What's next for the Nano?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Osullivan1, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Osullivan1 macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys think that Apple will update the iPod Nano this year, or (probably more likely) just update the software?

    My moneys on them updating the software to make it look a little different, possibly more similar to iOS 7 (not that theres much to change)?

    Either way, what would you like to see in the Nano?
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I would love to see the next Nano go back to be just like the 5th gen.

    -Its taller screen
    -Its polished anodized aluminum finish
    -The inclusion of a camera and microphone on the back of the device

    It *must* retain it's FM feature imo.. I would also love the clickwheel, although I know that probably won't happen.
     
  3. Osullivan1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Could they fit a camera + mic into it now, it's so thin! Could be cool though...

    Personally I think they should remove the home button as it feels so unnecessary when you can swipe to go back to the home screen - would help make it more nano. I don't know whether people liked it smaller though?

    I'd also like to see them increase the quality of the playback... Songs never have the same clarity as they do on my phone which I find annoying.

    Apart from that, I don't see what they could do to make it better since it has everything it needs. Maybe increase the memory while keeping the same price (I wish!)? I would suggest adding a speaker... But it would be one crappy speaker in a device that small :)
     
  4. pumazooma macrumors member

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    My 6th gen has just broken so I might as well wait for the new one in a month or so and get that.

    I don't think they'll do a lot. New colours (as they're mostly quite pale and girly) and a software update is probably it. I don't think the white fronts work with most of the colours so I think they'll make them all one colour.

    I personally don't see the point of adding a camera. The fact it was dropped from the 5th gen suggests it wasn't really used by anyone. You're likely to have a phone on you with a better one anyway.

    The nano has pretty much got to the point where you can't do much more to it other than change the shape a little every couple of years. It does what it does very well, doesn't need anything added to it, it's priced well and has a very small and thin form factor. I like that fact that they went back to the long form as it's easier to handle but I don't think it need to be any bigger or smaller than that.
     
  5. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    This year expect nothing but different colors and maybe a minor software update.
     
  6. dbpharrison macrumors newbie

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    I'd love to see wifi, for syncing and match support.
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I don't expect them to fit one, but that doesn't mean I can't wish ;)
    I love having a home button.
    I'm all for improved SQ..
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    We're just getting a UI update most likely. There won't be any new iPods this year. Mostly because they haven't had the time with all the delays in iOS and then a focus on OS X Mavericks.

    The iPod has moved into hobbyist territory. They're either going to have to deal with having a lot of them sitting in storage, or they're going to have to lower the prices. The problem is that even with rock bottom prices, MP3 players are just not selling anymore period. It's not because they aren't good, it's because most would rather use their phones and tablets. It's money saved for something a majority of people won't use.
     

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