Reviews and Problems with Apple iPod Nano / 6th Generation 2010
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The New iPod nano is a Gem. Really
The Mac Observer
9 October 2013
Conclusion: It’s amazing how far we’ve come from the early, clunky iPods with a hard disk and manual controls. This iPad nano is not only a gem, but a full-fledged 21st century, wearable, technological accessory … and necessity. The 5G nano just didn’t go there, but that’s okay.
Pros: Beautifully designed and beautiful to wear. Focus on music and photos. Lots of other nice features, not hard to find, but tucked just slightly out of sight: FM radio, clock, stopwatch, alarm, VoiceOver, pedometer, Nike Sport interface, voice memos.
Excerpt: With its latest model, Apple has finally fixed the iPod nano. The 5th- and 6th-generations were a radical rethink that didn't work all that well. The 7th-generation nano fixes this problem with another full-scale redesign that includes a larger, sharper touch screen.
Conclusion: When weighing this year's additions to the nano against what has been subtracted, I am a little surprised that Apple has decided to maintain the same price points at both the 8GB and 16GB capacities.
Pros: Completely redesigned with Multi-Touch LCD and integrated clip, Incredibly lightweight, compact and versatile...
Cons: ...for a music-only player: Gone are many of last year's key features, Small touch screen can be a challenge to manipulate with big fingers
Apple iPod Nano ï¿½ Tinier, touch support, but not so touching
23 November 2010
Excerpt: A major refresh for the iPod Touch, and not surprisingly, a refresh for the other iPods, (save the Classic), as well. For the few who don’t know, the Nano is Apple’s offering to those who want a really compact PMP, but with a display. And compact the new Nano is.
Conclusion: Apple puts the iPod nano back on track with its latest version, which sports a sweet new design, a larger touch screen, video playback capabilities, and more.
Pros: Very thin and light, yet sturdy. Larger, more responsive touch screen than before. Bundled EarPods are much improved. Finally supports wireless stereo Bluetooth streaming. Includes a pedometer and Fitness app. Stellar battery life.
Cons: Still no video recording. No in-line playback controls. Not natively compatible with existing accessories, thanks to the new Lightning Connector.
Conclusion: The latest iteration of the Apple iPod nano does little to improve on the previous generation player, but a price drop makes it a better deal.
Pros: Lightweight, clip-on design. Larger icons make it easier to navigate menu. Simple, intuitive user interface. Screen can be adjusted to face in four directions. Several clock faces so you can wear the player as a watch. Strong battery life.
Cons: Small screen. No video recording or playback. Lousy earbuds, no integrated controls. Watch bands are not included.
Apple iPod nano (6th Generation with Touch Screen)
27 September 2010
Conclusion: Apple's first misstep in the iPod nano line-up, the sixth-generation model trades its predecessor's click wheel for touch-screen controls and an ultracompact form factor with a much smaller display. There's no more video capture and playback capability, but it retains the same price.
Pros: Lightweight, wearable design. Rotatable, multi-touch screen. Integrated FM radio and Nike+ fitness features.
Cons: Screen is smaller than 5th-gen iPod nano's. Video camera and video-playback capability have been removed. Tiny size makes it easy to misplace or lose. Lousy earbuds. Cover Flow is no longer supported.
Excerpt: Since 2005, the iPod Nano has been the mid range portable audio player for Apple. It’s always been targeted at consumers looking for more control and versatility over the Shuffle, but with increased portability over the iPod Touch.
Excerpt: What time is it? Who cares! Apple’s newest timepiece puts music, photos and step-counting front-and-center, and lets the minutes fall where they may. Sure, you can check the time, but that’s hardly the point with this attractive piece of wrist jewelry.
Pros: Beautiful if miniscule display. Impressive touch-sensitive interface. Compact, lightweight, minimalist design. Easy-to-use pedometer function. Clock face can be white on black, or the reverse.
Cons: Watchband not included. No wireless headphone support, so you’ll have to string yourself up with headphone wires. Checking the time can take a few steps. Battery life far shorter than most watches.
Summary: There is not much sense in looking anywhere else for a digital music player when price, features and design are taken care of by one particular company. There may come a time when other companies are able to eclipse the offerings that Apple gives, that time isn't now.
Pros: Available in 9 colors, 16gb capacity (3500 songs approx.), Built in Video camera, Extremely Lightweight, FM Radio