I am trully surprised that I love the 6G Nano !

Discussion in 'iPod' started by yly3, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. yly3 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2011
    I remember when I saw the Music keynote last year and was pretty excited too see the next Nano (wasn't into rumors back then) and when they finally revealed it I was having a "Wtf-laugh" and instantly told myself "Oh well..back to Classic for me", while previously owning almost every Nano and iPod overall.

    I thought it's just a mock-up so buyers go straight to iPod Touch price, I thought the screen and menu would be literally not usable, only negatives to cut it short. Besides, I kinda hate touchscreen.
    How wrong could I be .. Restarting running I decided to buy the new nano thinking that although I'd hate it, the size would be perfect for running and clip was a good idea.

    After the first 5 minutes after unboxing, I couldn't let it slip my hands. The menu is FABULOUS, it well-thought and it's very practical. This is for me the fastest operating iPod ever as in how quick you generally operate it and the speed of course there because it's flash memory.
    Controls through a song is just great, the little Info in the lower right corner for quick access to the rest of the album's songs, the hardware keys are great, I love the way the cover is displayed like you are holding some sort of mini-digital-album-displayer you see in shops. The spinning screen is the best idea. I don't even need to take of the iPod from clothes, I just operate it straight away. And all the other small things, plus the audio quality is really great !

    Because of the small screen, your finger finds everything a lot faster than on an a 4" screen. To be ultimately perfect, transforming that large bezel into screen would do it, although I don't neceserally need it, it's just a personal wish.
    What I initially thought to be my 2nd rarely used iPod turned out to be my main music player so I am very tempted to change now to a 16GB version.
    However, I am asking if in September they will release a 32GB version. I personally doubt it, Nanos have always been about 16GB at most and it would probably eat the Touch one shares.. but who knows, maybe prices of flash memory will be cheaper by then.
    Are there any rumors about it ? I remember seing about adding a camera (which I don't need anyway and looks a bit goofy on a such a small device), anything else ?

    I currently have all my "must-have/favourite/most-played" music so far in there and I have around 1.5GB left. But I will surely need the extra space pretty soon.. Should I wait or buy now.. I am also thinking they might improve the battery life a bit in the next revision.
  2. cirus macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
    Add in the ability to watch movies (which they took out) and I'd buy it.

    They need a bigger version, 16 GB is not enough.

    Me: I'm not buying any ipod until I can get one with radio and movies.
  3. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Watch movies on the tiny iPod Nano screen?????? I don't know about your eyes but I know mine would find it impossible. Have you even seen the screen size??
  4. oilfighter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    I would like to at least see the option of playing movies on it (think video podcast)

    But the real deal breaker for me was the lack of a physical pause button. I don't want to have to grab the nano, turn it on, aim for the pause button, before I can hear the outside world.
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I love mine too OP. Its my favorite of the nanos.
  6. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    I love mine too! It's really almost perfect. I'm afraid though that they will mess it up this fall. I've seen the camera version mockup and rumors and I think that is just stupid. I have the 16GB one and I have hundreds of songs in it and it still has a third to go on storage.. I can play it almost a week before I repeat a song. A 32 GB version would be nice but it is really unneeded. I'm hoping they don't ruin it.
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    My wife likes hers. She uses it primarily as a pedometer and a clock but likes having both the radio and music available to her when she wants it. An alarm app would be nice.
  8. netdoc66 macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2007
    New Jersey
  9. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    You could buy an inline remote if that was your only problem - I use this with my iPod Touch: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/headphone-control-adapter

    I think that should work with the nano too.
  10. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    You can set the power button double-tap option to pause/play the current song with the latest firmware.

    Alternatively, the remote add-ons work with the nano 6th gen.
  11. oilfighter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Wow, thanks iEvolution and Porco! I had no idea, especially the double tap to pause. That makes the nano a lot more attractive!
  12. yly3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2011
    I am only buying the new one if it's the same form factor and 32GB. That's why I love it. A fast music player with radio and no other non-sense. Get the Touch if you want better.
  13. WLS, Apr 30, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011

    WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    I agree an alarm/timer app would be nice. They should be able to do that with just an OS update.
    That's the only thing it needs.
  14. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

    May 12, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    Is the screen durable on these? I never bought one yet because I already had a 5G nano, and I didn't need one. However, the screen on my 5G nano, just took a dump, and I'm contemplating one of these. However, I'm not very nice to my iPods. So I need to make sure the touch screen will take a beating before I buy one.
  15. yly3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2011
    From what I feel these things ARE durable, the build quality is very good - impressive, if not the best, for a mp3-player this size. The screen feels also good. Haven't dropped it yet but a smaller screen can hold better againts shock than a 3.5" one.
  16. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have a couple of scratches on mine already. The screen is raised so it is exposed to scratching. maybe a glove or case would be a good idea.
  17. Dagless Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
  18. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    My wife runs all the time with hers. She uses the Nike+ system along with some very pricey Sony bluetooth headphones with a remote builtin. I almost bought her a Nano because I know it most of the features she wants. However, the bluetooth headphones wouldn't work.

    Any tips or should I just wait for the Sonys to day and see about a Nano then?
  19. yly3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2011
    I think Bluetooth wasn't added to maintain battery life. Honestly, how much battery can you put in that tiny little thing ? I am somehow amazed it goes for 2 days and 1/2 sometimes and 60% of the time I use it with Nike+
  20. DOMCHO101 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Los Gatos, CA
    ...and I don't even have the Nano

    No alarm function because there is no speaker. As for the timer, try swiping left/right in the clock app ;)

    You can always get a Bluetooth headphone jack transmitter and pair that with a set of wireless Bluetooth earbuds/headphones. This addition goes for CHEAP on websites like eBay, Amazon, Google Shopping, etc., and it's an excellent alternative if you have a non-Bluetooth iPod
  21. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Thanks for the tips. If they could sort out a way to keep the battery life and add bluetooth I'm all for it. But, otherwise I don't think so. I've seen the adapter you're talking about and I'd hate to kill the sleek profile of the Nano with one. I suppose I'll just wait for the next generations of the Nano to come out and see what they offer. Or, maybe the headphones will die and I'll grab her one of those.
  22. DOMCHO101 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Los Gatos, CA
    Or how about an iPod Touch? If you're worried about price then you could get a new/used 3rd or even 2nd generation.

    Sure it's bigger, heavier, and has a more user intrusive interface, but you can do email, web, movies, Bluetooth, and above all else; apps and the App Store.

    Just a thought.

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