Along with the 5th-gen iPod Touch that we bought last week, we also got the new 7th-generation iPod Nano. It’s a totally redesigned iPod that Apple created from the previous generation.
The 7th gen model somewhat resembles the older 5th generation, rather than the 6th gen model because of its candy-bar form factor. What was taken from the features of the 6th gen was the touchscreen capability.
The 7th-gen iPod Nano is the thinnest Nano yet and the 2.5-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 240×432 (202ppi). That’s a bit bigger then the squarish screen of the 6th-gen but with a slightly lower pixel density.
The new iPod Nano comes with FM tuner, Bluetooth and can play video at 720×576 pixel @ 30fps. There’s only one model at 16GB and they come in a number of colors (8 to be exact).
The two-tone combination of colors is an acquired taste. It’ a little bit of an eye-candy with the very bright colors and the anodized aluminum back contrasts the white polycarbonate front panel.
The iPod Nano is so thin (5.4mm) that the 3.5mm jack can hardly fit into the bottom end. Apple also used the new Lightning connector in this model.
We got thi new iPod Nano at Beyond the Box last week-end for around Php8,200. Full review to follow.