Last month, Apple debuted its seventh-generation iPod nano. As per usual, the latest iPod nano is drastically different than its predecessors. It features a sleek and slim design, 2.5-inch multitouch display, the reemergence of video playback, Bluetooth and FM radio. It also has a new Lightning dock connector and EarPods earphones to boot.
While the new iPod nano is certainly an improvement over the sixth-generation model, do you feel that there is still a necessity for the iPod nano? In other words, do you find the iPod nano to be pointless or does it still have its own niche? Its $149 price tag is attractive, but one must consider the umpteen benefits of putting the extra money towards a fourth- or fifth-generation iPod touch.
Personally, I would never feel the need to have an iPod nano alongside my iPhone and iPod shuffle. If I’m simply looking for music playback, I would stick to my iPod shuffle. It’s the premier on-the-go iPod that you can really be carefree about because it’s almost impossible to break without deliberately trying to. For everything else, I use my iPhone. But perhaps you find a need for the iPod nano, which is why I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts in the comments.