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The screen size is the same as the previous version, although it must be rotated width-wise to get the same dimensions.

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Pros

Ridiculously thin

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Available in 9 different colors

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Accelerometer means you can watch videos in either portrait or landscape orientation

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Shake to shuffle

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Returned back to taller, more desirable form factor

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New voice recorder application when plugging in a microphone

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Engraveable for free

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updated software is a lot nicer than earlier generations

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Excellent battery life

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Better looking than previous generations

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Accelerometer can be used for games

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Many funky colours to choose from

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Very light

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No lag at all when viewing pictures

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Never skips

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great capacity for such a small device

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Shake to shuffle can be turned off

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good sound

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Extremely portable.

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Genius mode

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camera built in

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handles several popular file formats

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Cons

Doesn't charge with older chargers ( you need to buy all new equipment for it)

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Rounded screen can lead to glare

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No WiFi

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Non-replaceable battery

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Requires upgrade to iTunes 8 with significant hardware requirements

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Limited codec support - No FLAC or WMA

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Can be controlled only through iTunes

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scroll wheel is of lower quality than previous generations

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Accelerometer feature can't be turned off

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created to be used as part of a closed system - iTunes, Apple music store and iPod

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No FM Tuner

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finger prints prone, need to clean every time u touch it

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difficult to navigate/transfer files without itunes

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NEED TO BUY SOFTWARE: In order to enable the cooler features - like syncing photo albums automatically, etc..., you need to purchase or own iLife (iPhoto specifically) 4.03 or better. If you have PC, you have to buy Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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Apple advertises 12 to 16 hours, but the device needs recharging after 6 hours.

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Shake to shuffle isn't always picked up

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user manual is not in detail. no information on initial charging etc

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You MUST buy a case/shell for this device.

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Very fragile.

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Edit

 

Apple's 4th generation iPod Nano combines the overall aesthetic of the 2nd generation Nano with the functionality of the 3rd generation. The newest Nano, released in September 2008, returns to the long and rectangular formfactor with the thinnest profile yet at 0.24 inches. The screen size is the same as the previous version, although it must be rotated width-wise to get the same dimensions. The major difference, other than the shape, is the curved aluminum shell, which creates a cohesive and smooth unit, front to back.

New Features
  • "Shake to Shuffle" - the Nano now has a built-in accelerometer which responds to shaking and randomly shuffles your music to a different song
  • Games - New games, made especially for the nano will be available through the iTunes store and will take advantage of the built-in accelerometer
  • Portrait mode - You can rotate your nano width-wise to view photos and videos, which gives you a 2-inch widescreen display
  • Cover Flow - Album art comes to the forefront with a new way of browsing albums (similar to the iPhone)
  • Genius Playlist - Apple makes playlists for you, based on your existing music library, creating music that flows together
iPod Nano Versions
  • 8GB version, $149, available in all 9 colors
  • 16GB version, $199, available in all 9 colors
Color options

This generation is being dubbed nano-chromatic because of its extensive array of colors including: silver, gunmetal, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and pink.

Post Review
Anonymous
12/31/2011 05:43

DATS MAD KOOL

Yale
10/01/2008 02:47

I thought it was pretty lame before I went to the apple store and compared it to my 2nd generation Nano. Ridiculously thin, nicer screen (I didn't really notice the roundedness that looks way too evident in the pre-release leaked photos). The better software is just icing on the cake, and to be honest I didn't even look at it too closely. Not too shabby at all.

Would be nice if they built Nike+ into it (who wants to lug around a touch while running?)

Dialupinternetuser
09/23/2008 09:36

Once again, Apple has a not-worth-buying lower class iPod. I'm gonna have to go with overpriced and LAME.

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