iPod Nano 4G confirmed with snazzy new interface and accelerometer functions
As predicted, Apple revealed the iPod Nano 4G today, and there's not many surprises in the design here after the consistent leaks of the past weeks: rounded, curved and elongated... the old squat form of the old Nano flung into the bin after one generation.
Coming in a chromatismic panoply — Black, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and violet — the new Nanos come in 8GB and 16GB varieties, at $149 and $199 respectively.
The most interesting development is the new UI, which is decidedly more Touch-like. The Nano also now has a built-in accelerometere. Want to enter Shuffle mode? Just shake the Nano. Want to enter Coverflow? Just flip the Nano horizontally. There's new menu pop-ups: for example, on-the-go, browse album and browse artist. The new Genius mode (introduced in iTunes 8) of song recommendation is a pop-up.
Take a good look: this is the evolutionary link between old iPods and the future of uniform touchscreen iPods of 2010.
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