Old Shaped Nano return ?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by harold33, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011
    Sorry to say, whilst I LOVE most apple products im just not a fan of the latest incarnation of nano designs, dont really like the touch screen on such a small, 4th gen was actually my fav.

    What are the chances of them returning to the old design ?
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Staffordshire UK
    Unfortunately for you there's around zero chance of it happening. Apple seem pretty keen on touchscreen devices and it's pretty much unknown for them to make a portable product bigger.
  3. macrumors 603


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Exceptionally low.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Unlikely but not impossible. They did after all bring back 2nd gen styling with the shuffle.

    Get an armband for the 6th gen. Makes a huge difference as far as navigation and use. In fact as a person that prefers buttons to touch, I like the 6G better than the 4G or 5G when used with an armband.

    There is another issue with ipods in that it doesn't look like they are going to be upgraded often since the iphone and ipad are apple's babies now. I was shocked that even the touch didn't get upgraded this year.

    - posted from my dorky kindle fire
  5. macrumors 604


    Jun 30, 2007
    Making it larger and adding more hard buttons would cause Steve to roll over, haunt Cook and strip Sir Ive of his knighthood.:eek:
  6. macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2010
    They made the shuffle bigger and added more buttons.

    I don't see why they couldn't make it twice as long to make the screen a bit more usable and bring back the much liked longer form factor.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2010
    I'm with you on that. The 6th gen seems too small to navigate with
    large fingers. I wish I had bought a 5th gen before they were all gone.
  8. cr2
    macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2011
    good v/s practical

    It is looks good v/s practical. Sometimes you can't get both, a difficult decision which my wife has to take all the time while selecting shoes :)
  9. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i doubt that they will revert on the design at this point. that being said. i just hope they always keep around a classic iPod with a click wheel because i just find that to be the easiest to use overall.

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