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madsilencerr
Sep 13, 2012, 08:30 AM
I have a 4th gen and i am probably getting the new one, are you?



webslinger85
Sep 13, 2012, 08:33 AM
Yes. I'll get the black, I don't like the look of the pastel/white ones.

imazu
Sep 13, 2012, 10:16 AM
i am ordering the red one. bluetooth capability is a very good reason to me to upgrade from thelast gen.

madsilencerr
Sep 13, 2012, 12:37 PM
I'll probably get the white one...

WLS
Sep 13, 2012, 12:53 PM
No! no way. I liked the size of the Gen 6 Nano and this is a return to the older Gen 5 Nano. It may please those who wanted the old style back but it just pisses off those who like the watch style. My only hope is that Apple will decide to redesign the shuffle line and bring back the watch style as some kind of Shuffle Pro. Otherwise I will just have to pick up a refurbed 6th Gen from the Apple store at a significant discount next year.

StingerT125
Sep 13, 2012, 01:07 PM
I'll be getting the new one in black. I also don't like the white around the other colors.

My favorite was the 3rd gen short fat one, but I don't think many people liked that one. That one felt best in my hand.

madsilencerr
Sep 13, 2012, 01:07 PM
Well i have the 4th gen so it's obvious that i like the old style.

Fed
Sep 13, 2012, 01:54 PM
I had absolutely no intention of buying an iPod until I saw the new Nano. I'll probably buy the Red one for my car and gym. With that, I'll probably size down my next iPhone.

madsilencerr
Sep 13, 2012, 02:39 PM
Well, i didn't want to buy an iPod, too. But the new one is gorgeous!

SkyBell
Sep 13, 2012, 02:56 PM
I got a 6G when they came out, and honestly I hated it at first. I didn't like the physical design, nor the interface, and the huge loss of features compared to the 5G. But over time, I've grown to...kind of like it. I love the size, it'll fit anywhere you have a little space to spare. Mostly, I love the clip. Just leave it on my sleeve and forget about it, and when I need to change the song, it's right there.

But this new nano is very, very tempting. Bringing back video playback is a big plus for me. I also love the new design, and the interface looks very nice (though I will have to try it out before I make a final call on that.) My only gripe would be the lack of a model larger than 16 GB. As is, my entire music collection will fit on it, but it doesn't leave a whole lot of room for video.

Also, I would miss the clip of the 6G dearly. I could buy an armband or whatever for the new one, but it's so nice not having an extra case/band/whatever on my 6G to keep it hanging on my shirt. :D

I suppose I'll have to make a decision at some point. Lucky for me, I'm broke at the moment so I've got some time to make my choice. :p

6GenNANO
Sep 13, 2012, 06:09 PM
I am really, really upset about this new Nano! I was excited that I would be able to use a nano as a watch with bluetooth capabilites at the gym! Having the controls on my wrist while connected wirelessly to my bluetooth headset is something I was looking forward too, and apple just crushed that dream yesterday. How in the hell am I am going to use this long nano as an easy accessible watch/mp3 player now at the gym? Why does apple ignore the people who workout? Why cant Apple release a sport nano? which is the 6th gen with bluetooth?

jaw04005
Sep 13, 2012, 08:02 PM
No and I've owned practically every nano. I think this design is a mistake, akin to the fat nano. I'm particularly bothered by the UI and white face/pastel color combinations.

The price points suck also.

Davy.Shalom
Sep 13, 2012, 09:15 PM
I'll be getting the new one in black. I also don't like the white around the other colors.

My favorite was the 3rd gen short fat one, but I don't think many people liked that one. That one felt best in my hand.

That was my favorite as well! I have a perfect condition product red one, and it has actually turned to a magenta color. It has no scratches on the back because I never take it out of the case and I never use it...

brilliant
Sep 13, 2012, 11:53 PM
i think i've seen those circular icons before. :D

iEvolution
Sep 14, 2012, 01:19 AM
Not this year, Im sorry but touch screens make terrible music players.

If the buttons on the side can be reconfigured to function as seek buttons instead of volume I might consider it.

MVRL
Sep 14, 2012, 01:23 AM
nope, not a fan of this gen, the original design was way better and more original

the new one is the exact same design as my old Samsung mp3 player.. what a shame..

http://i.imgur.com/tDwSF.png

Yr Blues
Sep 14, 2012, 02:48 AM
no, the last nano was the perfect size for me. the clip was a killer feature

MichaelSvane
Sep 14, 2012, 03:18 AM
No I'm not and I'm so disappointed that Apple chose this new design and layout and to me it signals a fallback to the iPod Nano. I believe it was Tim Cook who said that it's no task at all to make the gadgets bigger and that's exactly whats been done here.

I bought the 6 Gen iPod nano along with a wristband to use it as a watch and it works great. Only little thing missing is, as mentioned earlier, a wireless link to bluetooth enabled headphones and a less square design. You failed that one Apple, fix it

pimentoLoaf
Sep 14, 2012, 03:30 AM
Just ordered a greenie, with a 30-pin to Lightning connector, and AppleCare. It's also engraved with "thin mint".

BTW, this new device DOES feature Bluetooth (http://www.apple.com/ipod-nano/). (Too bad the Tech Specs page doesn't list Bluetooth. Odd that ... )

Jessica Lares
Sep 14, 2012, 05:12 AM
Yep, in blue, so excited! This will be my first new gen iPod since the iPod Video! :eek:

Abstract
Sep 14, 2012, 05:14 AM
If I really wanted to watch video on the go, I could use my laptop, or tablet, or mobile phone, or get an iPod Touch. The Nano was supposed to be a very portable iPod, and nothing has been more portable than the Nano and Shuffle.

And now, it's this half-baked, half-Nano & half-Touch abortion.

pacmania1982
Sep 14, 2012, 11:28 AM
I know its not been released yet, but anyone know if you can change the wallpaper?

I'd buy the white or black one, but I'm not keen on the default color of the background

Huge125
Sep 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
Just ordered a greenie, with a 30-pin to Lightning connector, and AppleCare. It's also engraved with "thin mint".

BTW, this new device DOES feature Bluetooth (http://www.apple.com/ipod-nano/). (Too bad the Tech Specs page doesn't list Bluetooth. Odd that ... )

Yeah, not listed in Tech specs, but it is on the over view page.

NewAnger
Sep 14, 2012, 02:42 PM
I'll likely get it next month. I do prefer the 6th gen still simply because it's small and has a clip.

jodelli
Sep 15, 2012, 03:57 AM
This is the one I was waiting for, instead of the Shuffle deluxe that was passed off as a 6th g Nano.

The 6th g Nano is square, has a clip and touch controls but no realistic video capability. Call it what it is, or something new, it's not really a Nano.

Julien
Sep 15, 2012, 06:01 AM
...the new one is the exact same design as my old Samsung mp3 player.. what a shame..

Exact: precise, as opposed to approximate. exhibiting or marked by strict, particular, and complete accordance with fact or a standard

Time for a trip to the optometrist.:D


I use the Nano for working out and running. I have no need for video or a larger screen. So the current Nano fits my needs better. It is a little strange how the Nano is all over the design map from generation to generation.

6GenNANO
Sep 15, 2012, 07:01 AM
It is a little strange how the Nano is all over the design map from generation to generation.

That is the problem! Apple is trying to please everyone with one design instead of making two models for people who workout and play sports and for those who want to put it in their car, and or want to watch the occasional video. They could easily make a sport nano with sweat resistance/bluetooth using the 6th gen form factor and use this new long thin nano for everyone else, and add a camera back in for them and everyone is happy.

MH01
Sep 15, 2012, 10:40 AM
No and I've owned practically every nano. I think this design is a mistake, akin to the fat nano. I'm particularly bothered by the UI and white face/pastel color combinations.

The price points suck also.

Agree. The white face is ugly as and the icons look like a cheap Chinese ripoff

cube
Sep 15, 2012, 11:07 AM
I have a 5th gen. I don't need a 7th.

If there had been a 32GB 6th gen, I would have bought it at launch.

WLS
Sep 15, 2012, 11:34 AM
I have a 5th gen. I don't need a 7th.

If there had been a 32GB 6th gen, I would have bought it at launch.
Agree
All we can hope for is for Apple to bring it back as a shuffle model as they also have clips. It makes sense to have that as a family trait

ftaok
Sep 15, 2012, 04:30 PM
I use the Nano for working out and running. I have no need for video or a larger screen. So the current Nano fits my needs better. It is a little strange how the Nano is all over the design map from generation to generation.

I'm sensing a pattern.

1G - rectangular
2G - rectangular
3G - square

4G - rectangular
5G - rectangular
6G - square

7G - rectangular
8G - rectangular???
9G - square???

Built
Sep 15, 2012, 06:07 PM
I'm buying several more Nano 6th gens after seeing the new Nano. I like the versatility of the 6th...easily concealed music player/watch/etc.

6GenNANO
Sep 15, 2012, 07:31 PM
I'm buying several more Nano 6th gens after seeing the new Nano. I like the versatility of the 6th...easily concealed music player/watch/etc.

Some stores I have been to still have lots of demo nanos laying around, but they will not give a fair discount on the price :(

Built
Sep 15, 2012, 08:11 PM
Some stores I have been to still have lots of demo nanos laying around, but they will not give a fair discount on the price :(

I was able to find several of the 8GB Silver at the Target on Century Boulevard in Los Angeles...but most around here are completely out. The Best Buys are out...I purchased two of the silver (full price though from Target) and 1 of the graphite (refurb from Apple).

I've never purchased refurbs. Are they OK?

6GenNANO
Sep 16, 2012, 08:12 PM
I was able to find several of the 8GB Silver at the Target on Century Boulevard in Los Angeles...but most around here are completely out. The Best Buys are out...I purchased two of the silver (full price though from Target) and 1 of the graphite (refurb from Apple).

I've never purchased refurbs. Are they OK?

Apple gives out a 1 year warranty on refurbs, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about, but they are disappearing fast.

midwestfisherma
Sep 18, 2012, 11:56 PM
I am really, really upset about this new Nano! I was excited that I would be able to use a nano as a watch with bluetooth capabilites at the gym! Having the controls on my wrist while connected wirelessly to my bluetooth headset is something I was looking forward too, and apple just crushed that dream yesterday. How in the hell am I am going to use this long nano as an easy accessible watch/mp3 player now at the gym? Why does apple ignore the people who workout? Why cant Apple release a sport nano? which is the 6th gen with bluetooth?



No! no way. I liked the size of the Gen 6 Nano and this is a return to the older Gen 5 Nano. It may please those who wanted the old style back but it just pisses off those who like the watch style. My only hope is that Apple will decide to redesign the shuffle line and bring back the watch style as some kind of Shuffle Pro. Otherwise I will just have to pick up a refurbed 6th Gen from the Apple store at a significant discount next year.

Wow....overreaction!


I'm picking one up as soon as they come in!

TonicAngel
Sep 19, 2012, 10:35 AM
Yep, in blue, so excited! This will be my first new gen iPod since the iPod Video! :eek:

I ordered a purple one. It's my first ipod since the first ipod video. It's finally biting the dust after all these years. :) This way, I'll probably go with the 16GB iphone next time around.

kalexn
Sep 19, 2012, 02:20 PM
No, I really like my clip nano! It is perfect for running and this would require me to go back to using an armband.

gnasher729
Sep 19, 2012, 06:25 PM
nope, not a fan of this gen, the original design was way better and more original

the new one is the exact same design as my old Samsung mp3 player.. what a shame..

http://i.imgur.com/tDwSF.png]Image

I think you need your eyes tested. That Samsung player is _huge_ compared to the new Nano; 1/3rd longer, wider, twice as thick, and three times as heavy. Have a look at this picture for a proper look:

http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/news/samsung/yp-p2.jpg

It has some switches on each side, the screen area is a much smaller percentage of the total area, corners are not rounded. Looks totally different. None of the lightness of the new Nano.

There seems to be a huge amount of dishonesty around, with people posting photos that are carefully staged to make Apple products look bad. Like yours, carefully arranged to pretend that there is some similarity, when in reality there is none whatsoever.

Tankmaze
Sep 19, 2012, 08:52 PM
nope, not a fan of this gen, the original design was way better and more original

the new one is the exact same design as my old Samsung mp3 player.. what a shame..

Image (http://i.imgur.com/tDwSF.png)

And the matching background color with the outer shell reminds me of the lumia 900/920 :rolleyes:

TacticalDesire
Sep 19, 2012, 09:15 PM
I guess I'm one of the only people here who actually really likes the new nano.

Wolfpup
Sep 19, 2012, 10:15 PM
Anyone know if the new nano added an internal speaker? That would be cool...

I had TWO 6th gens, and they both died FAST. I liked the clip though, but that was crazy unreliable.

Now that iOS is losing podcast support, I guess I have to buy a nano and/or classic again, so...

Wish they'd update the classic with bluetooth, radio, flash instead of the mechanical hard drive...