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    What's special about the new ipod?

    I've seen commercials about a new iPod coming out..I believe it's the iPod nano? I have the "last year" version of the nano. It's the real small, square version that shows video too and it's a light blue. So what's really different about the new nano? Is it just the shape and more color choices? Cause as far as I can tell, the new 8GB holds the same amount of songs and so on. What would be a persons reason to go to this new version if you already have the "last year" version of the nano, which seems almost exactly the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintern_footie
    I've seen commercials about a new iPod coming out..I believe it's the iPod nano? I have the "last year" version of the nano. It's the real small, square version that shows video too and it's a light blue. So what's really different about the new nano? Is it just the shape and more color choices? Cause as far as I can tell, the new 8GB holds the same amount of songs and so on. What would be a persons reason to go to this new version if you already have the "last year" version of the nano, which seems almost exactly the same?
    Hi, t/f,

    For my part, I have a Mini and no plans to upgrade unless the Mini dies. In fact if the batttery dies I might even see if I can find an after-market replacement rather than replace the whole unit. Versus the Nano, any version, I don't see a reason for me to upgrade; I only used mine for audio: no pics, no videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintern_footie
    I've seen commercials about a new iPod coming out..I believe it's the iPod nano? I have the "last year" version of the nano. It's the real small, square version that shows video too and it's a light blue. So what's really different about the new nano? Is it just the shape and more color choices? Cause as far as I can tell, the new 8GB holds the same amount of songs and so on. What would be a persons reason to go to this new version if you already have the "last year" version of the nano, which seems almost exactly the same?
    They display wide aspect when laid over (screen being a tiny bit larger) and you can give them a shake (accelerometer) during shuffle play and they will go to the next track.

    Then there is the bad news for all us who bought 3rd gen nanos last year--you get 16 gigs for the same price as 8 gigs last year.

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    nothing special, just another iteration..

    If you want special, find one without proprietary connectors, basic functionality such as hard bookmarking and true innovation like stereo bluetooth, high quality audio recording, a good fm tuner and an sd slot. For example, the Insignia Pilot (sadly discontinued), Creative Zen X-Fi and the Cowon D2. iPods aren't bad products but I find them limiting and occasionally frustrating. If it's iTunes that keeps you locked into Apple products, switch to Amazon drm-free downloads or buy a drm stripping tool. I have a favorite but there are several others out there that are pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintern_footie
    <snip>Cause as far as I can tell, the new 8GB holds the same amount of songs and so on.<snip>
    Newsflash: A given storage space is going to hold the same amount of info (songs), no matter what the player. You were expecting a NEW 8GB player to hold 16GB of songs?
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    Mainly it's the increased storage, new form factor, newer software, more gaming options, and addition of the accelerometer for the same price.

    http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/features.html

    I have the 3G "fatty" and see no need to upgrade, but if I didn't have an iPhone, I would get the Nano 4G anyway just for the motion-based games.
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    do not buy an ipod whatever you do- get a creative x-f at 16 gb for the price of an 8 gb nano and get better functionality and far better sound. dose'nt have the looks or name but works like a dream and costs (reliability)nothing. better battery and screen as well as no drm an non propitry connector so you can charge it of your gps/phone/kindle charger.only downside is no linux compatibility.
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