My Two Cents on New Nano

Discussion in 'iPod classic, nano, etc.' started by tinyman392, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, so everyone has had time to let the new iDevices sink in. Most people loved the upgrades with the new Touch, some want more (Expect that every year; but I'm quite happy with it). The new Nano is a different story. Most people absolutely hate it. So here are my thoughts on it.

    Pros:
    -Smaller: The new Nano is supposed to be small. It's called a Nano, Apple made it as small as they could possible get away with.
    -Touch Screen: The touchscreen is a great plus. It makes it easier to work with. Though the clickwheel is gone, it is still as easy to navigate using the touch screen.
    -The GUI: The GUI is refreshing and simple. The device doesn't lag at all. The user interface seems so natural to me and is simple to use.
    -FM Radio: It's the only iPod with it... All that needs to be said.

    Cons:
    -Loss of Video Playback: This is a tough one, but I can see why Apple didn't allow videos. The screen is way too small for it. I wouldn't want to watch videos on it either.
    -Loss of Video Camera: I don't know how often the previous generation used the camera, but it's still a loss. Can you imagine using a camera on this device? It'd be horrific. The device is barely large enough to hold, how would you make a decent video with it? What's more is that the camera would take up battery space, literally killing the battery life.
    -No Apps/Games: Well, we all know this one, some complain about it. Like the videos, would you actually want to use apps on this thing? To small of a screen. I have no idea how you would play games on this thing.
    -Loss of Click Wheel: It's gone, I don't know where they'd put it... On the back? LOL... I actually don't think you'll miss it if you use it.

    Overall thoughts:
    -The new Nano actually isn't that bad. Though it lost functionality, it was for a reason. Yes, I was like you once, absolutely hating the fact that Apple took out functionality (which I think is a terrible idea), but after using it, I find it really easy to use and smooth. The small size is the downfall of the new Nano, but it's a Nano, it's supposed to be small. I can almost guarantee that you won't miss the click wheel when you use this. You just won't. I can see where Apple was going with this. They wanted a small touch screen device. I do believe that this should have been the new Shuffle, but I'm not Steve Jobs, I don't make that decision. Overall, the iPod loses functionality because it would be a pain to use it if it had this functionality. The new UI is easy to navigate and a decent joy to use.

    ***Note***
    I know I might get flamed for some of my opinions, so please keep this to a minimum, but do give your thoughts on the iPod Nano or this review (I can accept criticism and debate, but not flaming; there is a "report post" button and I know how to use it).
    Thanks.
  2. chickenmatt5

    chickenmatt5 Community Development Staff Member

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    flameflameflameflameflameflameflameflameflameflameflameflame
    JK
    You have a lot of good points. You almost made me want to go out and buy one. If only they were 2 cents....
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    bstevenhaagen Well-Known Member

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    I would only buy it if the price went down. It's lost so many features and has become much smaller. If they could bring it down to $99...I would buy it.
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    tinyman one thing I'm curious about... all of the other nano's you could operate with a single hand right? But on this one you need to use two hands to operate it, right?

    Isn't that a big hassle coming from the old nanos?
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It can be operated with one hand. If held correctly.
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    That would be the shuffles job.
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    deepdvd Active Member

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    Steve Jobs: "Just avoid holding it in that way." =]
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Technically speaking, it would be both. The shuffle was the original, but nano implies miniature size.
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    I thinking something similar while typing it: "Hold different"

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    'Fail different', new Apple slogan. Comes FREE with BONUS limited time only facepalm.
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    I like your reviews (even though I dont have one

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    )
    And I just wonder why Apple dose not put in it accelerometer to give it ability to auto rotate the screen instead of use your fingers

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    (or mayb they want to prove it have multitouch disdpal =)) )

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