Apple Updates 2010 iPod Nano with New Interface

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    With the release of updated iPod nano models today bearing new features such as large icons, enhanced fitness features, and sixteen new clock faces.

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    From Apple's press release announcing the new iPod nano:
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    In addition to the new iPod nano models introduced today, Apple has made the software update available to the previous-generation models released in September 2010. Those iPod nanos carry the same form factor as the current models, and will be essentially identical to the current iPod nanos once the software update has been applied.

    Article Link: Apple Updates 2010 iPod Nano with New Interface
     
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    Now they've given it a more watch like display, are there any good watch straps for it?
    :D

    Update:
    Never mind, another Apple accessory industry has sprung up since last time I looked... still, personal recommendations never hurt.
     
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    Sweet! Didn't realize the my 2010 nano would get all the announced features. Installed and awesome.
     
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    I'm excited about this too. I like the new interface.
     
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    To be clear, you can now use your 2010 Nano to run without a Nike+ pod? Before it would only do pedometer, not running.
     
  6. Honey Badger, Oct 4, 2011
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    Lunatik and Tiktok straps are awesome. http://lunatik.com/

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    Wait, I though Apple always wants to force people into buying the newest model. :p I thought that whenever they say a new model has higher specs (and therefore can run certain features reliably that the older model would run poorly) that it was all lies! So how can they be offering this free upgrade? :) Why not just "lie" again and say that only the new nano can run the new software well enough?
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    So really there is no 2011 model Nano, its the 2010 model with a software update and a new model number slapped on the back. Cant wait for the iFixit teardown.
     
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    myrtlebee

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    Yeah, I don't understand that premise whatsoever. No one will upgrade from the 2010 to 2011. There's no real difference in the iPod Touch, either, for that matter. Also, why was not the iPod shuffle and iPod classic discontinued as reported? Basically there were no iPod upgrades this year- only OS tweaks and a white iPod Touch faceplate. Exciting...
     
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    Roy G Biv

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    The update is UP! I just applied it to my Nano. It's like the future, but today!
     
  11. iEvolution, Oct 4, 2011
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    Because they figured they made the event suck enough.

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    So now not only did the iPod Touch not get any updates, the iPod Nano didn't get any updates besides software based?

    The iPod line is dead.
     
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    Bummer they didn't update the Nano with some kind of wireless communication. I think the idea of the Nano as a "wearable" extension to an iPhone is pretty slick. Notifications for new email, SMS, phone call, maybe a couple of quick SMS reply functions.
     
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    Really, if you think about it, the only thing missing from the Nano is bluetooth. For some reason they didn't want to add it this year.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much this. I have a bluetooth adapter from my iPod Classic that plugs into the dock, but unfortunately it doesn't have the right passcode for my TuneBug Shake so I have to use my iPhone. Adding Bluetooth to the Nano would have made it worth my selling my 2010 and buying the new one.

    Still- I do like the software update. Nixie Tube clock face? :D
     
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    That is pretty cool that the old model is getting the new software. I wouldn't have put it past Apple in the slightest to gyp them there! Especially with so little new and exciting in the new one - is the Nike+ the unique feature still?

    I guess they've gone as far as they care to in the purely music iPod space. The Bluetooth thing would be cool (everything is better with Bluetooth) with the connection to iPhone or whatever, but really, when is that going to be any more use than the iPhone in your pocket itself?
     
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    Hahahahaha! :D I approve.

    Frankly, I'm a little shocked and disappointed, but as I've said, it's what they didn't talk about that I was unhappy with.

    Really cool that they released the OS on the new Nano for the previous one. That makes the ones in the refurb store a good deal if you don't mind the subtraction of Nike+; unless that is all software based, too.
     
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    Woot! Now i dont have to buy a new one!
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    I can have a new watch everyday for two weeks! :D
     
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    If the nano's screen was so "intuitive" it wouldn't have needed an update to make the icons larger.
     
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    Hopefully my new nano and TikTok strap arrive tomorrow. Wanted to go this route for a while now. Can't wait! :D
     
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    How intuitive the interface was/is has nothing to do with whether people with larger hands/fingers would fat-finger the icons. The new interface streamlines things slightly and makes it easier to select what you want while moving- i.e., running. I won't deny that there have been plenty of times when I've wanted a 'Home' button instead of having to swipe back through 4-5 layers of menu to get back to the main icon screen. And even that isn't a problem with it being intuitive, it's just less efficient than I'd like...
     
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    Re-read Apple's press release. They call the screen intuitive, not the interface. My point is, if it's apparently so intuitive it should be able to pick up exactly where the user is touching - it shouldn't need larger icons just so people select the right option. Either way it doesn't really matter, in the end it's Apple's choice what they do and how they do it.

    I definitely agree about the lack of a physical home button - I don't have one of the multi-touch nanos myself, but when I've played around with them in the Apple Store, I have found navigating backwards through the menus to probably be the most annoying part. Even a little button on the side of the iPod would be sufficient, IMO.
     
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    2011 iPod update disappointment

    I am disappointed to the iPod line update. icons clocks ??
    where is the new low power Bluetooth functionality ?

    it was too hard to update the Touch to have the A5 speed/apps/functions ?
    (AirPlay/1080p/2.4f etc ...) ??
    12months for adding memory and white ?
    :eek:

    following the the new iPhone release scheme change:
    how long it will take now to have the A5 engineered in the Touch ??
    another 12 months :confused:

    I have strange feeling that apple is slowing down on innovation
    just after won enough or dominated a market .. :(
     
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    Does the new update allow the screen to always remain on, or do still have to press a button to get the screen to turn on? If I had a watch I would want to always see the face, and not have to press button first.
     
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    is the old (2010) one multi touch? is that the difference? or did i miss that?
     

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