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According to Apple, the iPod Nano has been 'completely renanoed'. Let's take a closer look and see if there have really been enough changes to call it a clear break with the last generation... While the iPod Nano is certainly the slimmest portable MP3 player on the block, it's 2.5 inches long with a widescreen display, which makes the overall dimensions close to the last generation. We should mention that the previous iPod Nanos were never the best products on the market, but they had the advantage of being small, compact, coloured and relatively effective. However, we would have preferred more physical buttons and this year Apple has delivered on our wishes with a new PLAY/PAUSE button in addition to the good old home button. The only drawback is that you lose the whole concept of extreme compactness. Maybe Apple's idea was to offer a more coherent range of iPods with a Nano that doesn't encroach on the Shuffle's turf. We won't mince words—video playback on the iPod Nano is far from extraordinary with a tiny display that is anything but high quality. It has all the same functions as before, such as shake-to-shuffle and pausable FM radio that lets you re-listen to up to 15 minutes.
Here's the thing: you can't really write a review of the new iPod nano. What is there to say? It is a small slab of aluminum with a multitouch screen that plays music files exactly as well as every iPod before it. That is to say, it plays MP3 and AAC files extremely well. It also does a handful of other things, but all of them are secondary to playing back MP3 and AAC files, which, as I've mentioned, the iPod nano does really well. Hey, you can go through a ponderous syncing process and then look at photos on the iPod nano's 2.5-inch screen! That's cool, but really you're going to use it to play MP3 and AAC files. Check it out — you can listen to podcasts! Guess what — they download as MP3 and AAC files. Maybe you're super sporty and you'll use it to track your workouts with the Nike+ feature? Sure, but it's all terribly boring unless you have a collection of MP3 and AAC files to listen to while you run. Files. Managing files. Endless files, in formats. Remember files? With file extensions? And sizes and bad metadata and missing cover art and all those weirdo checkboxes in iTunes that make compilation albums either go together or not go together or maybe make tracks appear in seemingly random order throughout your huge list of music files?
Since its 2005 debut, Apple's iPod nano has had more facelifts than Joan Rivers. It's been tall, short, rectangular and square. For its seventh generation, the nano grows in height while shrinking in width. The new nano is the thinnest device Apple has ever made, and includes a 2.5-inch screen for controlling music, enjoying photos and watching videos. There's also an FM radio and built-in Nike+ fitness app and pedometer. So is the latest nano the best yet, or is this $149 MP3 player past its prime?Click to EnlargeIt's pretty amazing just how thin the new nano is; you could practically floss with it. Despite having a sturdy anodized aluminum back, this device measures just 3.01 x 1.56 x 0.21 inches and weighs a mere 1.1 ounces. The previous generation nano was a lighter 0.7 ounces but had a smaller screen. That device was 0.4 inches thick.The seventh-generation nano's shape is a mix of both past and present. It takes the long rectangular design of the original nano and the touch screen of the sixth-generation to create a wholly new device. This time around, the screem measures 2.5 inches compared with the previous version's 1.5-inch display.
With its latest model, Apple has finally fixed the iPod nano. The 5th- and 6th-generation MP3 players were a radical rethink that didn't work all that well; Apple tossed the click wheel design that the first four nano generations used, and replaced it with a tiny, square screen that was too small to view or control comfortably. The 7th-generation nano ($149 direct, 16GB) fixes this problem with another full-scale redesign that includes a larger, sharper touch screen. It's also feather light, yet sturdy feeling, has an improved interface, and comes with better-sounding Apple EarPods . It's a beautifully crafted and much-improved player, and easily recaptures our Editors' Choice. Design, Screen, and InterfaceThe sleek iPod nano measures 3.01 by 1.56 by 0.21 inches (HWD) and weighs just 1.1 ounce. It's thin and light, yet its aluminum enclosure feels solid and secure. The left panel sports a three-button rocker that controls volume, with the center button acting as a hardware Play/Pause control. (You also can control the nano via its touch screen.)
For the first time in its ten-year stretch of yearly releases since the original iPod, Apple did little to update the physical appearance of its portable media player lineup. For the iPod nano, focus shifted to incremental tweaks of the user interface and, at $129 (8GB) and $149 (16GB), a price drop of $20 and $30 for the respective capacities. Last year, Apple completely revamped the nano, removing the video camera, video playback abilities, and scroll wheel. The new capacitive touch screen brought with it too few benefits to justify the price. This year's minor refresh adds larger icons and some goofy-but-fun watch-face widgets, but the most welcome change is the price drop, earning this incremental upgrade an incremental rating boost. DesignPhysically speaking, nothing has changed since the previous nano's release. The tiny 1.5-by-1.6 by 0.4-inch, .7-ounce frame remains, the 1.5-inch display offers the same 240-by-240- pixel resolution, and the same multiple color options—metallic hues in seven bright shades are offered. In light of this, we're going to focus less on the physical design and more on the minor tweaks to the user interface. If you'd like to know more about the nano's design, check out our iPod nano (6th Gen.) review.
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