The iPod Nano is probably the most inconsistent product from Apple, design-wise. The Nano has seen varying designs since the first iteration was launched years ago. The first to fifth generation Nanos had a scroll wheel and a small display. The sixth generation Nano, on the other hand, had a square design with all-touch gestures. Apple decided it should try another design for the seventh generation Nano.
The new Nano has a 2.5-inch touch display and a home button at the bottom, giving it the look and feel of a small iPhone. The new Nano is said to be the thinnest Nano yet at just 5mm. There are physical playback controls along the side of the device. This is a departure from the all-touch operation of the previous Nano. There’s also an FM radio tuner and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless listening with Bluetooth-enabled headphones, speakers and cars.
The new iPod Nano will come with the new Lightning connector and the new Apple EarPods. The new Nano also has built-in fitness features like a pedometer and support for Nike+. Apple promises 30 hours of playback which is quite good.
The iPod Nano will be available in October in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate. It has a suggested retail price of $149 for a 16GB model.