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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:39 AM   #26
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In smaller and less developed countries the nano has so much potential (if done properly). This is just an opinion, but WIFI and free itunes match for nano users, 16 gb memory, 2 or 3 mp video camera, remote for any Mac.. 80€. perfect.
Yeah, I don't really by that. I'd like to see the market share of ipods in these "smaller and less developed countries." There is a growing trend of smartphones worldwide, all of them with the capability to store and play music. If anything, these ipod are now catering only to the younger generation.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:40 AM   #27
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iPod Nano is doubled in size? And no longer suitable as a wrist device (which Apple promoted at the last event)?

I call BS.
They promoted the iPhone 3G's round back and then released the iPhone 4 with a flat one.

The 5th nano was promoted for its camera and then removed it with the 6th gen.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:42 AM   #28
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May just be me, but the first and second case in that pic look, or reminded me of, the Nokia Lumia 900 phone? Especially in the second one. Obviously the nano won't be the size of the Nokia. Those rounded bottom corners are what caught my eye.

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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:45 AM   #29
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I really do prefer the square design. So much easier all around.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:48 AM   #30
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iPod Nano is doubled in size? And no longer suitable as a wrist device (which Apple promoted at the last event)?

I call BS.
Im with you. I hope this is BS.

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apple couldn't keep the form factor of the "wristwatch" nano, because they wouldn't be able to include wireless/bluetooth technology.
Me thinks you don't give apple enough credit.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:49 AM   #31
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Or is it an iPhone mini?
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:49 AM   #32
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:49 AM   #33
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It's gonna be interesting to see what Apple decides to do with the iPod line. This might be one of the biggest shake-ups since the iPod touch.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:49 AM   #34
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Rename iPod touch to iPod and iPod nano to iPod mini? With mini baked in apps for itunes, photo video FB and twitter, making use of the wifi (with relay posting, once wifi available)?
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:49 AM   #35
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I wonder how much money case designers waste just to hope to be able to offer a case day 1?
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:56 AM   #36
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Maybe the iPod shuffle will be replaced with a cheaper nano along with a new iPod mini.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:58 AM   #37
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They promoted the iPhone 3G's round back and then released the iPhone 4 with a flat one.

The 5th nano was promoted for its camera and then removed it with the 6th gen.
OK.. Not sure how any of this is analogous to going backwards in Nano's shape, size and wearability.

With every new generation, Apple has shrunk Nano in size and increased its portability / wearability. I don't see any chance of them going backwards, and turning Nano into another larger rectangular device. They already have an iPod Touch as a larger / full featured PMP.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 10:59 AM   #38
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Come to think of it, why not just call it the iPod Mini? Makes sense since we already have a Mac Mini and a supposed iPad Mini.
There once were an iPod Mini thats why
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Mini

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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:04 AM   #39
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That's not the point

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Yeah, I don't really by that. I'd like to see the market share of ipods in these "smaller and less developed countries." There is a growing trend of smartphones worldwide, all of them with the capability to store and play music. If anything, these ipod are now catering only to the younger generation.
In these "smaller and less developed countries" like Portugal, my home, only a few percentage of smartphone users go high-end or use contracts. Not only that, what a product can actually do is not as important as what it does great.

For those that only listen to pirated 64kbits/s "music" (justin bieber, pop stars, etc.,a 100 € cheap android phone is more than enough.. I agree with you.

However, there is a market for a device like this one, done right. Look at amazon. They are far from perfect, but they have done one thing right:services.

Free itunes match for ipod (expecially the nano) is a killer feature. With this, Apple can put regular shuffle, nano and even classic users as (almost) certain new nano buyers, especially if they do not cheap design-wise and stop producing those older devices. 80 dollars, nice market, simpler line-up and direct profit + Itunes gets even stronger.

Am i wrong?
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:05 AM   #40
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Will the iPod Classic just die already
Why are you saying that… when 1) It's not even featured here and 2) It's very useful for what it does, why would you want it to die? Do you hate it? Does it turn your life upside down seeing it still being sold? No, didn't think so...

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Maybe the iPod shuffle will be replaced with a cheaper nano along with a new iPod mini.
The Nano is the Mini, it got renamed in 2005.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:06 AM   #41
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I wish they would leave the iPod Nano's size and shape alone. IMO they hit the nail on the head with the 5th Gen. Really hated how small the 6th gen was though.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:13 AM   #42
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Ah ha! That would be perfect for the new nano.

My wife needs a new one (her's is completely full and the battery is dying) but she does NOT like that little square. She wants a device that is easier to hold and use.

wi-fi for could sync would be great, too -- or better yet, let us buy songs directly from the device.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:14 AM   #43
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maybe shuffle goes to teh touch square size of the now Nano...

the New Nano is like the Mini or older Nanos...
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:16 AM   #44
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I don't think we should worry too much about the ipod nano's size. it might just be the scale of the picture that is making it look big. what if it is just double the height of the current nano? or maybe you can wear this horizontally?
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:17 AM   #45
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Might be a little awkward as a wrist watch, but maybe good as an arm watch I don't think this qualifies as "nano" size anymore, I doubt this is true, but it used to be about that size before, so never know.

Maybe they will still offer the current nano and call it iPod Watch or something?

Actually, what would be cool is if they made the current nano a little bit smaller by using the new usb connector along with renaming it to iPod Watch.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:18 AM   #46
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Seems less than plausible. I think the recent gen is quite nice.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:20 AM   #47
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With all the leaks on just about every new Apple product... (and the supposed accuracy thereof)...

I kind of miss the days when things were truly "secret".
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:26 AM   #48
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Ah ha! That would be perfect for the new nano.

My wife needs a new one (her's is completely full and the battery is dying) but she does NOT like that little square. She wants a device that is easier to hold and use.

wi-fi for could sync would be great, too -- or better yet, let us buy songs directly from the device.
Ideally, she needs an inexpensive iPod Touch, I think the Nano is too simple for her!
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:37 AM   #49
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The nano sure seems like an experimental device :P
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:44 AM   #50
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iPod Nano is doubled in size? And no longer suitable as a wrist device (which Apple promoted at the last event)?

I call BS.
Yeah? I call separate, dedicated wrist device...
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