80

Worth the upgrade if you've owned a nano for a while

80

Ultimately, if you've had the same iPod nano for a few years, this new device will make you feel like you need a replacement. While there isn't a slew of fresh additions (in fact, there are notable subtractions), this re-think about what the nano is supposed to be feels right. It's still not your cheapest option if you're looking for basic music playback, but something tells us that if you're looking at the nano, you're living in Apple's ecosystem, and that makes this a pretty attractive choice. We ultimately would like to see the capacity grow a bit, and for the prices to drop, but otherwise, the new nano is a smart, fast, capable player that should please a lot of people this holiday season.

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Critic reviews

7.3
7 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.4
  • Video quality
  • Ease of use
    8.1
  • Portability
    8.3
  • Battery life
    8.2
  • Media support
    6.9
  • Capacity
    6.5

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User reviews

8.3
97 reviews
8.0
Engadget Sep 7, 2012

We ultimately would like to see the capacities on these guys grow a bit, and those prices drop, but there's no sticker shock here. The new nano is a smart, fast, capable player that should please a lot of people looking for something new this holiday season.

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8.0
TechCrunch Sep 7, 2010

The removal of the camera itself will disappoint some people, but it was always a bit odd anyway as it only recorded video and not still images. I think the new size and touch screen in exchange for the video capabilities is a good tradeoff.

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7.0
Ars Technica Sep 10, 2010

Kids and teenagers might still appreciate the nano for what it is—a small and relatively cheap device that looks cool and works well with iTunes on the computer. But does the nano have enough features to make it interesting compared to, say, an iPod touch?

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5.0
PC Mag Mar 18, 2012

Apple's first misstep in the iPod nano line-up, the sixth-generation model trades its predecessor's click wheel for touch-screen controls and an ultracompact form factor with a much smaller display. There's no more video capture and playback capability, but it retains the same price.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 22, 2010

The new Apple iPod nano is a funky little MP3 player and the touch interface works really well. The problem, of course, is that you now have to either buy yourself an extra set of headphones, or lose the ability to change tracks without fishing the device out of your pocket.

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8.0
iLounge Oct 6, 2011

The heart of this product’s a good one—it’s just the rough interface edges and limited feature set that need some additional work.

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8.0
TechRadar Sep 16, 2010

As it stands, the new nano performs wonderfully as a device purely for listening to audio, provided you invest in some new headphones, but it feels unnecessarily limited in other areas.

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8.0
veronica veronica

I'm a little disappointed that Apple removed a few key features from this new nano, such as video playback and recording. After all, the screen may be on the small side, but the last generation's screen wasn't significantly better. I also can't imagine why Apple would have...

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5.0
coffeeblack coffeeblack

I don't like it. I really regret selling my 5th Gen iPod nano now to be honest. That old one had a camera, a brilliant user experience, and most importantly supported pretty much everything in my library.

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9.0
WizardCM WizardCM

I have never had an MP3 Player that sorts my music correctly, and this seems to be no exception (you read correctly, it doesn’t sort my songs correctly). MY LIST OF CONS (Note: these can get a little boring, so if you want to skim through these the best way is to read the first sentence of...

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9.0
Vili Vili

Perfect mp3 player for wearing it with a wrist band as a watch. Great production quality, lightweight and easy to use.

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8.0
techspecialist techspecialist

The most important thing to consider before purchasing the 6th generation iPod nano is that it is targeted at people who do not have smartphones. It is not a companion device for a smartphone. It is only meaningful for people without smartphones or those people who have smartphones but are in...

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8.0
kanjisasahara kanjisasahara

It's portable and does what I want and nothing else. I got it through the 1st gen iPod Nano replacement program and it's my go to workout accessory. If you want a small mp3 player, then look no further.

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8.0
kobitate94 kobitate94

Pros: • Small • Easy to use • Clip is a great added bonus Cons: • Screen is a bit small and gestures are hard to do • Size makes it easy to lose • No video playback support Neutrals: • No camera anymore • No setting to change backlight timeout Overall, I love this iPod. It is...

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