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Old Sep 13, 2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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Isn't the new Nano great?

It's very portable, offers a decent storage option (16 GB) and the screen seems perfect to browse songs. Not to mention it's 149$. Isn't that just great? It also has FM radio. I love it.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 05:37 AM   #2
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I think the nano lost it's place and IMO, it's too big. I bought the previous gen nano with the built in clip and it's the perfect size for clipping on my gym shorts for working out and/or running. I didn't see a built in clip on the new nano and the size just seems too big almost like they are trying to make it a mini iPod touch. I think if you want that experience, buy the touch but the nano (IMO) should have remained very small with built in clip. JMHO.
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I think the nano lost it's place and IMO, it's too big. I bought the previous gen nano with the built in clip and it's the perfect size for clipping on my gym shorts for working out and/or running. I didn't see a built in clip on the new nano and the size just seems too big almost like they are trying to make it a mini iPod touch. I think if you want that experience, buy the touch but the nano (IMO) should have remained very small with built in clip. JMHO.
Somehow this 4 month old thread got resurrected.
Yes, I also liked the watch-faced (6th gen) Nano better, and was sorry to see they ditched the form factor.
It also might have gained traction as a possible Bluetooth enabled iPhone interface.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 05:40 AM   #4
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It's very portable, offers a decent storage option (16 GB) and the screen seems perfect to browse songs. Not to mention it's 149$. Isn't that just great? It also has FM radio. I love it.
I really can't tell if your being serious or not... Especially with your choice of profile picture.....

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I think the nano lost it's place and IMO, it's too big. I bought the previous gen nano with the built in clip and it's the perfect size for clipping on my gym shorts for working out and/or running. I didn't see a built in clip on the new nano and the size just seems too big almost like they are trying to make it a mini iPod touch. I think if you want that experience, buy the touch but the nano (IMO) should have remained very small with built in clip. JMHO.
I think your right. To be honest, I can see them dropping the whole ipod line on the next update and just releasing a small portable ipod (taking the place of the ipod shuffle and ipod nano) and a larger more storage based iPod with app functionality (taking the place of the ipod classic and ipod touch).
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 05:45 AM   #5
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I'm serious. Look at this hands on
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=m...&v=vazlu9G4Qq0

It's quite small and very thin. It reminds me of the 2nd gen Nano, but the screen makes it incredibly easy to browse songs.
I would rather buy a Shuffle instead of a prev gen Nano, honestly.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 05:54 AM   #6
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How we are supposed to train/run without a clip......?
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 06:19 AM   #7
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How we are supposed to train/run without a clip......?
There are accessories that you can use with it, just like all the previos gen Nano (except for the 6th).
Besides, you can still buy a new shuffle if that's all you need. I figured this Nano would fit in my pocket nicely.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 07:18 AM   #8
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well ..

...lack of wifi.
would be a perfect tiny browser ..
but everybody justs craves for the 4 inch display..
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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How we are supposed to train/run without a clip......?
I'm sure case companies will quickly come out with belt clip and arm band solutions. Or pick up a 6th gen before they disappear.

People are acting like the new nano is such a disappointment. Personally I never used the clip on my 6th gen, and if anything, I found it more annoying

If people don't like it, don't buy it, Apple isn't putting a gun to your head.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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I'm sure case companies will quickly come out with belt clip and arm band solutions.

People are acting like the new nano is such a disappointment. Personally I never used the clip on my 6th gen, and if anything, I found it more annoying

If people don't like it, don't buy it, Apple isn't putting a gun to your head.
Just seems dumb to remove one of the big advantages, the clip.

I'm not saying the change was horrific, but it was "such a disappointment" to me. It's apples product to take in whatever direction they choose, but your (webslinger) acting like people shouldn't be allowed to voice their opinion on this. A lot of us wanted a more integrated nano, with more usability for workouts and physical activity. IMO, they gave an entire niche the cold shoulder. The new nano is a loss for me.

Also, I know I don't have to buy one, thanks for letting me know. Point being is that I was ready to, until the reveal. Saved me some $$.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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I'm sure case companies will quickly come out with belt clip and arm band solutions. Or pick up a 6th gen before they disappear.

People are acting like the new nano is such a disappointment. Personally I never used the clip on my 6th gen, and if anything, I found it more annoying

If people don't like it, don't buy it, Apple isn't putting a gun to your head.
I use the clip all the time...
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:38 AM   #12
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How we are supposed to train/run without a clip......?
Don't your workout shorts and pants have pockets?

Until a few weeks ago I've been jogging with an iPod Nano 3rd gen for the past five years by just putting it in my pocket.

(Tried the armband, didn't like it, felt like I was getting my blood pressure taken at the doctor's office).
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:58 PM   #13
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Don't your workout shorts and pants have pockets?

Until a few weeks ago I've been jogging with an iPod Nano 3rd gen for the past five years by just putting it in my pocket.

(Tried the armband, didn't like it, felt like I was getting my blood pressure taken at the doctor's office).
I gotta be securely clipped in. Uuugh! I hate things bouncing around loose anywhere down there when I run. My running shorts only have the little key pocket anyway.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 02:53 PM   #14
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I'm serious. Look at this hands on
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=m...&v=vazlu9G4Qq0

It's quite small and very thin. It reminds me of the 2nd gen Nano, but the screen makes it incredibly easy to browse songs.
I would rather buy a Shuffle instead of a prev gen Nano, honestly.

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Old Sep 13, 2012, 04:26 PM   #15
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How to attach while lifting weights or running? Arm bands don't work for me when I'm lifting, I have a heart rate monitor strap across my chest, the monitor/watch on my wrist, so the best place would be to clip on my shirt. Maybe I could Velcro the nano to a small chip-clip?

I like the looks of the new nano a lot. Couldn't care less about FM radio or Nike+, just would like larger capacity than a shuffle. Maybe the didn't increase the capacity of the shuffle to try and move people like me to the nano.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 04:32 PM   #16
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Hmmm.. I'll have to see it in real life before deciding.

Honestly, in The Verge's hands-on video, it looks like a cheap chinese knock-off

But gonna try it in store when it's available
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:13 AM   #17
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How to attach while lifting weights or running? Arm bands don't work for me when I'm lifting, I have a heart rate monitor strap across my chest, the monitor/watch on my wrist, so the best place would be to clip on my shirt. Maybe I could Velcro the nano to a small chip-clip?

I like the looks of the new nano a lot. Couldn't care less about FM radio or Nike+, just would like larger capacity than a shuffle. Maybe the didn't increase the capacity of the shuffle to try and move people like me to the nano.
Bluetooth... You're supposed to stick it in a pocket (or sock or where ever) and listen using Bluetooth headphones. I guess Apple doesn't think you want to control it much while working out. Of course, 3rd-party clips will be available shortly.
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Nanos are all so different you are going to get strong opinions which ones people like best...

...I like the more square ones, they fit in your pocket better. And I love the clip myself...

...I do wish what they did was replace the shuffle with the 6th gen and maybe introduce this new nano. Best of both worlds for people who liked both and the shuffle really has gotten really stale (for one thing it just doesn't fit much music at all!). The 6th gen nano is a two year old design now, I don't see why they can't just bump it down to the shuffle price (maybe even just increase the shuffle price a little).
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I think you're right. To be honest, I can see them dropping the whole ipod line on the next update and just releasing a small portable ipod (taking the place of the ipod shuffle and ipod nano) and a larger more storage based iPod with app functionality (taking the place of the ipod classic and ipod touch).
I honestly believe that this where Apple is headed. It makes perfect sense to merge the two micro pods into one entry level device, especially as the tech costs keep dropping.

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It's quite small and very thin. It reminds me of the 2nd gen Nano, but the screen makes it incredibly easy to browse songs.
I would rather buy a Shuffle instead of a prev gen Nano, honestly.
This is in fact what I did, have a shuffle and a 5th g Nano at the same time.
Just not really fond of the tiny 6th g screen.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 11:14 AM   #20
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Looks Cheap

To be very honest I think the new nano looks like a cheap china made ipod it looks kind of fake and the way they have designed the icons round still icons bluetooth isn't a big deal they should have included it last year than leaving the iPod line untouched with out any upgrades to it.

To be honest i think apple have lost it with the iPod line.
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To be very honest I think the new nano looks like a cheap china made ipod it looks kind of fake and the way they have designed the icons round still icons bluetooth isn't a big deal they should have included it last year than leaving the iPod line untouched with out any upgrades to it.

To be honest i think apple have lost it with the iPod line.
Yeah, it looks to me like it was quickly made in last two months. The UI (and I don't mean just the circular icons), the design and the colours are not good either, maybe even worse than the 3rd gen colours.

The iPod update just doesn't seem Apple like, where did the simplicity go?
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 12:24 PM   #22
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I quite like it but would prefer a touch. I may pick one up on ebay at one stage though.
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The best iPod nano was the 5th generation. That should have been the (at least) 2-year design, not the 6th gen or this thing. It's gaudy - no new features, just bringing back video they eliminated 2 years before - and I don't even think they allow you to change the background. I really wish the iPod Touch wasn't so damn expensive - could they really not just scrap the 4th gen and have an 8 or 16 GB new iPod Touch start at $199? At first, I didn't like those either - I still don't like the colored ones, but the black and white models are growing on me. Well, except that stupid "Loop" button- that will never grow on me, it's just gimmicky.
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The best iPod nano was the 5th generation. That should have been the (at least) 2-year design, not the 6th gen or this thing. It's gaudy - no new features, just bringing back video they eliminated 2 years before - and I don't even think they allow you to change the background.
I agree with you on the 5th gen; I'm still rockin' mine, and probably will until they fall apart.

That said, I appreciate the return to form in the 7th gen, in regards to general shape and video playback. The resemblance to the 2nd gen's profile (from an edge-on perspective) is not lost on me either. I can't say I'm a fan of the white bezel, nor of the softened colors as shown in the promo photos. I'll have to reserve my judgment on those aspects until I see the actual product in person.
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Nanos are all so different you are going to get strong opinions which ones people like best (For example I strongly disagree with the poster above me, I really disliked the 5th gen. I wish I hadn't sold my 3rd gen. But it now resides in my car as the car's dedicated ipod). I'm laughing at this thread cause when the 6th gen was introduced there was a lot of gnashing of teeth about how it lost features.

Now there is gnashing of teeth (which I will say I agree with as the 6th gen was one of my favorite nanos) about the change. But, I already have a 6th gen myself and I guess if it breaks I'll just buy a used one off of craigslist.

My personal problem, I hate the stick form. I don't understand why people like it so much (I actually expected people to be yaying at the bringing back of the more stick like form). I like the more square ones, they fit in your pocket better. And I love the clip myself (Though honestly I don't find it clips hard enough so I stopped trusting it so I guess it's not so useful . The idea was great though).

The only thing I disliked about the 6th gen was the battery life (cause it's so small).

Yeah, I'm not big on the change, and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who liked the 6th gen (cause I was one of hte few defending it when they introduced it, I loved the idea from when they first introduced it!) but I just won't buy it and hopefully some point they'll come up with something better. It's not like I need a new nano anyways, they didn't even increase the storage space and I don't need more at the moment so it really doesn't affect me. Hell, if there's enough whining that people liked the watch like ipod maybe they'll bring something similar back (maybe with better battery life).

I do wish what they did was replace the shuffle with the 6th gen and maybe introduce this new nano. Best of both worlds for people who liked both and the shuffle really has gotten really stale (for one thing it just doesn't fit much music at all!). The 6th gen nano is a two year old design now, I don't see why they can't just bump it down to the shuffle price (maybe even just increase the shuffle price a little).
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