Is it worth getting the new iPod Nano?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by vincelam, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. vincelam macrumors newbie

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    my 6th gen broke and i am indecisive whether i should get the 7th gen or wait for the 8th
     
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    The current generation is only a few months old at this point; there will not be another iPod update until the end of the year, around September/October. And who knows if the nano will even be updated then? The last design lasted two years. The current iPod nano is a great little iPod; if you need it, get it and you won't be disappointed :)
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

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    There are some things that the 7G nano doesn't have that could be dealbreakers for 6G owners. For one, the 7G doesn't have a clip. Another is that the 7G can't be used as a watch.

    The 7G does bring some cool stuff to the table, though. Bluetooth, full Nike+ support (works with sensor and HR strap; perhaps not the remote though) without dongle, video capabilities, etc.

    Only you can decide whether it meets your needs.

    As for the 6G, how is it broken? Is it just a dead battery. Did the buttons stop working? Not sure about the warranty laws/rules in Australia, but in the US, Apple has a program to replace* dead batteries for $59. (* - replacing the battery means giving you a new/refurb ipod).

    Perhaps if you have a dead battery, Apple Australia has a similar program. If it's the buttons, you may want to see if Apple will give you a replacement for a nominal fee. Or you can fix it yourself as the button problem is sort of common and someone with a moderate skill set can fix, provided your OK with a heat gun to loosen the glue.
     
  4. vincelam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the button broke but i didn't want to fix it as it costs AU$75 to replace for a refurb model. I felt that i might get a new one when i go overseas. because its been past 3 months i might wait for the next gen or simply just not get one. i already got an iPad mini and iPhone 4 but there is not enough space to store my music
     
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    Not sure what 8th gen would bring to the table.
    Bought the 7 for my wife, she likes to listen to FM on occasion, and like the idea of being able to finally go wireless with Bluetooth headset.
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Vince, I remember seeing a blog post somewhere where the guy fixes a 6g nano that had a bad button. It didn't seem too hard to do. It had something to do with the way the buttons are attached and you need a better shim.
     
  8. vincelam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've seen many of them before. I just didn't want to risk damaging it. I also don't have the tools for it. In Australia some resellers are selling the 8gb 4 th gen iPod touch for only $129. I might buy that consider you can do way more on that device. But only time can tell if I buy the 7th gen nano. Thanks ftaok!
     
  9. greenyoga macrumors member

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    $129 is too low,i don't think there are much difference of the two.
     

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