updated 09:15 pm EDT, Thu September 6, 2007
Photos of Classic, 3G Nano
Apple's new iPod classic and next-generation iPod nanos began arriving at stores across the US -- one day ahead of the projected "weekend arrival." The flagship San Francisco Store had all of models of the new Nano line, but only the 80GB model of the iPod classic (both silver and black); however, all were still behind the counter -- not on display, but available for purchase. The classic iPod nano and shuffle lines were still on display along with the previous generation iPod video. Interestingly, thanks to the price drop of course, the iPhones were seemingly flying off the shelf. Many users were clamoring for the last of the $299 4GB iPhone models, which were limited in supply.
The anodized aluminum top, polished stainless steel back, and slim 6.5mm profile was much more appealing in person, but the five Nano colors were not quite what we expected (the Product Red was especially disappointing). The new iPod nano features a larger, brighter 2.0-inch display with the same screen 320-by-240-pixel resolution as the iPod classic, but offers an extremely 204 pixel-per-inch screen density for remarkable clarity. Apple says the new Nano supports up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on a single charge -- something we'll be testing very soon.