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The New iPod Nano Grows Back In Size

The Apple event has finally come and gone and its time to dwell on matters that were revealed to us by Apple during the two hour event. While the event was primarily an iPhone event, the star of the show was not the iPhone but the new iPod Nano and the iPod touch multimedia devices.

With the current iteration of iPod nano, Apple decided bigger was better and hence we have got a completely redesigned iPod nano that is now larger, going back to  how it started. But there is one complain that i have with the design. The new iPod nano looks exactly like a miniature Nokia Lumia phone, the same rounded sides with the flat top and bottom design. We could see a Nokia vs Apple court battle soon over the design and not to mention comment wars by fans all over. But that discussion is for another time.

The new iPod Nano now sports a 2.5 inch display with 240-by-432-pixel resolution with the iPod touch and iPhone like single round home screen button. The new iPod nano is also 38 percent thinner, measuring at just 5.4 mm thin. The screen is large enough to hold three rows and two columns of icons. The device also gets the new lightning connector, also seen on the iPhone 5 and the iPod touch. The larger screen means the iPod nano can be used to watch widescreen videos as well.

Apple has kept the iPod nano does support a large variety of apps, but not the same ones as its larger cousins. Its capabilities lie in playing music, videos, FM radio with live pause and fitness apps such as Nike+. Apple has not given the iPod nano Wi-Fi connectivity but has added Bluetooth 4.0. That by itself is an important feature because it can now be connected to a wide range of wireless audio devices and not to mention, car multimedia systems.

When fully charged, the battery will last up to 30 hours of music playback and 3.5 hours of video playback.

The new iPod nano is available in a host of different colors and ships with the new Apple  EarPods. Only 16GB models are available for a price of $149.