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BusinessWeek: "iPod nano packs a punch"

updated 11:25 am EDT, Thu October 4, 2007

BusinessWeek reviews Nano

Apple's third-generation iPod nano "packs a punch," according to a new BusinessWeek review of the portable media player. Reporter Arik Hesseldahl decided to try Apple's latest Nano despite his preference for the full-size version that offers much more storage, only to discover that the tiny device had become his primary player. Hesseldahl says the 2-inch display is just fine for watching movies despite its small size, which is primarily due to the high pixel density which results in clarity. Apple's latest iPod nano produces the same sound quality as its larger siblings and is fairly priced for the features as well as the storage space offered, according to Hesseldahl. The reporter says he would like to see a more expensive version with more storage, and that he would tolerate extra thickness to accommodate that storage.




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  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Never a video iPod...?

    ...does anyone remember Steve Jobs stating Apple would never do a video iPod & that no one would ever want to watch video on such a tiny screen...? :-)

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: Never a video iPod.

    haha, good reminder there!

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: never a video ipod

    Ha ha true. Although at the time, there was no infrastructure for distrubuting video to these devices. I think Apple created that with the iTMS selling video and TV shows.

    Although that is clearly one of those "640K ought to be enough for everybody" statements.

  1. Brocktoonn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    More storage?

    "The reporter says he would like to see a more expensive version with more storage, and that he would tolerate extra thickness to accommodate that storage."

    Yeah, they have one of those it's called the iPod Classic.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: never a video ipod

    ...does anyone remember Steve Jobs stating Apple would never do a video iPod & that no one would ever want to watch video on such a tiny screen...? :-)

    Ha ha true. Although at the time, there was no infrastructure for distrubuting video to these devices. I think Apple created that with the iTMS selling video and TV shows.

    Infrastructure has nothing to do with the screen being small or no one wanting to watch video on such a small screen.

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    screen works fine

    I got locked out of an apartment once with my cell phone battery ran out. Thank god I have some movies on the iPod to pass the time. It's way cool.

    As the unbiased reviewer said, the iPod "is just fine for watching movies despite its small size."

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not Quite

    Jobs never said Apple would never do a video iPod. He said Apple wasn't offering a video iPod because consumers weren't interested in portable video. However, technology has evolved quite a bit since then. If you recall, Jobs also once said Apple wouldn't make iPod for Windows.

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