Apple iPod nano
Apple's smallest, cheapest iPod gets a bigger screen and nifty built-in features
- Thinner than the previous nano
- Built in Bluetooth, pedometer, Lightning
- Larger multitouch display
- We'll soon find out
Apple's refresh of the iPod nano brings a larger, longer screen, a revamped iOS-esque interface, and some integrated features that should cement the nano's position as the media player of choice for fitness junkies, gadget lovers and budget-minded buyers.
Price$ 219.00 (AUD)
It's not as popular as the iPhone 5, and it's not as exciting as the iPod touch, but the new Apple iPod nano deserves its time in the sun: it's the thinnest iPod ever, and has the largest display ever used in this particular pint-sized media player.
The new iPod nano's screen is 2.5 inches in size in a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. It's multi-touch, which should mean touchscreen commands like swiping and pinching work properly.
It's got a redesigned operating system that isn't quite iOS 6. Like the last nano, it runs a cut-down version that looks familiar, but doesn't have the same functionality as the full-fat version you see on the iPod touch and iPhone. It's changed to a rounded icon layout, and the etching on the home button changes from a round-cornered-square to a circle too.
It's in built-in convenience features that the iPod nano makes its biggest steps forward. It's got integrated Bluetooth for syncing the appropriate wireless headphones, or portable speaker systems and car stereos. The integrated pedometer and Nike+ support means it's a good tool for keeping track of your daily fitness — although you won't be able to wear it like a watch like the old model.
It's got the longest battery life of any nano, despite the big screen and extra features. 30 hours of life is Apple's quoted figure for music playback. The new iPod nano comes in seven colours — cyan, green, yellow, pink, purple, white, and black.
The new iPod nano will cost $219 for the 16GB model and $279 for the 32GB model.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Gadgets & Things
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Finally! LG OLED TV 2016 range review
- 2 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
- 3 Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: including Portrait Mode
- 4 Google Daydream View VR full, in-depth review
- 5 Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
Latest News Articles
- Apple's Q1: Record $US18.4 billion profit, but iPhone sales are slowing
- Sony shows latest high-end Walkman
- Sydney Airport lost property auction: you'll be amazed at what some people left behind
- The iPod classic plays its last
- Apple iPod Touch pricing slashed by up to 25 per cent in Australia
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- The top 10 best and worst tech gadgets and products of 2016
- TV of the year award 2016
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- FTBrand Marketing Manager - Premium Entertainment BrandNSW
- FTFull Stack Web Developer - UI/UX - .NET or JAVANSW
- FTCheckpoint Firewall and VPNNSW
- CCVirtualization ArchitectACT
- CCMicrosoft Active Directory ArchitectACT
- CCSenior C++ Software EngineerSA
- CCData Modeller and Business Analyst - Integration ProjectQLD
- CCProject/ Operational CoordinatorNSW
- CCIT Risk Specialist (Assurance) - TelcoVIC
- FTInformation Security ManagerNSW
- TPAnsarada Data Room AdministratorNSW
- FTLevel 3 EngineerNSW
- FTSOE Team LeaderWA
- FTInfrastructure Solution ArchitectSA
- FTMS Exchange System Engineer l PowerShell l Message LabsNSW
- TPDigital Business Analyst | AgileQLD
- FTCheckpoint Firewall and VPNNSW
- FTJunior Business Process Analyst Perm North SydneyNSW
- FTSolutions Architect - Data Centre/ NetworkSA
- TPIT Procurement OfficerQLD
- TPProject Services OpportunitiesSA
- FTSystems AdministratorVIC
- CCTest LeadVIC
- TPSenior PMO AnalystNSW
- TPTechnical Solutions Architect-Dynamics CRMVIC