Why does the new nano have multitouch?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by WilliamG, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I mean, I see that you can rotate the screen with it, but, is that really it? Multitouch doesn't work for photos on the nano, so I guess I don't see the point of the tech when the orientation is the ONLY thing it does..

    Unless, of course, orientation is super important on a device that small?
     
  2. macjock macrumors regular

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    I agree, I kind of get the feeling they want multi touch on everything. I wonder if the flushers in the cubicles in apple HQ are multi touch
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I dunno, they probably needed to get rid of the clickwheel to make it smaller.
     
  4. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    I don't even get the rotating the screen feature. The iPod nano is so small and completely square. Isn't it quicker just to rotate the iPod?
     
  5. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Maybe, perhaps it's just a selling point. You can't really do much to a basic MP3 player, other than just change the design. Under the skin, it's the same, and that's very hard to change.
     
  6. Alaerian Guest

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    For those of us that run, it's nice for quick glances at time or track name when it would be clipped on a jacket or shirt. Instead of having to manually turn the iPod over or around every time because of a fixed orientation that is opposite of what we need, we can customize it.

    I see the use. :)

    Don't get me wrong, I haven't purchased one yet. I still prefer the tactile buttons on the 5th gen and the larger body style. I may eventually pick one up for running, but I still haven't determined if that would be a better option that just a shuffle.
     

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