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iPod nano
Apple's iPod touch finally gets a real update, while the iPod nano gets redesigned

While Apple’s iPhone 5 was the highlight of today’s keynote, the boys from Cupertino were also showing off new iPods.
The new iPod nano features a 2.5" touch screen display and a home button (as seen on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad). It also features physical controls on the side and is available in seven different colors.
The iPod nano now features Bluetooth, widescreen video playback makes a reappearance, a pedometer is built-in, and it also includes FM radio with DVR functionality.
The new 16GB iPod nano is priced at $149.

iPod nano
Not to be left out, Apple has also redesigned the iPod touch in the image of the iPhone 5. It too features a 4” screen (640x1136), but includes the older A5 processor. The anodized aluminum iPod touch is only 6.1mm thick and weighs just 88 grams. Interestingly the iPod touch now supports Siri.
The iPod touch also includes a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash (it supports the Panorama feature introduced with the iPhone 5) and a FaceTime HD front-facing camera. There is also a little button on the backside of the device that once pressed, opens to reveal a lanyard loop to better secure your device when taking pictures.

iPod touch
The iPod touch offers up to 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video playback.
The redesign of the iPod touch has been a long time coming. Last year’s “refresh” amounted to little more than a new color (white). The iPod touch is now also available in five colors (with a color-matched lanyard loop).

Like before, the iPod touch is available in 32GB ($299), and 64GB ($399) versions.
In other news, iTunes has finally gotten a drastic makeover and now features an edge-to-edge design. In a move that we’ve seen with the recent iOS-ification of OS X, the latest version of iTunes takes many design cues from the Music app on the iPad.

Source: Apple

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Anyone else
By inighthawki on 9/12/2012 3:28:11 PM , Rating: 5
Anyone else see the pic and immediately think of the nokia windows phones?

RE: Anyone else
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 9/12/2012 3:34:36 PM , Rating: 2
Augh, you trumped me by ten seconds. Yeah, the first thing I thought was pretty much, "Whoa, Nokia clone."

RE: Anyone else
By TakinYourPoints on 9/12/2012 3:39:57 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Anyone else
By fic2 on 9/12/2012 3:53:29 PM , Rating: 4
Wonder if Nokia had the foresight to get a design patent for rectangle with square corners.

RE: Anyone else
By spread on 9/12/2012 5:10:17 PM , Rating: 5
Nokia needs to sue Apple for this blatant infringement.

RE: Anyone else
By Natch on 9/13/2012 8:48:37 AM , Rating: 3
Apple will use their iTimeMachine, go back a few years, patent Nokia's design, and sue them for it.

In other news, just how much bigger is the iPod Nano going to have to be, until they'll have to start calling it a mini, because it's too damn big to call "nano" anymore??

RE: Anyone else
By fic2 on 9/13/2012 1:20:31 PM , Rating: 2
Apple doesn't need the iTimeMachine just be first to file. According to the idiots on the Apple/Samsung jury (and the judge) prior art don't matter anymore.

RE: Anyone else
By spread on 9/12/2012 5:07:34 PM , Rating: 5
When Apple carbon copies last year's Nokia Lumia phone it's because they are being innovative and they invented it first. You just don't understand.

RE: Anyone else
By Camikazi on 9/12/2012 8:19:18 PM , Rating: 2
That's what I thought at first too, I thought they put the wrong picture for a second.

Design patents...
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 9/12/2012 3:31:21 PM , Rating: 5
Man, that iPod Nano doesn't look anything at all like a Nokia Windows Phone...


RE: Design patents...
By plewis00 on 9/13/2012 3:39:32 AM , Rating: 2
Jokes aside, this 7th generation form factor is very similar to what Apple had out with the 2nd generation Nano and Shuffle back in 2006. As in a rectangle with rounded sides, example:

By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 9/13/2012 10:51:30 AM , Rating: 2
I agree that the rectangle with two rounded edges harks back to earlier Apple designs, but the design of the face of this Nano (especially the black one) bears an uncanny similarity to Nokia Lumia phones.

Just a refresh
By Ammohunt on 9/12/2012 2:59:13 PM , Rating: 3
I can't see a a single compelling reason to upgrade from my iPod touch 4th gen 32GB.

RE: Just a refresh
By Brandon Hill on 9/12/2012 3:00:45 PM , Rating: 3
What, you don't like pastel colors? ;)

RE: Just a refresh
By Ammohunt on 9/12/2012 3:13:17 PM , Rating: 2
I prefer flavors and i don't see a coffee flavor...maybe the mini ipad will have it..

Apple digging into its parts bin again..
By GotThumbs on 9/12/2012 3:08:56 PM , Rating: 2
Same size screen as new phone...

I have to wonder who is going to purchase these? Most teens and pre-teens have phones that play music and why would you need one of these?

Are people expected to carry a phone AND this?

Just seems an unnecessary thing even more now.

Just my thoughts.

Best Wishes,

By Ammohunt on 9/12/2012 3:19:29 PM , Rating: 2
I have one specifically to make my media iTunes media portable i like the integration with AppleTV etc.. that an i have a crappy ancient android phone. Despite that i think i still wouldn't combine phone and media but i am old fashioned that way.

By Rukkian on 9/12/2012 3:25:55 PM , Rating: 2
While I dont personally own any apple products (others in my family do). I think there is still a large group of people not wanting to pay 30-80$ per month for data, and would be perfectly happy with one of these along with a dumb phone. Since you can use wifi in many places, this works out fine.

While my wife and I both have smart phones (Gnex and her Iphone 4), I do not plan on paying for a data plan for my kids any time soon, since the data rates seem to keep going up.

By someguy123 on 9/12/2012 10:34:07 PM , Rating: 2
There actually is one good reason to upgrade, at least for the touch.

IPS panel according to the updated spec sheet. The old touch had a TN with terrible viewing angles, though the resolution was high.

The iPod is...
By wisteria on 9/14/2012 11:19:49 PM , Rating: 2
better than iPhone 5 :P

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