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Old Feb 1, 2012, 02:47 PM   #51
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How about putting this camera into the front facing camera on iPhones and iPads
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 02:51 PM   #52
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If there's room

I think that if there's room to put a camera in, then there's room to shrink the thing (bezel at least) and make it even better as a watch. Bluetooth would be aces. I want to be able to have watch widgets for my iPhone/iPod Touch apps.. running would be cool if you could leave the business in your pocket and refer to the watch. Same with answering phone calls from your watch. If it's a camera, I'd love to see a front facing camera.. I'd love to see the Apple commercial where Dick Tracy is Facetiming from his watch.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 02:54 PM   #53
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Bluetooth

What a waste. No one will use such a low quality camera.

I do want bluetooth though. Then I will by a nano straight away.
Nano on the wrist together with bluetooth stereo headset while running - Now we talking!
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:00 PM   #54
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FWIW, there was price drop recently on refurbished iPod Nanos... the 8GB is now at $99. Could possibly signal an imminent refresh. When I first saw the price drop, I thought the timing was rather strange, but now with all these rumors...
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:13 PM   #55
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FWIW, there was price drop recently on refurbished iPod Nanos... the 8GB is now at $99. Could possibly signal an imminent refresh. When I first saw the price drop, I thought the timing was rather strange, but now with all these rumors...
I thought the 8GB refurb went down to $99 when the regular one went down to $129
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:18 PM   #56
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Only question...why? Is this really expected to sell more Nanos? I think not.

Ditch the silly camera idea, and instead build in Bluetooth 4, make it connect to the iPhone in your pocket, and have it show notifications and talk to Siri.

THAT would make for a better Nano watch. Not a 1.3 mp bozo.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:21 PM   #57
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I thought the 8GB refurb went down to $99 when the regular one went down to $129
No, the refurb went down to $109 with the October price drop. Now there is a "special limited time price" of $99.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:25 PM   #58
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If it does launch it'll be a footnote with the launch of an iPad or iPhone.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:25 PM   #59
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Some day the Nano will be the wrist watch form factor voice control iPhone. It will have a camera out the edge not just front or back so it can be infinite focus, zoom still, or HD video.

It will have a head's up display in your glasses and a bone phone listener and talker (earphones and microphone).

Till then, we will be in the stone age.

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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:45 PM   #60
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It comes with an auto iris lens that can be affected by diffraction and blurring when the iris opening becomes too small in bright conditions. Ok, I gotta say it simply, it takes overexposed photos.
My iPhone 4S has same issue.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:48 PM   #61
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Am I the only one that thinks that the picture is a little off? It doesn't seem like the back plate goes with that nano.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:54 PM   #62
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I agree with the majority - a camera is totally unnecessary and as a nano-watch user, it would serve me absolutely no purpose. If it was on the front, then maybe, but it would be very awkward and possibly tiring attempting to FaceTime on it. It certainly seems futuristic in a sense, but I don't think it's a good idea.

I personally would like to see:
- bluetooth (for bluetooth stereo headphones)
- a thinner and maybe slightly concave design (again, I wear it as a watch)
- Wi-Fi/3G (I'm a heavy Pandora user)
- and a longer battery to boot.
- Maybe some way to interface with an iPhone or iPad would be cool too... notifications right on your wrist.
- Maybe use the nano as a remote shutter release for an iPhone (like if you were taking a group picture and wanted to be in it or something)

Certainly a design challenge to include all the aforementioned (probably impossible with current technology), but it would be insanely awesome.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 03:59 PM   #63
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Video or pic taking on a nano is not a well developed feature. I run and I'd like to record some video while using the nike + app but I can't(nano 5th). For example if I'm running a marathon I won't stop to rec some video. So I don't think apple will add a camera to this small nano. Although video playback would be nice.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 04:01 PM   #64
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FWIW, there was price drop recently on refurbished iPod Nanos... the 8GB is now at $99. Could possibly signal an imminent refresh. When I first saw the price drop, I thought the timing was rather strange, but now with all these rumors...
I thought the 8GB refurb went down to $99 when the regular one went down to $129
Nope it went to 109
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 04:08 PM   #65
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A 1.3 MP camera is not going to give you any good looking photos, so what is the point of taking any? Besides, even non-smart phones come with 3.2 - 5.0 MP cameras now anyways so why wouldn't you just use that? (Assuming they don't own an iPhone)
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 04:19 PM   #66
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I don't know- it is just a prototype, according to the article. They may have no intention of releasing it any time soon, or ever, if it's even real.

I'd love to get a nano if they could squeeze a few apps on it or have it connect to the phone for notifications. That would come in handy at work like crazy. I could care less about a camera really but as long as the price doesn't shoot up I wouldn't really care I guess.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 06:02 PM   #67
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Yeah would be nice to see iPod Touch upgrades.. And I also miss the 5th generation iPod Nano..
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 06:32 PM   #68
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I reluctantly got one of the current generation ipod nanos after my 4th generation died. It simply is not as good. I had a 2 and 3 generation before that. In many ways to 3rd was the best design.

They need to go back closer to those designs, or release something similar as a new product.

As someone that listens to a lot of podcasts and long audio files, skipping ahead or back is atrocious with the touch screen. Being able to double click the lock button to play and pause makes the device usable.

With the touch screen it is also so easy to accidentally hit the wrong thing. Or have it do all sorts of random things navigating around in your pocket if you forget to lock the screen.

As someone who's had a 4 nanos, the number one issue's are control and memory size. Stuff the camera nonsense. They better have at least a 32gb model of this. It still needs some sort of physical manual form of control.

At the very least, at least a scroll button for large tracks. Trying to move your finger along a 15mm bar of a 4 hour track to find the right spot is impossible.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 07:01 PM   #69
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Scratch the camera, just please put Bluetooth 4.0 in it and have it connect to the iPhone to read messages, email and other notifications.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 07:30 PM   #70
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awwww

All these lil things are so cute and fun...

NOW WHERE are the Computers?
Where is the MAc Pro?

where

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Old Feb 1, 2012, 08:55 PM   #71
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Are they going to launch it, saying that it's a revolutionary and magical feature, neglecting the fact that they already had a camera on the 5G nano?

Frankly I'd rather have Bluetooth A2DP support, given the whole 'watch' image.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 09:27 PM   #72
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Let the wrist pictures begin !
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 11:18 PM   #73
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Am I the only one that thinks that the picture is a little off? It doesn't seem like the back plate goes with that nano.
Nope you aren't the only one. That clip does not fit that iPod. The hole and the camera don't line up. Fake, and a bad one too.
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Old Feb 1, 2012, 11:29 PM   #74
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Its ok people. Even if they thought about doing this, they've already read this thread and decided...bad idea.
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Old Feb 2, 2012, 12:03 AM   #75
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Or you're at the gym, your phone is in your locker, you're listening to your tunes whilst working out & you need to take a snapshot of the hot ass that just appeared on the treadmill in front of you - discreetly! Who's gonna know you're taking photos when you're flicking the screen of your music player?! I don't use the gym but this particular scenario is transferrable.
This is precisely why they shouldn't put a camera in the Nano. For people who don't want to be accused or suspected of taking photos when they probably shouldn't be (not just gyms and dressing rooms, but also high-security areas) there ought to be a music player they can use. From reading the article, it seems like the universe agrees!
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