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Old Jul 10, 2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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New Nano may use aluminium casing?

According to the folks over at iLounge and Appleinsider, the new Nano may well be taking a page out of the Mini's successful book, and moving to an aluminium case rather than sticking with polycarbonate. And this suggests the return of different colours too....

If this pans out, I may be interested in another nano....
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/next-ipod-nano-to-sport-aluminum-enclosure/

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1872


:UPDATE:

Another analyst is saying the enclosure could be magnesium rather than aluminium...
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/new...nesium-casing/

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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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Aluminum iPod nano?

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Appleinsider reports that Apple is considering the move back to aluminum enclosures for upcoming iPod nanos.

According to their sources, the move is due scratching complaints for the existing iPod nano. The iPod mini, which the nano replaced, had been constructed with aluminum enclosures. In addition to aluminum enclosures, the upcoming nano is expected to also come in a number of colors with a capacity up to 8GB.

Meanwhile, Analysts have speculated that an iPod nano revision is not expected until November of this year. This represents a delay which is attributed to the recent change in chip suppliers.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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Eyy! I would *have* to get one! Hope this turns out to be true!
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:20 AM   #4
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I loved the old old iPod mini with it's different colours... would lokve to see something similar again. Maybe with the black and white version too.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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Sounds interesting. I hate the look of the iPod nano so I hope it gets a slight redesign.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:22 AM   #6
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I loved the old old iPod mini with it's different colours... would lokve to see something similar again. Maybe with the black and white version too.
Yeah, hopefully some of the colors are different (remember the gold Mini?)

Pink, Green, Blue, Black, White...or just Black and White (that would look so cool in an anodized aluminum casing...!!!)
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:22 AM   #7
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I wanna see it matching the MBP.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:23 AM   #8
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Black anodized aluminum My goodness that would actually need to be bought and treasured forever - I love my blue mini, and a black one would be awesome...I'm not so sure of white aluminum though...

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EDIT: how about white/black anodized aluminum MacBooks *feints from pleasure*
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:23 AM   #9
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This would be awesome although I love my Nano but the shrunken iPod look could be done better with a more robust aluminum design, Can't wait to see what Steve has to show us....I'm pretty sure we will see a pretty revolutionary iPod overhaul by the end of 06!

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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:24 AM   #10
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Gotta Love all these Monday Morning Rumors..

Does anyone think we'll see any new iPods at WWDC? or will they be released at a later Fall iPod specific event?
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:25 AM   #11
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But Aluminium will only be for the highest end model, and it will cost more even with identical specs
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:25 AM   #12
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November for a new Nano? Ouch! Still the I love the aluminun idea.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:28 AM   #13
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I would love aluminum. I could buy one for my mother for Christmas.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:28 AM   #14
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I like the Silver ones. Those would look nice. Match the MBPs.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:33 AM   #15
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Of all the iPods designs, I think the mini was the best. No scratches or fingerprints, simply a flattened tube that felt good to hold.
I wanted the larger iPods to adopt the look and feel of the aluminum mini!
Fingers are crossed...
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:37 AM   #16
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Count me in. Black anodized to match the new MBP, of course.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:41 AM   #17
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Bring back the colors! Black and white are boring.

...though this does seem like Apple taking a step backwards...
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:41 AM   #18
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a retro design already? The iPod has only been around a few years!
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:42 AM   #19
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I already have the money for a new Nano tucked away.. Just waiting for the release. But that November date is not nice...
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:44 AM   #20
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I hope they do this for all the ipods, get away from the chrome back that scratches from just touching it It would be awesome if I could get a 60gb ipod video that matched my mbp (I mean only the back, I still like the white plastic on the front)
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:47 AM   #21
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Of all the iPods designs, I think the mini was the best. No scratches or fingerprints,
You've not seen my mini then??
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(I mean only the back, I still like the white plastic on the front)
Hmmm...replacing the chrome back with aluminum and leaving the from the way it is. I like that.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:50 AM   #23
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If they did this I would definetly buy a black aluminum 8GB nano, even a shuffle if they do the same with that.
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Hmmm...replacing the chrome back with aluminum and leaving the from the way it is. I like that.
The "Chrome" back is aluminium isn't it?
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The "Chrome" back is aluminium isn't it?
No, it's stainless steel.
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