4G Nano to be more Zune-like??

Discussion in 'iPod' started by brendanspah764, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. brendanspah764 macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2008
    I found this article on iLounge, it says that it has sources saying the 4G Nano shape.

    "Contradicting speculation that Apple was planning to transform the new nano into a miniature iPod touch, complete with a smaller touchscreen, we’ve been told that this year’s nano upgrade will go in a different direction. Described by one source as looking like “a Zune Flash… or whatever it’s called,” the new nano has a vertically (tall) oriented display with a Click Wheel underneath, preserving the button-based control scheme that users have found easiest to use without looking down at the screen. The new nano’s screen will gain the same 1.5:1 widescreen aspect ratio as the iPhone and iPod touch, versus the 1.33:1 ratio of the prior iPod nano and iPod classic, and you’ll rotate the device to watch videos on it.
    To fit the screen and Click Wheel neatly together, the new nano will adopt a form factor that shifts away from the almost square dimensions of the 2007 third-generation nano back towards the general shape of the first- and second-generation models. As one of our sources noted, it’s a surprise that the new nano will be bigger than the prior model, but the goal appears to be preservation of all of the prior model’s usability while adding a bigger screen, and there aren’t many other ways to accomplish that goal.
    Our sources also indicated that rumors that the device will have a multi-colored body are most likely inaccurate. A single-colored anodized aluminum frame akin to prior iPod nanos will apparently be used, with each nano offered in one color. Obviously, we’ll see what the real story is when Apple introduces the new nano later this year, but our sources are extremely confident in the accuracy of these details."


    What do you think? I like the latest Nano just fine.
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    Don't believe it...

    Why would they put a touchscreen and a click wheel on one device... doesn't make sense to me.
  3. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
  4. muldul macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Sussex, England, UK
    I would buy one of those nanos, i think it would be cool, a nice complement to my touch.

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