The new iPod nano for 2010 has just been revealed. Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. at its latest media event on 1st September, 2010, announced the sixth generation model of the iPod Nano. The design of the new iPod nano is based on a new high resolution “square” multi touch screen.
Other significant changes are also present in the version, notably the absence of the click wheel and the camera including video playback, which according to Apple were the features seldom being engaged by most users.
Currently the 8GB and 16GB models will retail for $149 and $179 respectively, in the United States. Prices for UK have been set at £129 and £159 respectively for the 8GB and the 16GB iPod nano. The new iPod nano is available in 6 different colors; Silver, Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink and a special edition red color available only from the Apple Store.
The new iPod nano can provide over 24 hours of music playback on a single charge, which requires 3 hours. It has a larger screen than previous models measuring 1.54 inches diagonally; it’s a color TFT display with 240 by 240-pixel resolution and multi touch support. The new iPod nano weighs only 21 grams.
Features also include the 30-pin dock connector same as the previous generation iPods, a headphone jack placed right next to the dock connector, a sleep/wake button along with plus/minus volume buttons on the top side. A clip attached to its very small form factor so that it can literally be worn by the user.
Although the camera, voice recorder and video playback functionality has been removed, 29 Voice over languages have been added as well as support for Arabic and Hebrew languages. Adjustable display backlight, for easy reading in low light conditions. FM radio with “Live Pause” feature which allows users to pause radio broadcast and rewind within a 15 minute buffer period.
The new iPod nano is compatible with Mac OS X 10 or later, Windows 7/Vista/XP SP3 or later and iTunes 10 or later. USB 2.0 and an Internet connection preferably broadband are among the system requirements.