I like the 5g Nano / I hate the Nano 5g

Discussion in 'iPod' started by I'm 5 ft 8, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    I'm 5 ft 8

    Aug 23, 2008
    Edmonton,Alberta CANADA
    OK OK It doesn't have all the whistles and bells of other iPods, but it will do.
    What are your likes and dislikes ? I'll start.

    LIKES :
    Cross fade playback... I hate dead air
    Cover Flow
    Screen Size
    Radio Stations

    Why is the headphone jack on the bottom ?
    Does not have a belt clip. Come on :apple: even my el-cheapo Mini had one.
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The headphone jack is on the bottom on the iPod touch as well. I guess it's because they thought it would be less in-the-way when holding it in your hand.

    The nanos have never had any sort of clip- the only iPods that have had built-in clips are the Shuffles.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    I'd say the headphone port is on the bottom because they couldn't fit it behind the screen and still keep the form they have now. Soon iPods will be thinner than a headphone jack ;)

    The current iPod touch is barely thicker than a headphone jack.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    I think having the headphone jack at the bottom is a big plus. When I'm using my iPhone with headphones in, it's really irritating having the cable droop over the screen as I try and use it.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2004
    Perhaps to some, capacity is a negative. I am sure people would pay 220 for 32gb nano. I'm not one of them though :)

    On the other end, its amazing how thin the nano is, coming from someone who has been using mp3 for the past 11 years since sophomore year in high school. Pretty soon the headphone jack will be too big.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    I like the jack on the bottom and the reason they probably don't put clips on it because people buy cases for them anyways.
  7. macrumors 68040

    Nov 7, 2004
    I'd say the biggest drawback/design flaw is the curved surface, which means a screen that distorts and picks up more reflections than it otherwise would.

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