Iv'e had a quick hands on with the new 2010 iPod nano 6G and all I can say is that it's tiny! The multi-touch screen works flawlessly even if you've got large adult sized fingers. If you're used to Apple's multi-touch screens in the iPhone and iPod Touch, you will feel right at home with the new nano. It is a bit pricy at $149 for the 8GB model and $179 for the 16GB model considering you get a 1.54" display and you don't get the ability to have apps or take photos. You definitely have the option to geek out by transforming the new nano into an iWatch.
Now this is more like it! This is new Linq by Incipio. This great looking strap incases the iPod nano 6G into Incipio's Next Generation Polymer material housing for maximum comfort and durability. The nylon strap secures by velcro and is interchangeable. This probably won't be the last strap/case combination for the iPod nano 6G we will see, as more and more companies begin making accessories for the iPod nano. Incipio really stepped up the game with their Linq, now I actually want me a nano! The Linq will be available five colors. No price or available date announced as of yet.
Update: Incipio has announced that the Linq is expected to be available starting early October for $24.99 and $9.99 for each additional nylon band.
We all knew this would be the most popular thing to do with your new iPod nano when Steve Jobs said it could be worn as a wrist watch. If you didn't already know, you can set the lock screen as a watch on the new iPod nano and clip it onto a watch strap to have your very own geeky squared iWatch. All you need is a piece of watch strap like the one seen above for $17 or you can try eBay for cheaper options.
At the Apple Music Keynote today in San Francisco, Steve Jobs took the stage to announced the holiday line up of iPods. So any way lets get into it.
The iPod Shuffle was first to receive an update. The iPod shuffle has been a strange device. Many say it is pointless because of the lack of a screen, while others say (mainly people who exercise) say it is an essential part of the iPod line up. This year it got back the buttons but also has the same voice features of last years buttonless model. Not much else to say except it has a clip so you can clip it on clothes, it comes in 5 colours and it has 2GB of storage, all for $49.
Next, iPod Nano. Earlier this year, we saw a very small touchscreen leaked out into the world with apparently Apple branding all over it. Well it seems like this one has come true. The new nano has ditched the click wheel for a touch screen, a very small touch screen at that, but it is still a touch screen and seems to have some sort of version of iOS running on it. All the usual stuff is on there in the form of icons on different screens and yes you can make it do the jiggly dance so you can move the icons around. Reports from places like Engadget are saying that the touchscreen is very responsive and great to look at. Also, seeing as it has a clock app, if you strap it to a wrist strap, you can turn it into an iWatch! And that is the only reason I'm getting one.