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MacRumors
Sep 13, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Alongside its iPhone media event earlier this week, Apple quietly introduced new "space gray" versions (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/10/apple-introduces-new-space-gray-colors-for-ipod-touch-nano-and-shuffle/) of its iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle, replacing the black models of those devices with the new color.

Australian Ben Pasternak has now posted a brief video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oV12xzErxg) offering a first look at the new color option for the iPod nano. The video shows the front and rear of the device, with the anodized color of the device appearing lighter than the outgoing "Black/Slate" option. The anodized matte finish also helps minimize fingerprints that can be highly visible on more reflective surfaces seen in some of Apple's other products.

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Earlier this week, Apple announced that the new iPhone 5s (//www.apple.com/iphone-5s/) would also be sporting the new Space Gray color, similarly replacing the black/slate color offered on the iPhone 5. All of the iPod models with the new color option are currently available, with the iPhone 5s set to go on sale next Friday, September 20.

Article Link: Apple's New 'Space Gray' iPod Nano Shown in Brief Video (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/13/apples-new-space-gray-ipod-nano-shown-in-brief-video/)



quagmire
Sep 13, 2013, 09:13 AM
Sounds like no new iPods this year. Or they would have waited until the spec updates to introduce the new color.

jabingla2810
Sep 13, 2013, 09:14 AM
Hard to judge this on a video, probably have to be seen in person to get a feel for it.

Perhaps a good idea would have been to show it side by side with the slate iPhone 5 as a reference?

Anyhow, pretty cool video.

Xiroteus
Sep 13, 2013, 09:18 AM
*sigh* removing the best color option makes little sense.

Curious if a redesign will fix the odd border issue this model has.

MA-86
Sep 13, 2013, 09:24 AM
Absolutely love this new color! Hope it finds its way on other Apple products besides iphone and ipod!

CausticPuppy
Sep 13, 2013, 09:25 AM
Are the space gray versions in stores now?

the411
Sep 13, 2013, 09:29 AM
Is there a photo of the slate 5 next to a space grey 5s anywhere?

flashflooder
Sep 13, 2013, 09:58 AM
*sigh* removing the best color option makes little sense.

Curious if a redesign will fix the odd border issue this model has.

What is the border issue?


I'll also second this question:
Is there a photo of the slate 5 next to a space grey 5s anywhere?

musika
Sep 13, 2013, 10:02 AM
Spacey.

PortableLover
Sep 13, 2013, 10:12 AM
Doesnt look too bad

technano11
Sep 13, 2013, 10:12 AM
Not very pleased with apple removing black/slate.. Not sure if I should grab hold of remaining black/slate iPod nano from my local retailers

BJMRamage
Sep 13, 2013, 10:29 AM
i guessed i missed the part where the back was shown...seemed more side shots.

OK, nevermind...o see it now. wasn't too much of a good color shot.

teknikal90
Sep 13, 2013, 10:30 AM
He's south african

toneLA
Sep 13, 2013, 10:30 AM
I seriously hope they keep black/slate for the iPad mini. I returned an iPad mini anticipating the retina mini to come out soon and I wouldn't buy it in any other color. The black/slate is my favorite. It has a blue-ish hue to it that makes it really good looking.

SimonTheSoundMa
Sep 13, 2013, 10:34 AM
Ahh I wish they said space grey many more times in the keynote, would have made a good meme video.

egoistaxx9
Sep 13, 2013, 10:40 AM
would look great with my space gray iphone 5S...:cool:

iZac
Sep 13, 2013, 10:42 AM
This should make the scratches much less apparent on all the upcoming products, and in my opinion still looks great.

Somewhat off topic, but the voice on the video makes me feel ooold. :(

FooMan2011
Sep 13, 2013, 11:05 AM
Could it be data enabled? Looks like it has the same black antenna cover as the iPad... Just an observation.

Hexiii
Sep 13, 2013, 11:18 AM
So that's it on this year's update?

Could it be data enabled? Looks like it has the same black antenna cover as the iPad... Just an observation.

That's bluetooth, it was there from the beginning....

sdsteve
Sep 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
Are the space gray versions in stores now?

Yes. @ apple.com

Also on the Touch and shuffle.

Shaun, UK
Sep 13, 2013, 12:04 PM
Looks a similar colour to the new Mac Pro. I wonder if this is a sign of things to come. Personally I much prefer the piano black of the iPhone 4S.

justperry
Sep 13, 2013, 12:52 PM
He's south african

Erm...NO

http://www.youtube.com/user/BensTrends

teknikal90
Sep 13, 2013, 01:17 PM
Erm...NO

http://www.youtube.com/user/BensTrends

I'm australian lol. he doesnt have a pure australian accent. hes probably of south african decent

SBlue1
Sep 13, 2013, 02:54 PM
I just wish they would upgrade the storage for those things. My old nano is packed with songs and its battery is dying. I need at least 32 gig.

dampfnudel
Sep 13, 2013, 04:06 PM
Absolutely love this new color! Hope it finds its way on other Apple products besides iphone and ipod!

I think space gray will be making its way to the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 as well.

macs4nw
Sep 13, 2013, 06:04 PM
Absolutely love this new color! Hope it finds its way on other Apple products besides iphone and ipod!

It is, subjectively of course, a nice color. They used to call that Gun-Metal gray; suppose 'Space Gray' is a little 'friendlier' lol

Xiroteus
Sep 13, 2013, 07:31 PM
What is the border issue?


I'll also second this question:
Is there a photo of the slate 5 next to a space grey 5s anywhere?

The black border around the screen feels out of place unless the device is all black and even then it would look better if the casing went right to the screen.

JesperA
Sep 14, 2013, 06:57 AM
Yeah well yeah.......i would really hate it if they will not offer slate iPads in the future, don't like white, and spacegrey is not my cup of tea either, so now i can't buy an iPhone 5S, or a new iPod, and probably not a new next gen iPad :S Poor me :S

Seriously, would it really be that hard for Apple to offer us that doesn't throw our devices in the gravel on a daily basis, a slate version...

LizKat
Sep 14, 2013, 10:46 AM
The black border around the screen feels out of place unless the device is all black and even then it would look better if the casing went right to the screen.

I have the (PRODUCT)RED one with a white face; I like the way the narrow bit of the red casing frames the white border around the display. To me it's a natural design like you'd find in a framed and matted photo. The matte sets a photo off better than having the photo just stop at the frame edge. I had wondered if I'd find it distracting while watching a video but that hasn't been an issue.

canejoda
Sep 14, 2013, 12:59 PM
The problem with the black / slate is that it was a later of paint on top of silver that easily scratched off. I had my phone in a case from the moment it arrived and still got tiny scratches that revealed the silver cover underneath! It drove me insane, so I switched to the white one instead. Hopefully they have fixed this problem with the space grey color so I can switch back to a black face phone

Lancetx
Sep 14, 2013, 03:34 PM
Not to mention that the slate was a fingerprint magnet and looked awful at store displays, especially on the iPad mini. It also scuffed rather easily as well. The "space gray" should look and hold up much better.

Darklight1113
Sep 14, 2013, 05:02 PM
Absolutely love this new color! Hope it finds its way on other Apple products besides iphone and ipod!

a space grey retina macbook pro would be nice.

Xiroteus
Sep 14, 2013, 06:41 PM
I have the (PRODUCT)RED one with a white face; I like the way the narrow bit of the red casing frames the white border around the display. To me it's a natural design like you'd find in a framed and matted photo. The matte sets a photo off better than having the photo just stop at the frame edge. I had wondered if I'd find it distracting while watching a video but that hasn't been an issue.

Note - This is not an insult to those who like Apple's current designs

We (people) can have such different takes on design. Aside from hating white electronics it's like this out of place raised white panel on the front of a red iPod that is trying to have rounded sides. It feels completely out of place and horrible design. I still think the iPod Nano fifth generation had the best look even with the click wheel. I have even thought that the look above the click wheel would have looked fine for the nano, no ugly border, simple sleek design. Seriously not sure what happen's to Apples product design on a few devices.

Also not sure why they can't match them up to be all one color, the new 5c would look much better if the front plate matched the back. Even the 5s as that two tone issue.

I saw a video where someone questioned the design of the iPhone 5s case (black and brown look fine) while they liked the 5c case that has to be one of the ugliest cases I have seen that was designed to look good. Yep, we all can have extremely differently thoughts on what good design is.

I do wonder why Apple is not using the brighter colors like they did with iPod nano etc... some of those where really good if you wanted color, green was dark, red was red etc..

LizKat
Sep 14, 2013, 07:17 PM
I'm with you on the colors of the nanos, the anodized aluminum 2nd gen nanos were my favorites but I'd like even more vibrant colors like some of the shuffles (the brighter ones) or the later nano with the video... the curved one... which I didn't like EXCEPT for the colors. :) so yeah we are different on design preferences but the same on some ideas for color. I like black or white faces on smart devices and usually switch up on upgrades.

What did you think of the tie clasp shuffles?!

Oh well, difference is what makes the world go 'round, and also what stuffs the coffers of businesses all over the planet. As long as someone buys 5S and someone else buys 5C while we mull over what the current nano should have looked like, Apple will keep on keepin' on and we'll eventually find out what they've cooked up for the iPhone 6.

dannys1
Sep 15, 2013, 06:21 PM
The problem with the black / slate is that it was a later of paint on top of silver that easily scratched off. I had my phone in a case from the moment it arrived and still got tiny scratches that revealed the silver cover underneath! It drove me insane, so I switched to the white one instead. Hopefully they have fixed this problem with the space grey color so I can switch back to a black face phone

"Fixed" because its not painted anymore as you said - all the iPhone 5S colours as solid metals.

With a bit of luck they'll make macbooks in this space grey too!

kfscoll
Sep 16, 2013, 09:46 AM
"Fixed" because its not painted anymore as you said - all the iPhone 5S colours as solid metals.

With a bit of luck they'll make macbooks in this space grey too!
While the anodized finish on the new iPhone 5S might be more durable than a painted one, it doesn't go all the way through the metal. In other words, anodization is a surfact treatment; you can still damage it and show the bare metal underneath. Just ask anyone who owns a scuffed-up MacBook Pro.

wbeasley
Sep 16, 2013, 08:22 PM
It is, subjectively of course, a nice color. They used to call that Gun-Metal gray; suppose 'Space Gray' is a little 'friendlier' lol

Samesung seems to have taken ownership of "galaxy"... so maybe a little poke at them with the "space" naming :)

Think they call their products galaxy because it takes a long time for updates to software to rollout... yes, I know, blame the carriers. But the customisation also seems to hold things up for a LONG, LONG, LONG time. From a Galaxy Far Far Away. :)