iPod Nano revamp to see widescreen display?
Standard iPod to 'gain iPhone looks'
Apple is said to be preparing to revamp its iPod Nano music player with a third-generation case design that not only introduces a new colour scheme but also sacrifices the gadget's skinny looks to add a video-friendly widescreen display.
According to a 9to5Mac.com report, moles in China claim the new Nano will be offered in black, silver and burgundy, along with a lighter blue and a lighter green than the current, 2G Nano ships in.
The story has little to say about the player's specs, but it does claim the landscape-oriented display "takes up about [the player's] surface area", implying that the new Nano will look like a smaller version of the current hard drive-equipped iPod. The face of the player will be approximately 2 x 2in, the site alleges.
It also maintains that upcoming next-gen iPods will lose the familiar look once the Nano gains it, replaced by iPhone styling. Think iPhone with hard drive and all the telephony stuff taken out. Well, that's what's being claimed anyway, and given the similarity between the iPhone and the video-centric iPod mock-ups that were popular on the web a year-and-a-half ago, maybe it's not such a far-fetched claim.
Corroboration may come from Korea. Today, local media claimed Apple has stopped advertising its hard drive-based iPods on the back of an alleged worldwide shortage of the player. If true, could this be the sign of an update coming up close?
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Did you know that WEBSTER PHREAKY is an anagram of TIRED ANTI-APPLE WANKER?
This is all well and good, BUT what I want to know is will it now finally have a decent battery that doesn't become unusable right around the 12month mark (happened to me with 3 nanos) and doesn't crash on a very regular basis, like both the previous editions of Nanos?!
RE: Yer what?
"A few things beautifully done beat many things done like crap."
So that will be the HTC range then :o)
iPhone a failure? You are joking, right?
"Never-the-less, the whole iPud thing is passe and this won't save Apple with two huge flops in a row - Apple TV and iPhony"
You are joking, right?
To quote RoughlyDrafted (http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/RDM.Tech.Q3.07/B8B762FD-6CFF-4D56-8B92-6F1089A8E917.html):
"Apple sold 270,000 iPhones in its first day and a half of sales.
•Palm sold 500,000 Palm OS Treos in the first three months of 2007. That's less than twice as many units across 13 weeks, compared to Apple’s day and a half of iPhone sales.
•RIM sold 1,030,000 Blackberries in 90 days, less than four times as many phones as Apple’s day and a half.
•All of Microsoft's Windows Mobile licensees--including Palm's WinCE based Treos--added up to 1,510,000 units. In a sales period 45 times longer than Apple’s iPhone debut, that’s only 6 times as many phones."
And this has to do with an article on the iPod, what, exactly?