New nano fatty turns out to be the star...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by netdog, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I saw them today. The original pictures don't do it justice. Much to my surprise, these are little jewels. Great colors. Fantastic. These will be the hit stocking stuffer of the year.

    I also had a look at the "Classics". Definitely nice, but I prefer my black 5.5. The Classic certainly fills a niche, and 160GBs of storage is a great thing, but in comparison, the Nano really outshines it in terms of the "gimme that" factor.
  2. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    I haven't seen them in person, but they are such marvels of technology that they are hard to resist, even for someone who doesn't like to carry more than his phone and has serious doubts about the size of the screen for video.

    Although maybe it doesn't make much sense if you have a phone capable of playing H.264 that can take 4GB cards.
  3. djstarrock macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2006
    UK, Scotland, Glasgow
    I doubt the style at first but now I really like it, I'm going to test them tomorrow
  4. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2006
    Sacramento, CA USA
    The 3G nano is one of those devices that you really need to see in person to really appreciate it. That's why I have one now.

    By the way, they definitely improved the headphone amplifier section on the new nano; audio sound quality--especially the spoken word--is much-improved over the 2G nano. :)
  5. TheBonk macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2007
    I agree, you really need to see them in person. A camera can't capture the beauty of these things.
  6. SoldOutMatinee macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Most definitely. Ugly little things on screen but when I saw 'em at the Apple Store I was really blown away at how nice they were and at how thin these things are getting.
  7. AirborneAngel macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    On the apple website they look chubby and squeezed, but in person they are brilliant!
  8. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    Agreed. I kind of like the green one and the black one. But i'm thinking a silver one, that has a black click wheel, would be a great match for an iMac.
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    i really didn't like the photos/mockups of the nano that were leaked, and then i didn't the apple photos when it was released. but then i held one today and i really like it. i want one. but i have no need of another ipod!
  10. AppleFan08 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Yea i went and played with the new nanos last night. I couldnt believe how damn thin those things are! I love the new slick interface and the colors. But alas! I will not be tempted to buy one. My money is going to the 16gig touch on the 28th!

    BTW, i talked to a few employees at the store last night about when they are expecting the touch in, he said the 28th (as i suggested) but he also said there is a possibility of them coming in a day or so earlier (as was his experience with previous ipods) So if your going to do like me and go to your local apple store on the 28th when it opens and buy one, call first to make sure. He told me to hit #5 on your phone to talk to a real human in the store. I hate those automated phone trees!
  11. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    I dislike the new nanos. I think they look ugly, (even though they are super thin, i will give you that.) Plus who wants to watch video on that small of a screen. To me the 2G nano hits its market much better. I'm sad to see it gone.

    I love the new design of the iPod classic. Simple and elegant, big screen, and easy to use touch controls. It wasn't updated much, but after 5 revisions, it may be darn near perfect.
  12. boganrulz macrumors member


    May 27, 2007
    Finally People accept the nanos.

    I dont know why people didnt like them in the first place :confused:. Im my opinion they look great. And i have only seen th photos and keynote. If i didnt have a 5.5 gen iPod 'classic' (i think they could have come up with a better name) i would buy one.
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm curious to see one in person too... I don't have strong feelings either way (except that I find the colors bland, but only from judging from online images so far).
  14. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    Saw one at BB tonight. I was really more impressed than I expected to be. You really do need to see one in person to appreciate the form factor. And the colors look way better in person, too.
    Now, where's my damn 64GB iPod touch?:mad::p
  15. Spiffyis5150 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    Gotta agree that the pics don't do these Nanos justice. I spent a couple of hours messing around this morning at the Apple Store this morning(of which I messed around a lot with the new iPods). The new Nanos really are sweet and my wife is thrilled to know that there's one coming her way to replace her current pink Nano this Christmas. If these things had more storage(16GB or 32GB) on them, I would have picked one up today myself. You really need to see these things in person to see how cool they are. It totally changed my opinion.
  16. maccam macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2007
    Would you guys stop!!! ;) You're driving me insane cause mine isn't coming until Tuesday or Wednesday!!! ARRGG!
  17. 10th Wonder macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Boston, Ma... Missing 757
    I knew this was gonna happen people was bashing them left and right. Now they are all saying wow this is a marvel to look at now! Also one thing I noticed is that both the iPod Nano & Classic has superb sound quality over the past generation of iPods. I was at 60% and it was really loud! Another thing that I noticed was the iPod Classic in cover flow while listening to music skipped alot while browsing.
  18. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Yes, I like it looks great!

    Although I have friends who disagree..maybe they'll change there mind when they see it!
  19. Richard.John macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Yurigaoka, Japan
    The (PRODUCT) RED is gorgeous. Almost cherry red/pink.
  20. Spiffyis5150 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    I had the same observations. The sound quality is excellent on both and I'm hoping that Apple works on the skipping with CoverFlow on the Classic. I tried several different Classics at the store today and they all did it. They were all 80GB Classics and my Apple store didn't have the 160Gb ones yet. I got one of the Apple sales peeps to listen and he couldn't explain it of course. Hopefully the new software these just needs some tuning. The new Nanos didn't have the same skipping problem.
  21. peter32892 macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2006
    I love the new I pod nano I just got back from the mall with my black 8gig woot!
  22. 10th Wonder macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Boston, Ma... Missing 757
    I wonder if this is mainly due to HD problems or not? If the Nano didn't experience that problem then it could be software latency problem that it is experiencing then. Because I felt that the Classic's were slower than Nano's were in repsonse of the click wheel.
  23. peter32892 macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2006
    I went to the apple store knowing I was going to buy a ipod nano but I just wanted to see the new classics because I always go to the apple store to see new products and I agree the ipod classic was very sluggish like some times the click wheel didn't even work and I tried a number of the ipod classics there so it wasn't just one because I thought it could be. Then I went and used the nano and it was running really smooth yeah coverflow isn't the best but it is amazing to see something like that coming from such a small device like the new nano. But yeah I cans say I love my new nano. just wish there was some good cases for it.
  24. Kirbdog macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2005
    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    Tried to resist

    I told myself that I did not need a new iPod of any type. I really like the iPod touch but I really want/need more storage than 16GB.
    The new Nano looks incredible but I have a perfectly good 1G nano I use all the time. Shortly after the new iPods were announced by room mate came home and told me he lost his MP3 player. I quickly sold him my old black nano and ordered a new 8GB Black nano.
    It all made perfectly good sense to me at the time. :)
  25. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I'm asking my parents for the 4 Gb one for christmas. Don't know If I'll get it, but it would be great.

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