iLounge reviews, dissects Apple 2G iPod nano

“When Apple Computer introduced the iPod nano (iLounge rating: A-/B+) one year ago, it displaced its most resilient, popular, colorful iPod – the iPod mini – with a technologically stunning but easily damaged and more expensive alternative,” Jeremy Horwitz reports for iLounge. “This week, Apple radically updated the iPod nano, fusing the DNA of its two best mid-range iPod designs into a single excellent package: the second-generation iPod nano ($149-249). Sold in three capacities – 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB – and five colors, the new nano eliminates several of the biggest complaints about its predecessor, and will leave iPod buyers with only one major question: which do I want more, a $249 8GB iPod nano or a $249 30GB iPod with video?”

Read Horowitz’s full “A-” review of the 2G iPod nano here.

iLounge’s iPod nano 2G dissection photos here.


  1. They’re not 2G Nano’s.

    They are the result of a Mini and a Nano copulating and this is the kid that came out.

    It’s a mini that wants to be nano or Mino (pronounced minnow)

    or it’s a Nano that wishes it was a mini or Nani (pronounced nannie)

    Let’s see if we can get that one to stick.

  2. Weird!

    I’m number two post too.

    Am I the only person on MDN today?

    Even weirder…

    MDN magic word for this one is “indeed” which was the last word in my number two post.

    Talk about synchronicity.

    If you MDN word is synchronicity, then the end of the world has arrived.

  3. Wide screen iPod coming soon. I guarantee it. Here’s why:

    Believing it was done right, I purchased a new 30GB iPod yesterday, finally upgrading from my old mini.

    Now, I predict it will be obsolete faster than any previous iPod ever.

  4. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

    Very inspirational “indeed.”

  5. Should anyone even purchase an iPod right now? The breakdown by Craig Berger, an analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities shows that the materials look to be short-term parts to “buy Apple time until it releases the true iPod video later this year or early next year.”

    Tell you what, if Apple release another iPod this year that replaces the current one, then they are going to have a ton of explaining to do to customers that purchased a new iPod a month before a new was one is released.

    I’d still say it’ll be next year (ahem…. Macworld 07).

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