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po'datnano
Dec 13, 2010, 04:50 PM
I am a giant Apple fan, I have every gadget that Apple has put out, but I believe this is not only the worst product Apple has ever released, but possibly the worst electronic product ever released by any company.

If you are thinking of buying yourself or someone the NANO 6, you would be better of lighting your money on fire and warming your hands in the orange glow.
There is no turn off switch on the Nano 6. Even when you put it on pause and put it to "sleep", it will randomly play your whole music library and run itself out of batteries, so you just have to hope you can plug it in at all times that you are not using it.
It also skips, not skips songs, skips like it is scratched vinyl.
Sometimes it decides it doesn't want you to play the songs in your order, so it will start shuffling songs.
Or my favorite, it will just stop playing your songs every 2 minutes of so, you have to wake it up and press play, really convenient in the middle of a workout.
It crashes, a bunch of yellow chinese writing goes all over the screen.
It is a POS, I cannot believe Apple released it, nor that someone agreed with the brainiac that decided it should not have an off button.



eawmp1
Dec 13, 2010, 05:10 PM
I am a giant Apple fan, I have every gadget that Apple has put out, but I believe this is not only the worst product Apple has ever released, but possibly the worst electronic product ever released by any company.

If you are thinking of buying yourself or someone the NANO 6, you would be better of lighting your money on fire and warming your hands in the orange glow.
There is no turn off switch on the Nano 6. Even when you put it on pause and put it to "sleep", it will randomly play your whole music library and run itself out of batteries, so you just have to hope you can plug it in at all times that you are not using it.
It also skips, not skips songs, skips like it is scratched vinyl.
Sometimes it decides it doesn't want you to play the songs in your order, so it will start shuffling songs.
Or my favorite, it will just stop playing your songs every 2 minutes of so, you have to wake it up and press play, really convenient in the middle of a workout.
It crashes, a bunch of yellow chinese writing goes all over the screen.
It is a POS, I cannot believe Apple released it, nor that someone agreed with the brainiac that decided it should not have an off button.

1) WHERE did you purchase your Nano?!?
2) YOUR Nano may be buggy. Don't generalize to encompass the entire product.

wordoflife
Dec 13, 2010, 05:26 PM
^^ Agreed. What the hell's up with your nano? I think you should restore it or something

chrono1081
Dec 13, 2010, 05:33 PM
As always a thread doing nothing but complaining instead of doing the common sense thing and exchanging it.

My Nano is perfect. Yours is messed up. Get it exchanged. Simple.

dejo
Dec 13, 2010, 05:34 PM
...but I believe this is not only the worst product Apple has ever released, but possibly the worst electronic product ever released by any company.
...all based on a single instance of a product? Thanks for the blanket statement.

filfortugno
Dec 13, 2010, 06:05 PM
i know what you mean! my little brother had the same problems! we brought it back to the apple store and we couldn't reproduce the problems so a genius gave us the finger and sent us on our way

ngenerator
Dec 13, 2010, 06:38 PM
i know what you mean! my little brother had the same problems! we brought it back to the apple store and we couldn't reproduce the problems so a genius gave us the finger and sent us on our way

AHAHAAAAA!!! You, my friend, win the post of the day award!:D

MartinS3X
Dec 13, 2010, 11:31 PM
OP, why don't you post a photo of your Nano? Sorry to ask but is it a legit one? Maybe you somehow ended up with a fake/iclone type Nano, that would probably explain all the bugginess

NT1440
Dec 13, 2010, 11:37 PM
To summarize:

There is clearly something wrong with my device, or I simply don't know how to use it. Should I take the time to troubleshoot? No! I have a better idea!

TO THE INTERNET!

derek420
Dec 13, 2010, 11:38 PM
OP, why don't you post a photo of your Nano? Sorry to ask but is it a legit one? Maybe you somehow ended up with a fake/iclone type Nano, that would probably explain all the bugginess

That's what it sounds like. Chinese ripoff ftw.

aNYthing24
Dec 14, 2010, 02:42 AM
In any case, Apple took a step back with the Nano line with their most recent offering. The 5th gen is better IMO.

wordoflife
Dec 14, 2010, 02:44 AM
In any case, Apple took a step back with the Nano line with their most recent offering. The 5th gen is better IMO.

I used to like being able to change the song / adjust the volume without looking at my iPod.
At least we still have the iPod Classic for that :mad:

derek420
Dec 14, 2010, 02:56 AM
I think it's alright, I mean the Chromatics are pretty badass. But still, I'm not surprised Apple took a step to try and renovate the Nano. Plus, I'm slightly tempted to buy one so I can wear it as a watch :p

dbales
Dec 14, 2010, 01:51 PM
I don't own a 6th gen, but I do own a 2nd and my friend's kids own a 4th and a 5th gen Nano. I don't know anyone who owns a 6th gen, but all my friends who are Mac supporters do not like the 6th gen nano. To us, it's a big step backwards in usability and functionality.

To me, the latest nano is a POS of an idea and poorly designed. If this year's nano is how all future nanos are going to be released, 5th gen will be the last gen I will own.

blackburn
Dec 14, 2010, 02:50 PM
Yep these nanos suck hard.
But they sold out pretty quickly, well girls find them cute like my gf, but I've made her change her mind, so no nano:D

Still loving those old walkmans (a82x) fast, battery that lasted like forever, no fuss and great audio quality.

skottichan
Dec 14, 2010, 03:03 PM
Yep these nanos suck hard.
But they sold out pretty quickly, well girls find them cute like my gf, but I've made her change her mind, so no nano:D

Still loving those old walkmans (a82x) fast, battery that lasted like forever, no fuss and great audio quality.

Mmm misogyny for the lose.

BornAgainMac
Dec 14, 2010, 03:52 PM
In any case, Apple took a step back with the Nano line with their most recent offering. The 5th gen is better IMO.

True. I wish Apple would have included the video camera effects in the new iPhone/iPod Touch. That was a nice gimmicky feature that I doubt people even know about. That made it better for me for that one feature.

I like the 6th generation for the clip feature vs using a arm band method. I don't think the new iPod Nano is a ripoff from my actual experience in the gym.

briansolomon
Dec 14, 2010, 04:09 PM
the worst electronic product ever released by any company.

You've obviously never purchased anything by JWIN, Coby, Memorex, or Emerson

ironman159
Dec 14, 2010, 08:35 PM
Ohh my God... Must be a slow news week on MR.

OP: REALLY?

Give me a break please...

cubist
Dec 15, 2010, 08:13 AM
The 5th gen, is that the one with the FM radio? I think that was the best Nano. Had click wheel, nice display, everything good.

applefanDrew
Dec 15, 2010, 08:24 AM
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I like the new nanos.

NATO
Dec 15, 2010, 09:23 AM
Best wristwatch I've ever owned

vincenz
Dec 15, 2010, 09:57 AM
I didn't like the new nano the instant I saw it.

In any case, I hope you didn't get your nano on ebay, OP.

cankid96
Dec 15, 2010, 02:47 PM
I didn't like the new nano the instant I saw it.

In any case, I hope you didn't get your nano on ebay, OP.

weird.. the instant i saw it, i loved it.

It seemed different then the generic ipod nano/ipod classic design and it shows that apple is willing to try different things. Only thing I wished is that they didn't strip away so many features and make the UI look like a chinese iPhone copy. :p

triscuitbiscuit
Dec 16, 2010, 06:34 AM
He is clearly a troll who is here to annoy people. Just ignore him.

wirelessmacuser
Dec 16, 2010, 06:46 AM
I am a giant Apple fan, I have every gadget that Apple has put out,

I'm also a huge fan of _most_ Apple products and I agree the newest iPod nano is terrible.

Here's the one that I liked the most, I'm glad I kept, and I saw the most of in public...

http://bit.ly/f46bo4

Sean006
Dec 16, 2010, 10:19 AM
dont know if you all workout or not or what your use for the nano is but for me it works out perfect...

i use it every day for working out with a rocketfish bluetooth dongle and rocketfish bluetooth headset..
perfect size
love the touch screen
love the battery indicator
i can see whats playing
never had any problems with it
battery lasts about 3 hours even with the bluetooth...

my only gripe about it is they should let you set the amount of time before shut off...id like to see this as an option...say after 2 hours no use to shut off..during the week i just charge it every day then the weekends it shuts off...no biggie really...

nanotoj
Dec 20, 2010, 02:39 PM
A week ago I got the 8gb 6th gen and liked it, just not enough to keep. I returned it on Saturday and ordered a refurbished 16gb 5th Gen Nano from Apple online since the only used ones I could find couldn't match the Apple warranty or price. It will only be my 2nd iPod, so I'm a newbie to Apple, but not mp3 players. My first being a 32gb 3rd gen Touch. My new Nano is currently in Hong Kong on its way to the States.

I did not have any problems at all with the 6th gen. It immediately picked up radio with a very strong signal and synced without too many problems. The only ones I had were because of a new computer and the Nano was only recognizing newly ripped or downloaded songs. I had none of the battery problems that other people seem to have had. The size was a plus as well as a minus...while it is was great for working out in shuffle mode you still have to access the touchscreen to change to a different cd, podcast or audiobook. The album art filling up the entire screen was nice but had not a key selling point. In the long run, I needed the larger 16gb size and wanted the classic look of the click wheel which does make it easier to change songs without looking at the screen.

I am looking forward to getting the 5th gen Nano, but for what it is, the 6th gen is quite nice (if not overpriced) if the shuffle format is what you are looking for.

macizcool
Dec 20, 2010, 05:35 PM
I just purchased a refurbished 4th generation from Apple's website. I did this because I can't have a camera at work, and this new Nano is unacceptable to me... I don't know what the habits are of the people on this board, but I know for ME, 99% of the time when I'm listening to my Nano, I'm using it without looking (because I'm running or DRIVING or doing some other task that does not allow me to hold up a touch screen device and tap it). That's why I had to purchase the 4th generation.

I'm mainly posting because I wanted to mention to the OP that my 4th gen that I just received is having the same "vinyl record" skip. (even after a restore)

I like my 2nd gen much better, and I still use it rather than my new one.

nanotoj
Dec 20, 2010, 08:24 PM
I just went to the Apple site and they are down some colors for the refurbished 16gb 5th gen Nanos from when I ordered it over the weekend. I don't really need, nor will I will probably use, the camera on the 5th generation model, there were no other options other than a Classic. I have a 240 gb which I use to put all my music on for use mainly at home. The Nano is more my travel size.

datamonger128
Dec 20, 2010, 11:09 PM
To me it sounds like OP is one of those people who think that all of a product are bad just because they have a bad experience with it. Personally, I don't like the new iPod nano. I think it is nothing more than an iPod shuffle with a screen. I bought one the day they arrived in stores and was unsatisfied. However, through the week that I owned one, I did not have any hardware problems at all. I simply just didn't like it. I ended up returning it and going back to my 4GB iPod nano 2G. The last great iPod in my opinion was the iPod mini. I'd still be using mine today if it weren't for the battery being shot.

aplqna
Dec 21, 2010, 07:03 PM
I just purchased a refurbished 4th generation from Apple's website. I did this because I can't have a camera at work, and this new Nano is unacceptable to me...

I'm not sure how your refurbished 4th gen is going to help you any more than the 6th gen did- seeing as neither have a camera.

Savor
Dec 24, 2010, 07:21 PM
First time I saw the 6th gen iPod nano was announced, I knew it felt like a downgrade. I love Steve Jobs' hypocrisy. He goes on a rant to trash his competitors that all 7 inch tablets will be DOA because their screen too small and wants to justify the current iPad's bulkiness. Yet, he sells us a a portable media player with a touchscreen with less than 2 inches? C'mon! The idea of turning it into a watch sounds too gimmicky and even dorky. I would rather have Sony Ericsson's LiveView if it can connect with my phone. Sometimes the current annual refresh from any company doesn't always feel upgrade.

IMHO, the best iPod nano they ever made was the 4th or 5th gen. The 5th gave us alot of nice features. I just hated they made it more glossy than the 4th. Based on build quality, I like the 2nd gen iPod nano the best because it brought back the anodized aluminium found on the iPod mini.

I believe if you can get a Zune HD at a reasonable discount, it offers far more value than a iPod nano at nearly the same price even if it happens to be bigger.

Zonz
Dec 24, 2010, 11:08 PM
I'm not sure how your refurbished 4th gen is going to help you any more than the 6th gen did- seeing as neither have a camera.

He means he doesn't like the 6th gen ipod nano redesign, and the 5th gen one had a video camera so he couldn't have that at work.

Therefore... 4th gen!

nospeed411
Dec 25, 2010, 11:28 AM
I think it's alright, I mean the Chromatics are pretty badass. But still, I'm not surprised Apple took a step to try and renovate the Nano. Plus, I'm slightly tempted to buy one so I can wear it as a watch :p


Wait it plays music?????? I got mine just so I could have an iWatch...lol Seriously...I am such a friggin fanboy I begged for one for just that reason. Actually wears quite well. I've had it on since 6 am when I opened it and forgot I was wearing it. LOL