First-Generation iPod nano - The 1st generation iPod nano is a small, thin iPod with a small color screen and a USB connector.
The first-generation iPod nano had rounded corners, as opposed to the slightly sharper of the second-generation models. These models are also slightly smaller than the first generation. Headphone and dock connector ports are both located on the bottom of the nano. It used a clickwheel to scroll through menus and control music playback.
The iPod nano replaced the iPod mini as the low-cost, relatively low-capacity, smaller, entry-level model.
Some nanos initially had a screen that was prone to scratching; some also cracked. Many users reported the screen becoming unreadable due to scratches. Apple said that a tenth of 1% of nanos had defective, especially scratchable screens, and replaced cracked screens and provided cases to protect the screens. Some nano owners filed a class action suit against Apple, which the company eventually settled. Nano owners who participated in the suit received between US$15 and $25 in most cases.
First-Generation nano Specifications
1GB (about 240 songs)
2GB (about 500 songs)
4GB (about 1,000 songs)
Solid state Flash memory
176 x 132
- Apple Lossless
- PSD (Mac only)
1.6 x 3.5 x 0.27 inches
Mac: Mac OS X 10.3.4 or newer
Windows: Windows 2000 or XP or newer
US$149 - 1GB
$199 - 2GB
$249 - 4GB
Released: Sept. 2005 (2GB and 4GB models)
Feb. 2006 (1GB model)
Discontinued: Sept. 2006