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PerplexShyt
Sep 20, 2011, 01:41 PM
I know the obvious upgrades would be WIFI, but lets face it. the Nano is now so small that the battery cannot support continuous wifi, and offer ideal battery life. Also, there is no need to make it smaller right now either. Its small enough where people are complaining they have to search for it in their pockets/purses etc etc.

They will not get rid of the hinge because people want to clasp it in places.


If anything the only update I see coming the Nano's way, is to its OS and an update.

I guess the only way we will find out is when the event goes down.

Thoughts?



Le Buzz
Sep 20, 2011, 07:05 PM
It's weird that we haven't heard any rumors or seen any leaked photos. It would be a bummer as the 6th gen could use a few more features.

I really don't see them keeping the nano the same with the release of icloud though... I think we'll see a new nano.

watervapr
Sep 20, 2011, 08:36 PM
How has everyone missed this rumor? Or is it fake?

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/04/next-gen-ipod-nano-chassis-leaked-with-camera/

wrinkster22
Sep 20, 2011, 08:41 PM
i expect a price drop

theisgroup
Sep 20, 2011, 09:55 PM
don't really care about the camera on the nano, but low power Bluetooth 4.0 would be kick ass. You should read the what it's on lunatik's site. With just low power Bluetooth, this could all be possible for the nano.


http://updates.lunatik.com/ the Sep 8th update.

rgarjr
Sep 20, 2011, 10:03 PM
I also doubt they'll put Wi-Fi since it will suck that small battery out real quick, but would be great if you're plugged in to AC to play your tunes via iTunes Home Sharing or Internet Radio.

PerplexShyt
Sep 22, 2011, 07:34 AM
How has everyone missed this rumor? Or is it fake?

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/04/next-gen-ipod-nano-chassis-leaked-with-camera/

i think apple scrapped the camera idea with the big explosion of having the nano as a "watch"

aziatiklover
Sep 22, 2011, 07:37 AM
I expect it to sync with my iOS devices like the liveview from SE and an Android phone. ;)

applefan289
Sep 22, 2011, 09:54 AM
What if the whole iPod line is dropped? :eek:

Wolfpup
Sep 22, 2011, 12:05 PM
Hey, I'd take a camera! It's broken now, but I really liked my little 6th gen nano. I kind of thought it was a joke when it first released, but I like the clip, I like the software update that essentially gave it hardware play/pause, etc.

Hexiii
Sep 22, 2011, 02:20 PM
What if the whole iPod line is dropped? :eek:

It won't, and even if it was, I think at least a one iPod would be kept.

ftaok
Sep 22, 2011, 03:03 PM
Here's my take on what the nano 7G could get in the upcoming update.

1. Built-in Nike+ transmitter.
2. Built-in Bluetooth for wireless headphones.
3. Optional wifi dock (compatible with iPod classic as well)

It'll retain the same form factor, capacity options and battery ratings. I'm guessing that the more unpopular colors will be eliminated and new colors will be offered.

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iEvolution
Sep 23, 2011, 12:31 PM
Just because the iOS devices have become the main focus doesn't mean iPods don't bring in any money.

There will be a 7th gen, but there probably won't be any dramatic updates anymore.

I think the 6th gen is great, just wish it had higher capacity so I didn't have to do the 128kbps conversion to fit all my good songs on. Not only does quality suffer but syncing takes forever.

I'd like to see the nano go a little larger with the current form factor, 32GB capacity and support for VIDEO OUT (HD support if possible). Video on the nano was so utterly pointless anyway but it'd be pretty cool if you could hook it to a TV.

YeahBuddy
Sep 23, 2011, 01:24 PM
I always thought the new Nano was just too small. When I watched the keynote, I was hoping this was the new Nano:

http://i54.tinypic.com/25gw809.jpg

der-kaiser
Sep 23, 2011, 01:37 PM
Just wish they would bring back the click wheel for the nano. Would buy that in an instant for my car.

BrennerM
Sep 23, 2011, 02:01 PM
I use my 6G nano for running with Nike+. The two things that would tempt me to upgrade would be:

MUST HAVE: one more physical button for play/pause (i.e. pause the workout)
VERY NICE TO HAVE: built-in Nike+ integration

A couple other bonus things would be:
- more flexible backlight controls
- bluetooth

I really loathe having to use the touchscreen to pause my workout, and every headphone with remote I've tried has shorted out within a matter of weeks (I sweat a lot). But I do love the form factor for running. Apple, please just add one extra tiny button!!

jaw04005
Sep 24, 2011, 08:47 PM
I use my 6G nano for running with Nike+. The two things that would tempt me to upgrade would be:

MUST HAVE: one more physical button for play/pause (i.e. pause the workout)
VERY NICE TO HAVE: built-in Nike+ integration

A couple other bonus things would be:
- more flexible backlight controls
- bluetooth

I really loathe having to use the touchscreen to pause my workout, and every headphone with remote I've tried has shorted out within a matter of weeks (I sweat a lot). But I do love the form factor for running. Apple, please just add one extra tiny button!!

There is a setting that allows you to double tap the On/Off switch to play/pause.

Controlling audio playback with the Sleep/Wake button
You can double-click the Sleep/Wake button to play the next audio track, or change the setting so that double-clicking pauses or plays the current track. To set the Sleep/Wake button for audio playback:

On the Home screen, tap Settings.
Tap Music, and then tap the Sleep/Wake Button.
Tap the On/Off switch.
Tap either Next Track or Play/Pause.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4531

Openbook
Sep 24, 2011, 11:06 PM
I hope a better Nano. I hate the current design. The touch screen is cool and all but i love to change music on the fly and pause on the fly, stupid touch screen means you have to wake it up each time you want to do something. Not that useful if you are running, I need to break my stride so I can see WTF I am doing on the thing.

Invincibilizer
Sep 24, 2011, 11:16 PM
We need the return of the clickwheel!!!

Openbook
Sep 25, 2011, 09:36 PM
We need the return of the clickwheel!!!

indeed!

phillytim
Sep 26, 2011, 06:44 AM
I'm just wondering if Apple kinda has to rev Nano to include iOS 5, because of iCloud and Apple's big talking points about keeping your music, contacts, pictures, etc. in sync across your devices.

Something to consider....

imotionb18
Sep 26, 2011, 07:48 AM
I still thing there is a market for the nano. All they need is bluetooth imo.

BrennerM
Sep 28, 2011, 12:43 PM
There is a setting that allows you to double tap the On/Off switch to play/pause.

Controlling audio playback with the Sleep/Wake button
You can double-click the Sleep/Wake button to play the next audio track, or change the setting so that double-clicking pauses or plays the current track. To set the Sleep/Wake button for audio playback:

On the Home screen, tap Settings.
Tap Music, and then tap the Sleep/Wake Button.
Tap the On/Off switch.
Tap either Next Track or Play/Pause.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4531

You are my hero for the day...I had no idea this was configurable. Admittedly, I am using double-tap to skip tracks today so I would still like one extra physical button, but being able to configure it for play/pause is a great stopgap solution. Thanks!!

Wolfpup
Sep 28, 2011, 01:10 PM
It might not have been there when you bought it. Got added in the 1.1 update, which IMO makes it VASTLY more useable, and for me preferable to the touch for audio.

I'd still like more buttons though too (including something you don't have to double click to activate!)

Le Buzz
Sep 28, 2011, 03:56 PM
I'm just wondering if Apple kinda has to rev Nano to include iOS 5, because of iCloud and Apple's big talking points about keeping your music, contacts, pictures, etc. in sync across your devices.

Something to consider....

Good point... I was thinking the same thing. Even if the nano isn't too profitable for Apple anymore, they might roll out a wifi/bluetooth enabled nano 7 just for the sake of making iCloud more relevant and more powerful.

kryten3000
Sep 28, 2011, 04:27 PM
I signed on today with the same thoughts in mind as above. After some consideration I'm thinking that the iPod Shuffle and Classic will be going away and the Nano will get low power Bluetooth and iOS, perhaps a camera but don't count on it.

nutmac
Sep 28, 2011, 05:59 PM
I would like nano to evolve into an extension to paired iOS device, for functionalities such as notification center and AirPlay client (at least audio part).

Davy.Shalom
Aug 26, 2012, 12:22 PM
What if the whole iPod line is dropped? :eek:

It won't be.

Carlanga
Aug 26, 2012, 03:46 PM
It won't be.
Come back to us! :p
http://blogs-images.forbes.com/jonathanhorn/files/2012/04/back-future-4.jpg

Davy.Shalom
Aug 26, 2012, 07:58 PM
Come back to us! :p
Image (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/jonathanhorn/files/2012/04/back-future-4.jpg)

Hahaha, I know it won't be because my Aunt is the project manager for the iPod team..

I wonder who will troll my statement. lol

Carlanga
Aug 26, 2012, 11:02 PM
...

I was refering to you quoting and replying a year after the post you are quoting was made ;)

Davy.Shalom
Aug 27, 2012, 05:59 PM
I was refering to you quoting and replying a year after the post you are quoting was made ;)

I'm back now :)
hahaha

NewAnger
Aug 27, 2012, 07:58 PM
You are my hero for the day...I had no idea this was configurable. Admittedly, I am using double-tap to skip tracks today so I would still like one extra physical button, but being able to configure it for play/pause is a great stopgap solution. Thanks!!

I just use the headset from my iPhone to skip/pause or go back and adjust the volume.