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
stan1028 stan1028

A very portable music player for first timers to own a music device. Best used for running and exercise. Is small and light and it would be almost weighing nothing when doing activities. Comes with a clip that makes portablity even further. A great device for kids as well with them having to...

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8.0
ihatemyuserid ihatemyuserid

If you're not using this device as a watch, I am not sure why you'd get it instead of some of the previous nano models. Get a Lunatik band and you'll love it. Set it to turn on the watch face on wake and pick your favorite watch face to really customize it. Two things I've noticed while using...

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9.0
PerfectEntity PerfectEntity

If your choosing iPods, this is the one to choose if you want portability. It's small, well built, and perfect for my runs (even has an app for that). Beings that mine is the 8 gigabyte model, storage isn't huge, but this also isn't my main iPod. This iPod is much better as a backup to the touch...

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9.0
Silver472 Silver472

It's a cool product. It should have Bluetooth and it would be even more amazing. It doesn't play video, but there's no need to, since the screen is small. And it supports multi-touch, so you can control it if it's clipped and you're not looking at it from a good point of view.

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9.0
Di9 Di9

A great player! The main benefit of this generation - the presence of a touch screen ! In the past players, "nano" was cool wheel clickwheel but over time it is spoiled and badly pressed, with a new touch screen, this player will be able to bring you pleasure for a very long time! The advantage...

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9.0
RohanBhade RohanBhade

The new iPod nano ditches the click wheel in favour of a multitouch display. Granted it is not a full multitouch display as those found on the iOS devices but it is certainly easier to use than having hardware controls. The nano also loses video support, the camera and the large screen in favour...

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5.0
glucifer glucifer

Terrible battery life, and bad build quality compared to most Apple products. I love the tiny form factor and multi-touch lcd though.

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