Apple introduces all new iPod nano with enhanced UI, now plays video

Apple StoreApple today introduced the all new iPod nano, bringing video playback, an enhanced user interface featuring Cover Flow, and a new design to the world’s most popular music player. The new iPod nano features a larger two-inch display with 204 pixels per inch, which lets users watch their favorite movies, TV shows and music videos in the same resolution they currently enjoy on the video iPod. iPod nano also includes three fun games, and additional games can be purchased from the online iTunes Store. iPod nano delivers up to 24 hours of audio playback or five hours of video playback on a single charge, and is encased in a beautiful new all-metal design made with anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel and comes in five new colors — silver, black, blue, green and a (PRODUCT) RED special edition.

“We’ve taken the most popular music player in the world and added stunning video playback just in time for the holiday season,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in the press release. “The iPod nano just keeps getting better and better with each new generation.”

The all new iPod nano features a 204 pixel per inch display that is 65% brighter than the previous generation and delivers 320×240 resolution that is perfect for watching your favorite movies and TV shows on the go. iPod nano also features an enhanced user interface that shows off album artwork and photos like never before, and now includes Cover Flow, so you can scroll through your entire music collection by album cover artwork using the Click Wheel.

The all new iPod nano is perfect for playing iPod games and comes pre-loaded with iQuiz, the entertainment trivia game; Vortex, a fast-paced 360 degree brick-bashing game; and Klondike, the popular solitaire card game. Additional games will be available for iPod nano later this month from the iTunes Store, including Sudoku and Tetris from Electronic Arts and Ms. PAC-MAN from NAMCO.

iPod nano works seamlessly with iTunes so you can import, manage, and then easily auto-sync your favorite content. Buy music, video, and games for your iPod nano from the iTunes Store with more than six million songs available for preview and one-click purchase. With up to 24 hours of audio playback or five hours of video playback on a single charge,* the all new iPod nano is the ultra-portable way to enjoy your favorite music, TV shows and movies on the go.

The iPod is the world’s most popular family of digital music players with over 100 million sold. Today, Apple released its most exciting iPod lineup ever with the iPod shuffle in five new colors; iPod classic holding up to 40,000 songs; the incredible all new iPod nano with video playback; and the breakthrough iPod touch with a revolutionary multi-touch user interface. iPod owners can choose from a vast ecosystem of accessories with over 4,000 products made specifically for the iPod including cases, fitness accessories, speaker systems and iPod connectivity in over 70 percent of US automobiles.

Available today, the 4GB iPod nano comes in silver for just $149 (US) and the 8GB model is available in silver, black, blue, green and a (PRODUCT) RED special edition for just $199 (US). Both the 4GB and 8GB iPod nano for Windows or Mac are available worldwide immediately through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. All iPod nano models include earbud headphones, a USB to 30-pin cable and a Universal Dock Connector.

iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later and iTunes 7.4; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2) or later and iTunes 7.4. Internet access is required and a broadband connection is recommended, fees may apply. The iTunes Store is not available in all countries.

* Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See http://www.apple.com/batteries for more information. Music capacity is based on four minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content; photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes; and video capacity is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.

30 Comments

  1. Oh, okay…I get it…they didn’t have any Beatles-related announcement. Let the whining begin!

    May I just ask one question though: When did *Apple* ever, ever, ever, say or imply they were going to have any sort of Beatles-related announcement? When? Where was it? In what context? Did I miss something?

    How many times must it be said: IGNORE THE RUMORS! YOU’LL ONLY BE DISAPPOINTED! APPLE IS NOT OBLIGED TO MEET THE EXPECTATIONS OF RUMORS!

    Can you get your mind around that?

    Nope, didn’t think so.

    In every single one of these product announcements, it’s always the same. Some pathetic loser that had pinned his hopes on a wild rumor gets *mad* at Apple. Their are no entitlements in life! Really!

  2. ahh I new it…. no matter what Apple announces you people will always find a reason to bitch.

    You are all very, very sad. It must suck never being even remotely satisfied with anything in life.

    My take on the new on the new stuff. Not a big fan of the Fat Nano, but it has it’s place. The iPod Touch is fantastic, and the price drop on the iPhone is just what the doctor ordered.

    No Beatles? So what? You Beatles fans telling me that you don’t already have every CD in your iTunes anyway?

  3. f@ck you…that was a legit question.

    Im not asking an exact date…Im asking, as a recent switcher, what time of year does apple USUALLY release a new pro line, if and or when they do?

    I thought that would be obvious…you guys trying to predict what f@cking ipods will be released are the idiots.

  4. No, you don’t get your $200 back.

    Why?

    Because – at the time – you obviously believed it was worth what you paid! Also, it hardly too Nostradamus to work out that once the initial rush was sorted out and the production was running at steady-state that prices were probably going to drop.

    You’re upset because you got screwed as an early adopter. It goes with the territory. Live with it. It’s all part of living in a healthy free-market economy.

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