New Apple Nano eats pies, plays video
As well as the iPod Touch and iPod Classic, Apple have also released a new iPod Nano. The new, improved Nano can play videos, unlike its older brother, but this comes at a cost, as it’s now considerably fatter than its older sibling. Still just as thin, though, and so just about gets away with being called a Nano.
More details of the iPod Nano after the jump.
The screen on the new Nano is 2″ wide, which is small for watching videos on (the Touch’s screen is 3″), but should be ok for music videos. Fortunately, it comes with good resolution, boasting 320×240 pixels, and at that size, images should look crisp and sharp, even if you will become myopic by watching videos on it!
In typical showman style, Steve Jobs claimed that “We’ve taken the most popular music player in the world and added stunning video playback just in time for the holiday season…The iPod nano just keeps getting better and better with each new generation.”
Like the iPod Touch and iPod Classic, the new iPod Nano also comes with CoverFlow to select your tune or video, and will playbakc music for 24 hours on one charge, or five hours for video playback.
The Nano comes in 4GB and and 8GB variants, and costs $149 and $199 respectively.
Not sure I like the design, myself. I never bought a Nano (I’m not a fan of Apple’s proprietary approach to technology, and I hate the way it locks you into buying Apple-specific extras), but I appreciated its design – it looked glorious.
But the new Nano looks too squat to be attractive, and although there are undoubtedly uglier video players on the market, the old Nano looked beautiful, whereas this one just looks like it has a great personality!