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  • iPod Nano Sports SanDisk Memory Instead of Toshiba

    The new iPod Nano 7th generation apparently does have a slight hardware difference from the previous model.

    The new iPod Nano 7th generation came along as a refresh with the iPhone 4S announcement on Tuesday at Apple's, "Let's Talk iPhone" event. The new iPod Nano looks like a complete replica of the iPod Nano 6th generation. For the most part - it is. The software update from Apple for the iPod Nano (1.2) brings 7th generation icons to the 6th generation iPod Nano along with some new clock faces. The update almost brings the 6th generation to the same page as the 7th generation iPod Nano.

    Perhaps one of the only differences that tinkerers have found, is that the new iPod Nano sports a SanDisk branded NAND flash memory module instead of the usual Toshiba memory module. Below is a picture showing the difference, Toshiba (6th generation) on the left, and SanDisk (7th generation) on the right:


    There are a couple more differences, for one, the new 7th generation iPod Nano doesn't need the added devices for Nike's exercise integration. Everything you need is built in. For the 6th generation iPod Nano you used to need to buy those materials separately. No other major hardware changes have been discovered.

    Sources: 9to5mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPod Nano Sports SanDisk Memory Instead of Toshiba started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      I hope the new software allows you to change your wallpaper to something else other than the default wallpapers.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
      I hope the new software allows you to change your wallpaper to something else other than the default wallpapers.
      No, but it does include 3 new wallpapers to choose from.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      3 new pics to choose from... What a steal. Lol I'm totally kidding
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      4th and 5th gen were the best nanos to date IMHO
    1. OctopusPrime's Avatar
      OctopusPrime -
      Sorry to be off-topic but what app is that running in the nano screenshot above?
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by OctopusPrime View Post
      Sorry to be off-topic but what app is that running in the nano screenshot above?
      I believe it's the Nike+ iPod app.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by OctopusPrime View Post
      Sorry to be off-topic but what app is that running in the nano screenshot above?
      I could be wrong, but it looks like one of the Nike apps.
    1. jtskinz's Avatar
      jtskinz -
      Looks great, why no Bluetooth? Biggest flaw IMO
    1. Yakk's Avatar
      Yakk -
      My 6th Gen Nano with the update work's flawlessly with the nike + app and no other attachment's...
      I have not found anything the 7th gen can do that the 6th can't.

      I clocked 8,000 pases yesterday
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I'm thinking about getting one for a watch lol
    1. darklemon's Avatar
      darklemon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Yakk View Post
      My 6th Gen Nano with the update work's flawlessly with the nike + app and no other attachment's...
      I have not found anything the 7th gen can do that the 6th can't.

      I clocked 8,000 pases yesterday
      its NEW NEW NEW!!!! Duh... go buy one now!
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      I find a new supplier of NAND chips (and a slightly different logic board layout) not enough to constitute a "new" device, to be frank. Also, I'm not seeing a separate build of firmware for any new iPod nanos at phobos.apple.com. My gut tells me the layout and labeling of chips changed slightly, but nothing else has. Kinda like different models of iOS devices (e.g., the iPod touch 2G--except that had more changes to it, probably).
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      I would like to add, that just late yesterday, iFixit discovered a newer processor as well.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I would like to add, that just late yesterday, iFixit discovered a newer processor as well.
      Oh.

      That'll do it.

      Still not seeing a different firmware though, so it can't be THAT different (as traditional Apple logic would dictate)... but what do I know (the answer is nothing)?