iPod Nano - why no retina?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by drjsway, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    I doubt it would've increased costs much to include a 640 by 360 screen, which is enough to make it a retina display. Small disappointment.
  2. vincewchan macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
    Los Angeles
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    For what purpose?

    I guess it would have been a bit better for video. The biggest difference I see with retina on iPhones and iPads is how text is rendered. I don't think anyone is going to be doing a lot of reading on their nano.
  4. drjsway thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    Even just swiping through icons, just looks more like everything is drawn on, instead of looking at a screen.

    Again, not a big deal, many might not care, but I'd imagine loss in battery life/increase in cost would be so minimal I'm surprised Apple didn't just do it.

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