updated 02:25 pm EDT, Tue September 12, 2006
Apple's new iPod nano
Apple today introduced the all-new iPod nano with a new aluminum body, 24 hours of battery life and more than twice the music capacity for the same price as the previous generation. The new iPod nano features Apple's Click Wheel and an even smaller, thinner and lighter design available in silver, pink, green, blue and black. "iPod nano is the world's most popular digital music player, and we've completely redesigned it to make it even better," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "The all-new iPod nano gives music fans more of what they love in their iPods -- twice the storage capacity at the same price, an incredible 24 hour battery life and a gorgeous aluminum design in five brilliant colors." The new iPod nano models are now available through the Apple Store for $149 for 2GB iPod nano model (sliver); $199 for the 4GB models (silver, pink, green and blue) and $249 for the new 8GB model (black). All iPod nano models include redesigned earbud headphones providing improved comfort, fit and sound quality, and a USB 2.0 cable. [images included]
With an aluminum enclosure available in five brilliant colors, the second generation iPod nano is more compact than the original and has a brighter, more vibrant display. It offers new software features such as Search and Quick Scroll as well as seamless integration with iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store.
The new iPod nano supports gapless playback for enjoying albums the way they were intended. iPod nano also includes Apple's patent pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads a user's digital music collection, photos or podcasts onto iPod nano and keeps it up-to-date whenever iPod nano is plugged into a Mac or Windows computer using USB 2.0. The second generation iPod nano features up to 24 hours of battery life and completely skip-free playback.
Apple is also unveiling new accessories designed for the second generation iPod nano, including lanyard headphones, an armband, a dock, and a new incredibly compact USB power adapter which at almost half the size of the previous USB power adapter is perfect for charging your iPod while traveling. The new iPod nano features the 30-pin iPod dock connector allowing it to work with a range of third-party products, from home stereo speakers to cars featuring iPod integration. Apple said that there are now more than 3,000 accessories available for the iPod. The second generation iPod nano also works seamlessly with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit, and provides support for voice recording accessories.
New optional accessories designed for the second generation iPod nano are available now: lanyard headphones for $39, armband for $29, iPod nano Dock for $29, and an iPod USB power adapter for $29.
The new iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and iTunes 7.0 or later.