New iPod nano dumps scroll wheel and video for square screen
It's hip to be square. Announced today, the newly introduced iPod nano finally dispenses with the wheel as a control surface -- because now the control surface is the iPod touch. The new model is so small that like the newly announced iPod shuffle, it has a clip that allows it to be worn and has a 24-hour battery life.
What isn't there: the video camera that was included in the last release of the nano a year ago.
Other features include:
- FM radio
- Nike+ and pedometer
It comes in six colors, two more than the shuffle. It will cost $149 for 8GB and $179 for 16GB.
The new nano can be preordered today, and will be released next week.
Edit: The just-released tech specs show that not only is the camera gone, so is video playback entirely.
It's hip to be square. Announced today, the newly introduced iPod nano finally dispenses with the wheel as a control surface --...
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