, a built-in FM radio with live pause and up to 24 hours of music playback on a single battery charge.*

    “This is the biggest reinvention of the iPod nano since its debut in 2005, and we think users are going to love it,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Replacing the click wheel with our Multi-Touch interface has enabled us to shrink the iPod nano into an amazingly small design that is instantly wearable with its built-in clip.”

    The new iPod nano with Apple’s Multi-Touch interface allows users to access their songs, artists, albums and playlists with a tap or swipe of their finger on the display. Holding down a finger returns the user to the Home screen, and users can easily use two fingers to rotate the screen if it is clipped onto their clothing upside down. Users can also customize their Home screen by simply dragging icons from other screens onto the Home screen.

    iPod nano also features Shake® to Shuffle™, giving music lovers the ability to shake their iPod nano to shuffle to a new song in their music library. With its built-in FM radio, iPod nano lets you listen to your favorite radio stations, and live pause lets you pause and resume playing your favorite FM radio shows without missing a beat.

    With an amazing new design that is nearly half the size and weight of its predecessor, the new ultra-portable iPod nano is a natural workout companion. Clip iPod nano onto your workout clothing, touch your music and start your workout. iPod nano features a built-in pedometer that makes it easy to track your steps and also supports Nike + iPod®, giving users the ability to track runs and workouts.

    iPod is the world’s most popular family of digital music players with over a quarter billion sold. Apple’s new holiday lineup includes a brand new iPod shuffle® for just $49; the remarkable new iPod nano with Multi-Touch starting at $149; the incredible new iPod touch® with Retina™ display, Apple’s A4 chip, FaceTime®, HD video recording and Game Center starting at just $229; and iPod classic® in a 160GB model for $249.

    Pricing & Availability
    The new iPod nano will be available next week for a suggested price of $149 (US) for the 8GB model and $179 (US) for the 16GB model. Both models are available in silver, graphite, blue, green, orange and pink through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The 8GB and 16GB iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED is available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com) and Apple’s retail stores. iPod nano requires a Mac® with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS® X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes® 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 10 or later.

    *Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.

    Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jobs Wows with New iPod Nano started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I really like the new iPod nano. I'm glad apple took out the camera. Unless, nano have wifi and mobileme so i can upload the picture and video. The camera make so much more sense for iPod touch.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      I really like the new iPod nano. I'm glad apple took out the camera. Unless, nano have wifi and mobileme so i can upload the picture and video. The camera make so much more sense for iPod touch.
      At least somebody likes it. I see no need for it's existence.
    1. elay12's Avatar
      elay12 -
      Cool. I needed a new watch. Does anyone know if it has Bluetooth?
    1. Sk8r789456's Avatar
      Sk8r789456 -
      If it had Bluetooth and you were able to sync it with your iphone to read texts emails etc it would be cool but it doesn't this device is so pointless. Should of switched it with the shuffle not with the nano

      quit asking if it has bt or wifi just goo look http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...co=MTM3NDk0MTA
    1. newportgambler's Avatar
      newportgambler -
      new nano is small and a cute toy. touch at 64GB is nice. shuffle is a holiday stuffer.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fenlock View Post
      Oh there's an idea. Let's put a completely Internet dependent application on a device with no Bluetooth, no Wi-Fi, and no way to connect to the outside world.

      Here's your sign.
      A little sarcasm with extra periods at the end. BTW you can take that diamond out of your rear now.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I do not like this new version, it's too much like the shuffle! The whole clip thing is ugly. I still want something small to play my music but I also like to know that its there, something I can grip my hand around. I think they've gone too small with this one..

      I do like the multi touch though!
    1. Dorkenstein909's Avatar
      Dorkenstein909 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronaldinho10 View Post
      Oh cool. So now there's a little iPhone, iPhone, and big iPhone.
      lol so true
    1. debbi8's Avatar
      debbi8 -
      And the clock is STILL stuck on 10:15!
    1. willfcc's Avatar
      willfcc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maylene View Post
      They should have made the new nano, the new Shuffle.
      Exactly. And there should be a 4gb model for $79.

      Quote Originally Posted by Maylene View Post
      The new nano is neat I guess, Might consider getting one for music only, and just clear up the space on my 3GS.
      That's my plan. Fill my 32gb with video, and watch on a screen I can actually view.

      Quote Originally Posted by Maylene View Post
      Though it would have been fine if the kept the screen size and shape of the current nano, and eliminated the click wheel.
      Something like this:
      Yep, with the camera, rotating screen, a clip, volume buttons and 16gb. For THAT I would pay $179.
    1. caleb9707's Avatar
      caleb9707 -
      Quote Originally Posted by plinders106 View Post
      how would you want to go back to the 'homescreen'? doesn't look like there's a button on that
      That's true, actually. To go back to the home screen you have to hold down anywhere on the screen. kind of annoying if you ask me. it has room for a physical button on the side. oh well.

      unfourtionatly, no app support
    1. cornflower's Avatar
      cornflower -
      I am planning to get the new nano through shopping online,is it possible?
      And are there any suggestions?