iPod Nano - why no retina?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by drjsway, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it would've increased costs much to include a 640 by 360 screen, which is enough to make it a retina display. Small disappointment.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Battery Life.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    For what purpose?

    I guess it would have been a bit better for video. The biggest difference I see with retina on iPhones and iPads is how text is rendered. I don't think anyone is going to be doing a lot of reading on their nano.
     
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    Even just swiping through icons, just looks more like everything is drawn on, instead of looking at a screen.

    Again, not a big deal, many might not care, but I'd imagine loss in battery life/increase in cost would be so minimal I'm surprised Apple didn't just do it.
     

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