Every generation of the iPod nano has been fairly different from the one that came before it. Whether it was the third generation model becoming a square after the second generation's stick-of-gum, or the 6th generation shrinking to smaller than a match book after the 5th generation's vertical orientation, change is a constant with the nano. So it should be no surprise that the 7th generation model is pretty different from the sixth. It retains some things--like the multitouch screen and the core music-player features--but it many other ways, it's very different.
The 7th generation model has the largest screen ever offered on a nano, has only a single storage capacity (previous generations often had two or three capacities available), and, like the 6th generation model, has a number of built-in apps that provide functionality. While there is still no support for third-party apps, a la the iPhone or iPod touch, the 7th generation nano looks more and more like a mini touch.
7th Generation iPod nano Features
The 7th generation nano adds the following features:
- A 2.5-inch multitouch screen
- Video playback
- Bluetooth, for wireless audio streaming to headphones, speakers, and car stereo adapters
- A Home button that functions the same way that the Home button does on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
- Integrated Nike+ with Bluetooth connection to heart monitors
- Lightning dock connector for improved versatility of data transfer and recharging
- Apple's new EarPods headphones
- Thin, light enclosure
As with previous nanos, this generation still offers core features including music and podcast playback, photo display, and an FM radio tuner.
240 x 432 pixels
30 hours audio
3.5 hours video
Size and Weight
3.01 inches tall by 1.56 inches wide by 0.21 inches deep
Weight: 1.1 ounces
Release date: Oct. 2012