The world apparently needs another touchscreen device, and since Apple has never been one to disappoint, lo and behold, Steve Jobs presented Wednesday yet another touch screen product — the 6th and latest generation iPod Nano.
Even before this revolutionary change, the iPod Nano was then already a diminutive gadget, so you can just imagine how even smaller it has become with the click wheel area gone. In it’s place? Nothing.
Yes folks, the Nano has just been cut in half, effectively ditching its rectangular shape in the process for a square, touch screen display. The camera feature that used to come with it is now a thing of the past as well, making it 46% smaller and 42% lighter.
Cool you may think, but it does pose a major drawback for those with rather large fingers. Plus, with the tiny 1.54-inch screen even less ideal for watching videos, Apple has scrapped the video playback feature altogether.
A clip on the back and volume buttons located on the top portion of the player complete the sleek, minimalist look of the new Nano. The battery life is expected to provide a decent 10 hours of playing time.
Available in 7 different colors, the touch screen iPod Nano is priced at $149 for the 8G model, and $179 for the 16G version.