The new iPod Nano (6th generation) was released in September 1, 2010. While the iPod Touch is the most popular iPod sold by Apple, the iPod Nano definitely has the most drastic changes visually in the September upgrades. Here, you will learn all the new features and improvements since the 5th generation iPod Nano.
The iPod Nano, for the first time in Apple history, is a touch screen! Before, if you wanted multi-touch you would’ve had to look to the iPad or iPod Touch, but that is no longer the case. All you have to do is swipe through and tap on the things you want to do. This generation of the iPod Nano is the first touch screen in Apple history that comes in more than one color for you to choose from. With the Multi-Touch, you can also drag items on your home screen to change the orders, double-tap to zoom in on photos, and rotate the screen using two fingers.
The iPod Nano sixth generation has a much improved screen resolution. On the small 1.5 – inch color display, the iPod Nano features a 240-240 pixel resolution. The result? A stunning, sharp, image.
Although the FM radio was in the past generation of the iPod Nano, it is still a fairly new feature, even then being more exclusive to the iPod Nano since it wasn’t a feature found on the iPod Touch 3rd generation (last year’s model). Listen to FM Radio wherever you go, just plug in your headphones. Tap to set favorites and flick the radio dial on the screen to change stations. Swipe left, and the Live Pause controls will show, allowing you to pause and play any radio station live.
The first thing you will notice about the iPod Nano sixth generation is its size. It’s 46 percent smaller than the previous generation, and 42 percent lighter. The old iPod Nano was a more rectangular based shape with a screen and a click wheel. Now, the click wheel has been eliminated so it’s in the shape of a square.
Will you switch from your previous generations iPod Nano to the new one? While the camera feature has been lost since the fifth generation and is now featured in the new line of iPod Touchs, are the new features something that you will find worth more than the camera? Some will make the switch, while others will prefer to wait another year to see what Apple has in store for next years’ line.