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Old May 4, 2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone actually like the 6th Gen Nano?

I've read tons of people disliking it... but barely see anyone actually liking it.

Does anyone actually like their 6th gen Nano?
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Old May 5, 2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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anyone who doesn't like it needs to rethink what they want.

An Ipod nano is music, pure and simple. If they want all the other bits, get a touch. If you just want music, tell me what exactly there isn't to like?

People will always find something to complain about, even if a device is perfect for its purpose. Its human nature.
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Old May 5, 2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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anyone who doesn't like it needs to rethink what they want.

An Ipod nano is music, pure and simple. If they want all the other bits, get a touch. If you just want music, tell me what exactly there isn't to like?

People will always find something to complain about, even if a device is perfect for its purpose. Its human nature.
+1 I love my 6th gen. Its my favorite out of all the nanos.
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Old May 6, 2011, 01:20 AM   #4
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Same here. The sound quality is superb and so small and light. Really good for working out especially when doing cardio.

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+1 I love my 6th gen. Its my favorite out of all the nanos.
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Old May 6, 2011, 03:17 AM   #5
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If you just want music, tell me what exactly there isn't to like?
The touchscreen.

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I understand that what it loses in function it gains in portability
It's no portable than the fantastic 5th gen nano.

The 5th gen nano was awesome (I have 3 of them, all 16 gigs, red/green/orange), as is the Classic. I had an iPod touch when they first came out, before they were so old hat like they are now in their fourth year much the same as they were in 2007, and back then it was really cool...until the novelty wore off and I got tired of taking it out of my pocket all the time to use it.

I sold it long ago thankfully, and now won't touch any iPod without a click wheel--I have a feeling I won't be buying any iPods anytime soon though.
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Old May 6, 2011, 07:59 AM   #6
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My iPod owning days died in 2007 with the introduction of the iPhone. Previously used a 3rd gen nano and 4th gen iPod. Call me crazy but I have no need for 50 devices when they all do the same thing.
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Old May 11, 2011, 05:26 AM   #7
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An Ipod nano is music, pure and simple. If they want all the other bits, get a touch. If you just want music, tell me what exactly there isn't to like?
If all you want is music, a touch screen is awful. with the old one I could control it in my pocket, or in the car without having to look at it. With a touchscreen you cant do that, If I wanted a touchscreen I'd get an iPod touch or iPhone, they actually take advantage of the touchscreen.
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Old May 11, 2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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I mainly use my iPod as a music player so I do not require any extra features, but the 6th gen Nano was mostly a disappointment. Yes it is small, but making the interface harder to navigate by removing the click wheel and use a one inch touch screen was a horrible idea. The other bad thing about the player is that Apple did not increase the capacity, yet they kept it at $179. That is too much just for a 16GB MP3 player.
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Old May 11, 2011, 09:49 AM   #9
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An Ipod nano is music, pure and simple.
That's the problem: it wasn't before the 6th gen came out.

The 6th gen is a good little machine on its own, but if you compare it to the 5th gen and 4th gen (both of which I own), you start to see bits missing.

- The new version no longer plays video. Since I travel a lot, it's convenient to load some video on my Nano to watch on trains / planes / cars (when I'm not the one driving).
- No more games. Solitaire was a great little timewaster when you're sitting on the toilet.
- No camera, but admittedly I only used my camera to snap random videos when I didn't have my iPhone on me.
- While the touchscreen on the nano is far from bad, it IS fiddlier to use than the old clickwheel.

It seems that Apple really have taken 'making it smaller' to an extreme. As I've said, the new nano isn't bad at all, it's just not as good as the 5th gen.
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Old May 11, 2011, 06:22 PM   #10
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I dig it, in fact of all the nanos I probably have gotten the most use out of this generation than any other before.

The touch screen is pretty good for how small it is, especially when its clipped on your arm, it doesn't make it a real pain to navigate like I was expecting.

Really I've only used my iPods for music anyway so all the features dropped from the 5th gen don't even bother me...though I think the pricing of this model is way off and should be at least $30 cheaper.

The classic will always be my favorite but the 6th gen is the closest as far as competing with the classic as my favorite..and I've used a lot of iPods. (iPod Shuffle 2ndGen/3rdGen/4thGen, iPod Video 5G & 5.5G, 1/2/4 gen nanos, iPod Mini with a 32GB Flashcard swap, iPod Video with a 240GB HD swap).

Then again this is coming from a guy that didn't mind the 3rd gen shuffle much either, so perhaps my tastes are different from the average consumer.
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Old May 11, 2011, 09:09 PM   #11
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I love my 6th gen. Happily use it every day on the way to work, and also running. Ran my spring marathon with it and even once I started tossing gu out for being too heavy the nano (clipped to waist of shorts) was no problem.

LOVE IT
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Old May 14, 2011, 08:20 PM   #12
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anyone who doesn't like it needs to rethink what they want.

An Ipod nano is music, pure and simple. If they want all the other bits, get a touch. If you just want music, tell me what exactly there isn't to like?

People will always find something to complain about, even if a device is perfect for its purpose. Its human nature.
Small storage size, and controls that can't be used without looking at the screen? The iPod Classic is the music lover's iPod.
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Old May 15, 2011, 02:26 AM   #13
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Small storage size, and controls that can't be used without looking at the screen? The iPod Classic is the music lover's iPod.
That's only half true... the double click for next track works great as a sight free control. If they'd put the same button scheme as the headset on the power button that would be the best. The problem with the classic is the slight pause before the thing starts playing due to it's HDD. It's not a horrible thing but that quarter second does seem jarring after using iPod Touch and Nano players all these years. That's why I shoved a CF into my old mini. It would be amazing if they made a flash based classic though.
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:10 AM   #14
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My only complaint is the clip. Given i'd mostly put it in a pocket rather than clip it onto a belt or anything, the clip pretty much doubles the thickness without providing any benefit. A removable clip would be ideal.

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Old May 15, 2011, 05:23 AM   #15
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Love mine

I travel a lot and use mine when I am on airplanes for music. Why not use the phone? I do a lot of long flights and the phone is bulky; I also don't want to use the battery of the phone when I don't have to. I have a 160gb classic that I never use since I got the nano.

Only complaint is that 16 gb isn't enough for my music, even when down converting to 128kbps. Battery life seems to be fine; 12+ hrs without charging or even worrying about running low. I used to use a shuffle, but the nano is a lot better.
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Old May 21, 2011, 04:09 AM   #16
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My only complaint is the clip. Given i'd mostly put it in a pocket rather than clip it onto a belt or anything, the clip pretty much doubles the thickness without providing any benefit. A removable clip would be ideal.

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Problem solved: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/I...on-Clip/3605/1
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Old Sep 5, 2011, 01:20 AM   #17
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anyone who doesn't like it needs to rethink what they want.

An Ipod nano is music, pure and simple. If they want all the other bits, get a touch. If you just want music, tell me what exactly there isn't to like?

People will always find something to complain about, even if a device is perfect for its purpose. Its human nature.
Sorry but, I disagree. I already have an iPhone, and I also have a 4th generation iPod Nano (the previous body style, but minus the camera) for just music purposes for when I want something small-ish/light for working out. If it were to die, I think I'd go on eBay or something to try getting another one before buying one of the current generation Nanos.

It's not about the fact that it doesn't do what the other iPod/iPhone models do, it's about the fact that it's too damn small. I don't understand Apple's (and other companies') obsession with smaller, smaller, smaller. You can only get it so small until it just becomes awkward to use, unless you have freakishly small hands. The previous generation was a good combination of functionality and size. The current one is not. To me, there's no real benefit to the additional reduction in size...it's just a means for them to say, "oh cool, look how small we can make these things."
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Old May 5, 2011, 10:47 AM   #18
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I personally don't think that it's a bad product at all. I just think that it's ridiculous that it is supposed to be the successor to the 5th gen model and it launched at the same price even though it is undeniably a step back in functionality. I understand that what it loses in function it gains in portability, and many people like that, but I figure that if it does less it should cost less. The 6th gen should fall between the previous nano and the shuffle in terms of price, as it does in function. I would also like to see the next generation actually build on the 5th gen, but I think that Apple ha decided to permanently cripple the nano to encourage people to invest in a touch.
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I don't particularly like it and have found it hard to use in the store when i"ve tested it, mainly because I have big fingers.

I think its just a little too small. Functions perfectly for music, but its not big enough/easy enough to use for me. I really liked the previous (5th) gen one and was hoping that the 6th Gen one would build on that again

I have a 2nd gen one that needs replacing - and I really wanted to get a new one in september but the design did nothing for me. I guess i'll have to get a new battery and hope i can fit it to my satisfcation - there's glue involved and that puts me off.

Also i don't like the idea of clipping something that expensive to the outside of my clothes/bag etc as its intended. yes i could put it in my pocket, but then why have a clip?

I for one am in the anti-6th-gen-nano camp.
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I don't particularly like it and have found it hard to use in the store when i"ve tested it, mainly because I have big fingers.

I think its just a little too small. Functions perfectly for music, but its not big enough/easy enough to use for me. I really liked the previous (5th) gen one and was hoping that the 6th Gen one would build on that again

I have a 2nd gen one that needs replacing - and I really wanted to get a new one in september but the design did nothing for me. I guess i'll have to get a new battery and hope i can fit it to my satisfcation - there's glue involved and that puts me off.

Also i don't like the idea of clipping something that expensive to the outside of my clothes/bag etc as its intended. yes i could put it in my pocket, but then why have a clip?

I for one am in the anti-6th-gen-nano camp.

I don't understand how this makes any sense because it is the same as the iPhone, just a smaller screen. It's not like the icons are smaller or anything. You sound like one of the people who don't like something just because you can.
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Old Dec 26, 2011, 07:42 PM   #21
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Preface this for most readers: I only bought the thing to use as a watch.

I just bought a 7th Gen 8GB Nano and black iWatchez band. That's the whole reason I purchased it. I liked the sleek, flat, "big face" look to it which is like most of my watches.

I dug the idea of being able to simply switch color bands for whatever I'm wearing and change faces at will (since they have the decent selection now).

So far... love it. I don't use it for any other purpose because I own an iPhone, but I do sync some music to it just in case I'm driving or on my phone and want to pipe music through to my car, but I wont use it often.

If I did use it for basic music, etc, I think it's a great little design for a portable MP3 player. It's small, compact, decent screen, doubles as a watch, etc. I just don't need those functions.

So it gets a thumbs up from me.
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 12:19 AM   #22
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Just got the 6th gen today, sent in my pristine 1st gen Nano for the recall. I can't find much to like about the 6th gen.

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- Custom dock/line out to use with dedicated headphone amp (useful for higher impedance headphones) no longer functions. I'm getting no audio using the dock out.
- To small, I have big fingers, and navigation is really difficult.
- Clumsy UI, I find I'm scrolling more through menus to find things that where once a simple click of the wheel.
- Backlight will not shut off when charging the thing, UNLESS you eject the ipod from iTunes. Old models you could change the setting so the back light would go off.
- 3.5mm audio jack, seems a bit lower quality then the older models, to me at least.
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Preface this for most readers: I only bought the thing to use as a watch.

I just bought a 7th Gen 8GB Nano and black iWatchez band. That's the whole reason I purchased it. I liked the sleek, flat, "big face" look to it which is like most of my watches.

I dug the idea of being able to simply switch color bands for whatever I'm wearing and change faces at will (since they have the decent selection now).

So far... love it. I don't use it for any other purpose because I own an iPhone, but I do sync some music to it just in case I'm driving or on my phone and want to pipe music through to my car, but I wont use it often.

If I did use it for basic music, etc, I think it's a great little design for a portable MP3 player. It's small, compact, decent screen, doubles as a watch, etc. I just don't need those functions.

So it gets a thumbs up from me.
I am the exact same as this guy, I love it as a watch. I was gifted it because i wanted a watch and nothin more. I have an iPad and iPhone for my music and such!

I love it as a watch with my two Hex watch bands.
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I personally don't think that it's a bad product at all. I just think that it's ridiculous that it is supposed to be the successor to the 5th gen model and it launched at the same price even though it is undeniably a step back in functionality. I understand that what it loses in function it gains in portability, and many people like that, but I figure that if it does less it should cost less. The 6th gen should fall between the previous nano and the shuffle in terms of price, as it does in function. I would also like to see the next generation actually build on the 5th gen, but I think that Apple ha decided to permanently cripple the nano to encourage people to invest in a touch.
I could not agree more with that statement.
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I could not agree more with that statement.
Yeah... Maybe they should have called it the iPod micro or Shuffle+ since it does kind of sit between the shuffle and older iPod Nano.

I actually dig the double tap power button to skip track feature a lot now. If that feature was on the iPod touch I would have liked my touch a lot more as a music player. I ended up using it as more of a PDA/ gaming device.
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