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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. decke's Avatar
      decke -
      Oh cool. So now there's a little iPhone, iPhone, and big iPhone.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
      That just looks horrible.
      I hate it too, what happened to the click wheel?
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      Does anyone know yet if the new nano has a speaker? I really hope they didn't drop that feature.
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Best part about this is the thing doesn't even ******* play video! Way to drop both video recording AND playing, Steve. This should have been the shuffle, instead of just re-releasing the 2G.
    1. goodluck4287's Avatar
      goodluck4287 -
      Quote Originally Posted by crisco9071 View Post
      I really hope someone comes out with how to make this your new watch...That would be hot.
      I definitely want to invent and patent that. I don't think it has bluetooth, but imagine how cool it would be to jailbreak this, and use it as a caller id watch and remote for your iPhone while you're running with Nike+ (yes, I know this has Nike built in too).
    1. b3nny's Avatar
      b3nny -
      is there an appstore on this little guy? and what about accelerometer?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I agree with above... no video playback?! Granted the screen is crazy small but let the end user be the one to decide if they want to watch video on this device or not. It's not like Apple to take away features in new models.
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      Okay, I found an answer to my own question. No external speaker. Bummer.
    1. Fenlock's Avatar
      Fenlock -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      Need to jailbreak it and put Cydia on that sucker....

      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.
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -

      Cool watch.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      lmfao total downgrade. This is more like a shuffle with a touch screen. I mean come on, no video playback!? are u serious jobs? he could've at least kept the screen the same size as the previous nano that has a camera. anyway cool watch I guess, and can't wait to have more specs on this. I mean the UI is iOS but I doubt the software is iOS so wonder if jailbreak will really be worth it...
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      The GF's nano broke the other week and this is what I was waiting for to get her.

      She has no use for the iPad Touch and the shuffle is not what she wants either.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by leathelisor View Post
      Lol, the horrible thing is the new iTunes logo
      I puked when I saw that.
    1. bruinsrme's Avatar
      bruinsrme -
      well, I was disappointed in the nano.
      I was really hoping for a similar format, decent size display, with the added ability to shoot stills.
      At least the shuffle is priced more appropriately than the last shuffle

      Oh well.
    1. Maylene's Avatar
      Maylene -
      Agreed with the above statements:

      1) They should have made the new nano, the new Shuffle.

      2) Keep the same shuffle, Maybe more colors and additional buttons.

      3) Update what the nano was missing.

      The new nano is neat I guess, Might consider getting one for music only, and just clear up the space on my 3GS.

      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:
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      So.. when can we expect jailbreak?
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      So now apple has a mini ipod touch, a normal ipod touch, and for those with bad vision a big ipod touch.
    1. rajsukul's Avatar
      rajsukul -
      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
      You hold down on the touch screen for a few seconds.
    1. vruls's Avatar
      vruls -
      Quote Originally Posted by NessLookAlike View Post
      So.. when can we expect jailbreak?
      are you some kind of retard,
      first of, this device doesnt have wifi,
      second, it doesnt have bluetooth,
      third, even if u jailbreak, manage to get a custom made firmware with lets say *******, and manage to get a gaem on it how r u gonna play angry birds on that sht
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      ^ hence the