iPod Nano (Late 2010) Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iMac0765, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. iMac0765 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010

    I personally think that Apple took a step backwards with this. What are your opinions? DISCUSS! :D
  2. rcm3 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
  3. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2010
    Agreed. I think they took a step backwards. BUT... I now think that Apple did this to focus more on the iPod touch.
  4. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    I agree with Peterson8765; this is an attempt to draw customers towards the touch line, which will drive more game and app sales.

    There is a side benefit for Apple from all this, from a production standpoint. The new nano's OS is heavily based on iOS 4, so Apple didn't have to write the OS and UI totally from scratch. This will also open up mini-game possibilities not available on the previous nanos.

    Still, I'm glad I have my 5th gen. Video recording and especially video playback capability, combined with the no-look control of the Click Wheel, are too important for me.
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    This is my theory (not very good, lol):

    As the more (expensive) iPod touches are being sold, more are being made and therefore getting cheaper for Apple to produce, making the profit margins bigger. By taking away a camera (a main feature of last year's nano) and putting it on the touch, it draws more users away from the nano (and the smaller profit). Also the touch has apps so Apple can also earn millions more than with the nano.


    Any good :p
  6. innominato5090 macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2009
    stupid question: it will be possible to change the wallpaper?
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I think so, some photos of the nano on apple.com show it with different walls.
  8. Piarco macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    It's the perfect format for the gym, doubly so with Nike+ functionality. Pre-ordered the Product (Red) version as soon as the store was back up.

    I've an iPhone so video (and video recording) isn't an issue for me, but I am surprised it wasn't pitched at £99 for the 8GB...
  9. RMXO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2009
    You & me both.
  10. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    Call it the nano 6G, or 6th generation nano.

    Personally the update was terrible. As an update to the shuffle, it would've been substantial and awesome. As an update to the nano, it's a horrendous failure. Will not be buying, and will probably pick up an extra 5th gen nano, as three of my friends did this morning.
  11. Owen.C macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2010
    Well they removed pretty much everything that was good about the nano;

    Click wheel so you can change song without taking it out of your pocket.
    Video camera
    Video Playback
    Slim enough to fit in pocket comfortably
    Decent screen
    Speaker maybe?

    And now it's a shuffle with a touch screen.

    And it's more expensive.

    Well if they are trying to sway people towards the touch then it looks like it will work. But I hope they do what they did to the shuffle next year and revert to the previous design.
  12. Streethawk macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    I really dont need another music player... BUT, this does look really cool and if anyone releases any neat watch band that will work with the clip then a cool "watch" music player might be in my future. Video? That was always pointless, i wont miss it.
  13. iCole macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    I like it. I love the design, its really nano this time and i like that it has a touch screen and FM-radio. The only thing I don't really like is the absence of a internal speaker for an alarmclock and no calendar. I want my calendar everywhere :)

    Anyway, I still have some questions about it.
    - Do you think it can be used as a portable player in a car? I'd love to hook that small thing up on my car stereo and have 16 gigs with me all the time.
    - Will it play small movies? Like cellphone recorded movies? (just for fun, i'd love to have those around with me all the time)
    - Can it read playlists? Can you organise your music? I never used another iPod then my iPhone
  14. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    Answering your questions, in order:
    Yes, it should be able to be used in any car player that has the standard Dock Connector or standard 1/8" stereo input (referred to on some car stereos as "aux input").
    No, this new generation apparently cannot play video at all. :(
    Yes, it understands and syncs your existing music playlists.
  15. iCole macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Many thanks. Still thinking about it tho. Its not something i really need as i use my iPhone as mp3-player but it would be handy to go shopping and running and stuff like that and dammit, its just so adorable :p
  16. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Are you a school teacher?

    I personally think that starting a discussion thread by posting your opinions is a sure way to move discussions into the wrong direction, so this thread should be closed down and erased. :D

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