Huawei GR5
Apple iMac with retina display
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Nikon D5500
Samsung Gear S2
iPad Air 2
FILE UNDER: IPods & Players
Posted on: Sep 24th 2012, 12:12PM

 The watch faces may be gone, but the new iPod nano regains the ability to play video while retaining photo display and Nike+ integration. It has become the equivalent of the lineup's feature phone, albeit with a better user interface. Examined in context, the new clip-free iPod nano looks more at home as a midrange option between the tiny iPod shuffle and the now larger iPod touch.

Indeed, at $150, the new iPod nano might have been a tougher sell had the significantly updated and slimmed down seventh-generation iPod touch stayed at $199. However, for those who want the state of Apple's art, there is now a wide pricing swath between the two multitouch-enabled iPods, with the new iPod touch commanding $299, twice the price of the nano (with the 64 GB version priced at $399).Among iPods then, this leaves Apple with the still unique and capablefourth-generation iPod touch at $199 point, once deemed by the company as a key price point worth pursuing and perhaps even holding back features for. But while the new iPod touch's price puts it in the running against $300 holiday gift competitors like the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet and the Nintendo Wii U, it will be the first time that the iPod touch has cost more than a subsidized iPhone on major U.S. carriers. While the new iPod touch continues its tradition of being thinner than its contemporary iPhone cousin and has a bigger display and better camera than the fourth-generation model, it is bested in many other respects by the iPhone 5, which of course has much higher hardware costs than are reflected in the subsidized price.

Trending Items View all
Recent Reviews
Sony RX100 III
Jul 15th 2014
9
Samsung Galaxy S5
Jun 27th 2014
8
Sony PS4
Nov 25th 2013
7
6
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Jul 29th 2013
7
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Jun 11th 2013
7
Nokia Lumia 720
Apr 16th 2013
6
Follow Us On Facebook
What's New?
Feb 11, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
Jan 21, 2016