ipod mini 2nd gen vs. new nano?

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  1. fmagnet macrumors newbie

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    I have a refurbed ipod mini 2nd gen. 4g. Was wondering if anyone knows if the battery life is better on the new 4g nano's? Should I purchase or just stick with the mini?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Apple claims 24 hours battery life on the new nanos so its a significant upgrade form the mini. You can never have too many iPods. :D
     
  3. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    The battery life is better on the new Nano I personally would stick with your Mini the New Nanos are Ugly or get 2nd gen Nano
     
  4. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    My friend gets around 22hours of battery life on his black 3g 8gb iPod Nano.
    I would suggest you upgrade, they are pretty sweet.:)
     
  5. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    With the Mini you can get more audio and SQ support(via 3rd party firmware), but no video. The Mini can be upgraded to give you 30% more battery out of a larger battery for only $20. Not to mention the Mini at this point and time can go up 32gb of space(swapping out the microhd drive to a cf drive), and even higher once 48gb, 64gb, and 128gb cards come out for the consumer. Plus, I have been told because of the mini's size it is more durable than the Nano.

    All you have to decide is do you want/need the video and photo support of the Nano.
     
  6. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded my 2nd gen mini to 16GB after the new nanos came out without a size bump. I'm very happy now that I can carry all my music with me.

    Greg
     
  7. Simicino macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, this is a very cool option, especially with Rockbox. Some people are now even installing 32gig flash chips in the old Mini.
     
  8. ruZZ.il macrumors member

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    I've even de-soldered the gastly little line out dock capacitors and re-routed the signal to unused dock pins, then I built a custom line out dock cable with MUCH better caps in it. my mini sounds SWEET. increased detail and clarity, better seperation. I also use a portable amp so its really incomparable to the 3g nano, which we haven't figured out how to mod yet (can still be used with a line out dock and an amp though). The 1g nano mod is easy too.
    (Well, if you can do SMD soldering).
    A modded mini with an amp will sound better than a 3g nano with an amp.

    More info here
    -Disclaimer: try at your own risk!

    Teaser: These sound better than yours do! nya nya nya! :D

    for anyone willing to come over to the dark side (amped), welcome! and sorry bout your wallet. at-least is sounds better here :cool:


    (hides)
     
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