The New iPod Nano
Released on October 12th, the 7th generation iPod Nano is Apple’s latest portable media player. It retains the touchscreen functionality introduced in the 6th generation model, but it has a larger, rectangular screen and resembles a tiny iPhone.
The Nano still does not offer the variety of features found on an iPhone or iPod Touch. You can’t play games on it, listen to music online or sync your media wirelessly. Files must be transferred the old-fashioned way, by connecting the Nano to your computer and syncing through iTunes.
That’s not to say that the new Nano has nothing to offer. With the larger screen comes the reintroduction of video playback, which was not a feature of the 6th generation Nano. The new design is also nice. In addition to the touchscreen, there’s an on/off button underneath and a volume rocker with a play/pause/change track button in the middle on the side of the device. These features are good for those who use the Nano to listen to music while working out and don’t want to have to look at the screen to change songs.
Other features of the new Nano include Bluetooth, Lightning connection and an FM radio tuner. The built-in battery offers up to 30 hours of music playback or 3 ½ hours of video.
The 7th generation Nano is a great little media player. At $50 cheaper than a 16GB iPod Touch, The iPod Nano is a great deal.