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5th Gen iPod Nano with Video and FM Radio




As the iPod nano is the world’s most popular music player (hitting 100 million units), Apple today bumped up its specs along with some minor upgrades on the iPod Classic, Shuffle and iPod Touch.

The 5th-generation iPod Nano now comes in 9 different colors and gets a video camera and FM tuner to boot (they should have added WiFi too if you asked me).

ipod nano

Still at 8GB and 16GB, the Nano retails at Php8,790 and Php10,490.


 

ipod touch

The iPod Touch, on the other had, was bumped to 64GB. Apple dropped the 16GB model and retained the 8GB for just Php11,490. The 32GB costs Php17,490 and the 64GB at Php23,490. People were actually expecting that it’s the iPod Touch that will have the video camera.

ipod shuffle

The iPod Shuffle now comes in various colors aside from black and silver — they’ve got green, blue, pink and a special polished steel version. The 2GB starts at Php3,290 and the 4GB at Php4,390 (special edition costs Php5,490). Weird that the 4GB Shuffle got a price increase here.

The upgrade from 120GB to 160GB of the iPod Classic is confusing since Apple already had 80GB/160GB before, dropped it then re-introduced it.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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48 Responses

  1. ^
    Didn’t Steve jobs answer that already?

    iPod nano is the world’s most popular music player with over 100 million sold. And now we’ve added a video camera to its incredibly thin design, without any additional cost to the user.

  2. Igno Rante says:

    super uncool!!! no camera for ipod touch!!!!! but who needs camera anyway with those devices when you already have a digicam and a camera phone? napaisip ako dun a?

  3. RMel says:

    It could be a marketing strategy. If they will put the camera on the ipod touch right now, consumers will ignore the ipod nano. But if they will put the camera first on the ipod nano, the nano can boost/retain its sales. Then probably before christmas they could launch the ipod touch with the camera, just in time when people have more money to spend. Hula lang hehe…

  4. No major improvements from Apple yet. There’s no new on the Apple Tablet yet.

    http://www.mangochico.com/new-ipod-nanos-video-camera/

  5. myke says:

    bought my ipod touch last march and was really saddened about the camera rumor. booyah! space is not really an issue for me :p

  6. l2o1v1e says:

    Well, Apple had been a disappointment lately with their minor “upgrades” to their product lines and a lot of excuses for not featuring this on that. A Nano can take videos and have voice support while an iPhone 3G can not (officially)??? I guess I’ll be waiting for the next major overhaul for the iPhone probably next year, though I’m not keeping my hopes up (and there’s a hell lot of other promising phones in the horizon). What I am lazily looking forward to after the lackluster Apple event is the firmware upgrade of iTunes (iPhone & iPod touch too) that would make it easier to arrange apps on the phone. Still waiting for my iPhone firmware upgrade to finish. The Apple servers are clogging up again.

  7. sterndal says:

    hello

    i saw your site being featured in net 25

    wow

    they say you are one of the most successful blogger in the philippines

    congratz!

  8. marco says:

    are the new ipod nano available already here in the philippines?

  9. techme says:

    ipod nano has VIDEO CAMERA, you cannot use the camera for capturing images! damn apple ahaha

  10. iSG says:

    no camera for the Touch! =(

    I’d like to play with the touch-focus function with a capacitative touchscreen without having to buy the iPhone. Oh well, i think i’d have to wait. Good thing I didn’t sell my old iPod Touch 2G for a 3G.

    Great work, Nano!

  11. iTR says:

    Several surprises on the new iPods. But a good announcement on this “weak” Apple conference is the new iTunes 9. The App management looks really good.

  12. Calvin says:

    i think nano would boosts it sales with the features they added although i doubt if it’s video recording capability will be used that much (maybe for on-the-spur ninja moments).

    iPod touch 8GB will probably ignored now. 32GB sounds attractive at that price point considering 16GB 2G had almost the same price as before.

  13. edz says:

    i bought my iPod shuffle 4GB @ P4,100

  14. Benedict says:

    Di na nilagyan ng cam yung touch kasi makakain na nya yung features ng iPhone.

  15. erikjames says:

    it has now a built-in speaker so that you can listen to musics even w/out putting the earphones, fm radio, longer screen, better battery life, and even video camera hd w/mic, and most of all, for me this is affordable. why not accept the fact that this is a cool gadget, instead of complaining every now and then.

    you dont need a photo camera for this thing, buy a digicam instead, dont expect too much from this small thingy, complaining also about zooming, come on, thats b.s. remember, every product has its own unique features.

    what else could you ask for. if you cant afford it, dont buy it, period.

  16. erikjames says:

    ipod touch is really bulky, as in “big” for mp3 player, iphone can do that, the prices are nearly the same, or buy an ipod nano 5th gen instead, very handy.

    can you imagine yourself, using your iphone and itouch at the same time in public, come on, who do you think you are!? ang jologs mo naman… at least if ur using and ipod nano, u can just hide it in your pocket and it looks more descent. hate me or love me, i dont care.

  17. Jake says:

    Is it really worth it to buy an Ipod?

    Aside from not officially supporting Open formats like Ogg Vorbis ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg_vorbis ) and FLAC ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flac ), Ipods are ridiculously expensive compared to their equal or better-featured Cowon and iriver (among other portable media players) counterparts. Plus, you have to use that bloated software, iTunes with it.

    Some portable media players brand that support Open formats:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowon
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iriver
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flac#Hardware_support
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg_vorbis#Hardware

    More info on the open formats, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC:
    http://www.xiph.org/about/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg_vorbis
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flac

  18. domob says:

    @ erikjames
    iPhone has everything what iPod touch has (music player, wifi, etc). Who’s on a right mind will buy both and use it at the same time? If you want it with phone feature, iPhone’s for you, otherwise iPod touch, duh.
    Apple’s gonna slowly lose market share sa portable media player kung di nila lalagyan ng gimmicky added feature and iPods nila, esp. may Zune HD na.
    Kung bakit di yung iPod touch 3rd gen ang nilagyan ng camera? Lalangawin na ang kanilang ipods. Of course kailangan din mabenta nila yun.

  19. edz says:

    @ erikjames

    I agree with domob

  20. BrianB says:

    Jake,

    If you can write an opinion on the disadvantages of the new iPods vs other PMPs, please go to my blog–pmptoday.com–and message me for possible contribution.

    I would certainly love your take on iTunes in comparison with other music or content software.

  21. Karl Mac says:

    @jake: coolness is priceless.

  22. I thought Apple will announce the new iPod touch with a camera. I’m quite disappointed with that.

  23. domob says:

    @ BrianB

    So for what pa ang amazon and ebay?
    Just like the first iPhones that came here in RP, wala pang exclusive deal ang Globe as provider at sa AT&T pa nga lang yun, pero may mga people nang may iPhone dito sa Pinas. Thru online nila binili or galing sa relatives from abroad. Though sabihin nilang di worldwide ang release, makakarating pa rin yan dito satin.

  24. ZJ Morales says:

    @Yuga

    Kelan ka gagawa ng Review dito? Kasi I wanna find out how the Camcoder’s Videos looks like. (Sorry for the Over Rhyming of words :D) I googled all over the internet, but I still can’t find a sample video.. I thinking twice about having this Gadegt kasi sabi nga nila: :Laging nasa huli ang pagsisisi”

    So If I’m not mistaken, if you acquire another iPod Nano, it would be your third one diba?

  25. ZJ Morales says:

    @Yuga

    Kelan ka gagawa ng Review dito? Kasi I wanna find out how the Camcoder’s Videos looks like. (Sorry for the Over Rhyming of words :D ) I googled all over the internet, but I still can’t find a sample video.. I’m thinking twice about having this Gadget, Sabi nga nila: “Laging nasa huli ang pagsisisi”

    So If I’m not mistaken, if you acquire another iPod Nano, it would be your third one diba?

  26. erikjames says:

    no doubt apple’s the best than microsoft today, you can’t deny it. steve jobs and the company is getting richer and richer everyday. because they make quality products with passion and no bullsh*t added. durable, portable, high-tech, cool designs, and it’s worth the money. “mahal pero sulit naman!” i don’t think they will lose the market kick, they always have something new and there’s always plan B, C, or may be D just in case. they always use best materials in making their products. buy one and you’ll know what im talking about. im not sure about zunes, im not into it, i’ve seen one, im not interested at all.

  27. erikjames says:

    i want the silver-black design. i want it very badly. i cant even sleep anymore thinking about it. im willing to give up $179 for this thingy, oh i forgot, i also have to pay the duties and taxes when it arrives here in the philippines. i dont know why i rather buy abroad than here, may be because it’s much cheaper there, i guess. knowing the fact, that most products of u.s. are manufactured in china today, but at least you’re assured that it is a u.s. standard not philippine standard. you know what i mean.

  28. erikjames says:

    8GB = $149
    16GB = $179

    *magpabili nalang kayo sa amerika sa mga kamaganak ninyo, tapos isiksik niyo sa loob ng package na maraming laman, ung sobrang nakatago huh, para iwas sa duties and taxes, kaya lang magaantay ka ng iyong balikbayan box 2-3 months. or kung may uuwing balikbayan, at least makakatipid ka naman diba. practical lang naman. hope this helps.

  29. domob says:

    If you’re buying the iPhone 3G, you can capture stills but not video, while the “lower-end” iPod nano offers video capture but not stills, the iPod touch offers neither, and only the iPhone 3GS offers both.

    wow. apple. nice strategy.

  30. Sammii says:

    I still think that the 5th gen is ugly compared to the 3rd Gen’s design. For one thing the 3rd Gen looks like a mini iPod classic, which is what I’ve always envisioned the Nano to be.

    The iPod Shuffle freaks me out. And I don’t like how they’ve made it so that you can only use “special” iPod Shuffle headphones with it.

    The iPod Touch is great, though. I can’t wait till they come out with a 128GB version

  31. je says:

    Ndi pa nila hahayaan na maging very similar ang Touch sa iPhone. Wala ng bibili ng regular ipods at iphone nyan. Well at least, not now. If, you want an all in 1 device go for the iphone and stop complaining about the ipod touch not having a camera. Still it does 80% of what the iphone can do. I think it’s a great bargain. 80% of an iphone w/o the 2 yr EXPENSIVE CONTRACT IN A NOT SO RICH COUNTRY LIKE THE PHILIPPINES. Common guys, you can’t have it all. You have to be objective, the current iPod line up is still a great deal.

  32. carla says:

    @Jake Well i think lahat naman ng tao iba iba yung preference. Maybe you don’t need an iPod… but some do. Thanks for the links though

  33. Ric says:

    I’m sure everyone interested in buying the Ipod touch has either a phone with a camera or a digital camera so I don’t think the lack of a camera on this thing is gonna deter that many buyers. The camera would have been a nice add on but it’s not the main reason for buying this thing in the first place.

  34. Kat - Kat says:

    I totally agree with you. they should have added Wi-fi too! :]]

    The upgrade is very much confusing indeed. I wonder if it’s a marketing strategy or what. hmmmm.

  35. JKisaragi says:

    I don’t know if I should hate myself for buying the 8GB iPod Touch or if I should hate Apple for their super-fast changes. *sigh*

    Should’ve waited a little longer for the 32gb price drop T_T

  36. paul says:

    Meron na po ba nung ipod nano na may camera d2 sa pinas? if ever na available, san pong store meron?

  37. available na ba to sa Pinas?

  38. Carlos says:

    wait… my two year old phone does all the new nano can do…

  39. Tang ee nah m0o says:

    The ipod touch doesn’t have a camera because it’s a great gaming machine. -SJ

  40. joyce says:

    i agree to that one guy over there,, haha marketing strat.. ofcourse, who would buy a nano if itouc already have that cam thing.. and y would they buy the itouch if the nano has it all!! man that’s so uncool!!!! waste of money, and ofcourse another dilemma for those who r planning to buy one… but i already have ipod nano 4th gen. i was planning to the itouch but still confused because of that 5th gen. nano.. wah !! WTH!!

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