Sep 10 2008Apple Announces New iPod Nano, Whee!

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If you haven't heard you probably live in a bomb shelter like we all should be, but Apple announced a new generation of iPod nanos yesterday at their "Let's Rock Out With Our Mac Loving Cocks Out" event in San Francisco. The new nano is thinner, curvier, and comes in a bunch of different colors, as well as 8GB and 16GB capacities. It also has an accelerometer so you can shake it to shuffle your songs and turn it sideways for a wide-screen experience. The device has the new 'Genius' feature as well, meaning it can create playlists by finding songs in your library that go well together. Neato. 8GB's are $150, 16GB's are $200, and I'll throw in some hand action for another $10. Toothless smiles are always free.

Hit the jump for the official commercial.

iPod nano Official Site

Thanks to Gisela, more beautiful than a rainbow could ever dream of.

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Hopefully I'll be the FIRST to get one.

and ill be SECOND

Perhaps I'll be THIRD??? (Pinky to side of mouth)

Had my first ipod not fried it's hard drive I would never have upgraded to the nano. I don't see what's so great about these that I would drop my current nano for these.

GW - I got $10

Gotta admit, they look better than the previous generation (3rd was it?)

I had a friend who did design work for an older generation iPOD. He had an improvement that by adding a single component would have doubled the lifespan of the IPOD. Apple shot it down, saying why would we spend .2 cents per unit and cut our future sales in half. That's a lose lose proposition.

While they try to appear to be a cool, and groovy company. They are just as bad a bunch of money grubbing scumbags as any other company.

I couldn't give less of a damn. In the immortal words of my twelve year old cousin, "Ipods are for fails".

That article was f***ing hilarious though. HILARIOUS. hah. toothless smiles...

Also, where the f*** is the article on the LHC? Damnit Geekologie writer! I told you to have a draft on my desk by eight!

So how many f***ing nanos has apple made now?

I'm waiting for a nano so small that you need a big honking magnifying glass to use it.

Why have a magnifying glass that honks WHEN YOU CAN HAVE ONE THAT SQUEEKS?!

Hmm.

How about you hook me up with one of these new nano's and I'll shake your accelerometer Mr GW?

ew, they leak. gross.

Okay, so maybe apple isn't perfect. But they do make some kick ass things.
I escpeically love the colors on these new nano's.


Oh, and who else thinks that the first company to invent a time machine will probably be apple?

I'll tell you what's great about these: 16 > 8.

@13 The leaking is a bit annoying, I don't know why they added this feature. Pretty much needs to be carried in a plastic bag at all times. I would have at least picked a different color than white had I known.

Ugh. I'm so sick of these major companies coming out with these products. Look at Sony, with the PSP. "Hmm, well our units aren't selling, how can we improve the system? We COULD work on the known hardware deficiencies; slow processor and insanely long loading times of our games, and start looking into importing some better titles to entice new shoppers."

"F*** you Johnson, we'll make them in pretty colors! That'll have 'em selling like hotcakes!"

No more 'new, hot, thinner model', no mass explosion of color choices, why not just make a better product?


-end rant-

@ 17. agreed. i'm sick of the format that these companies follow. although i think apple responds to it's customers more than most companies.

on a side note: whoever does the advertising for apple, is getting rich, being a lazy bastard. they are getting really old.

Ok so the accelerometer in that is so you can shake and go to the next song right? What about michael j. fox he's f***ed. Old people, athletes, recovering alcoholics, tweakers, etc. anybody that gets the shakes would never listen to a whole song they'd just be sitting there "new song, new song, new song, new song...."

I work for apple tech and I know morons will never figure out how to turn that shit off.

@17, the reason they do it is because all the stupid sheeple keep forking over the cash. If you were them, would you spend more money on innovation or less on colors knowing either way you sell the same amount of units?

Obviously they could just put the ultimate ipod on the market but then who would by all the backlog of gen 2 or gen 3, etc... It's like DeBeers with diamonds, if they allowed even a quarter of their stockpile out on the market, you'd be paying $6 for a one carat diamond. But if they keep the idiot consumers thinking there is a limited quantity it inflates the actual value. If apple only lets out so much technology out with each gen they sell more crap. Same can be said for Microsoft or any other big company.

Yeah... Gotta agree with Amy on this one, along with Mombo-elitist, Apple and the vast majority of larger hardware-based electronics companies don't tend to fix their "hot" items.

Look at the new iPhone... Just... ask someone who got it the first day how much they wanted to smack Steve Jobs in the face... The answer is: A whole... whole whole whole... lot. They dreamt of slapping him in the face, blogged about it, told everyone they knew their desire to slap him in the face and so on... Oh yes- I'm sure someone is going to tell me how amazing the iPhone is, and yes, it was the "first" of its kind and revolutionized the Mobile market, but it has a great deal of room to be improved upon.

Everything is based on the principles of Economics, supply and demand- period. They supply crap, they have fanboys that will buy it and pay the absurd prices just because its "cool". iMac notebooks have basically identical hardware to normal laptops now, the difference? The apple logo and their OS, which is made only to fit their specs and so on. Thus, you pay hundreds extra to be cool! Hope it was worth it! I'll take that extra money and buy a game or Bronze Darth Vader or something?

Moral of the story? Buy a Creative Zen instead... (Their newer stuff is pretty impressive, even if I don't have one!) Oh, and that if you have shiny objects, people like them, and will buy them! So who wants a shiny pet rock? $5! I sware its house-trained! -cough- Stain? What stain?

wow it's not really much of an upgrade. Apples really stretching with this. "Ohhh if i shake it it shuffles!!!!" seriously thats the best upgrade they could come up with?

Smaller is better? WOW. I wish I could apply that to my life. :-O

Too bad I just bought a new Mac Pro two weeks ago, and my free 8GB itouch is now outdated with a 16GB for the same price. Ah well, I sold it anyway.

@24, imagine my fury when the iphone 3g came out a month after i bought my "old school" iphone, rendering it worthless.

for HALF THE F***ING PRICE TOO!!!!

THE REASON WHY THE IPHONE IS THE BEST PHONE IS BECAUSE THE SOFTWARE UPDATES ALLOW THE PHONE TO GET BETTER AND BETTER EVRYTIME. THE PHONE I HAVE NOW IS 50X BETTER THAN WHEN I BOUGHT IT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. NO OTHER PHONE CHANGES AS MUCH AS THE IPHONE WHEN YOU GET A NEW UPDATE. IF YOU DONT OWN ONE YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERTISE ON HOW GOOD OR NOT THAT PRODUCT IS. I DONT CARE IF ALL YOUR FRIENDS HAVE ONE, YOU DONT. YOU DONT UPDATE IT EVERY 3 MONTHS AND SEE HOW DIFFERENT AND BETTER IT GETS. BEST PHONE TO DATE.

@26 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you are a massive tool. The majority of the software updates (1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1.1,1.1.2,2.0.1,and 2.0.2) are all bug fixes because they f***ed up the first time. You ever updated your phone and lost everything? Ever restored just to be told your back up is corrupt? or how do those new apps work? do they just open up then close back out on ya? well at least you can re-download them for free and get tricked into thinking the phone was fixed right. But the 3G phone is still the same price the only time you can get it for half price is if you're eligible for upgrade through att. if not they're still 399 and 499 so shut your pie hole. If you can afford to drop that kind of money on a phone nobody wants to hear you bitch.

@25 your phone is not worthless you can update through itunes and have all of the same problems as the morons that went and bought the 3g phone.

Well wats wrong with my ipod....?? this was a waste of millions...

Ron (#26): Does it update it automatically? Or do you have to pull it out of your bum every time to update?

I'm going with Dr. J (@19 though dude, I thought your numbers were 32 and 6), I think I'd punch somebody before I got to the end of the block if my ipod kept shuffling tracks as I jogged...I mean, waddle.

the new ipod looks sick, nice concept. U should save the enviroment and recycle your old iPod at venjuvo.com so dont have to throw your old one away. and they give you pretty good money also.

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