Next iPod nano to sport aluminum enclosure? | iLounge News


Next iPod nano to sport aluminum enclosure?


Apple plans to use an iPod mini-like aluminum casing on the next generation iPod nano, according a report by AppleInsider. In an effort to cut down on scratching, Apple has been “experimenting with aluminum anodized enclosures similar to those used in the company’s iPod mini,” the site claims. Apple has reportedly “committed to the transition away from the nano’s polycarbonate-coated shell and towards aluminum enclosures.” AppleInsider says the new casing is expected to debut in “color variations similar to those used with the iPod mini.”

« Analyst: New iPod nano due Q4 with magnesium casing

Album sales down, but music downloads soar »

Related Stories



I personally do not like the anodised finish. For really making your nano scratch resistant you have to get INVISIBLE SHIELD. I put it on my nano immediately after I took it out of the box. After a year of use(abuse) my nano is still in pristine condition. I do not use any case at all just the invisible shield protection. I have kept it in my pocket full of change and keys etc with no issues at all.

I know it sounds like a plug for invisible shield but I am just a satisfied customer. It is a tad pricey (I got it for $20) but well worth it.

Putting an anodised finish would just appeal to retro fans but would tarnish the sleek/modern look of nano.

Posted by shr1n1 on July 14, 2006 at 7:32 AM (CDT)


heh, long live the iPod mini…

the only ipod that felt like your money’s worth…

especially with the included belt clip…great exterrior and 18hours battery life…

Why the hell make an ipod nano?

Oh, because it’s flash based.


Posted by :3 on July 17, 2006 at 6:31 PM (CDT)

Page 2 of 2 pages  < 1 2

If you have a comment, news tip, advertising inquiry, or coverage request, a question about iPods/iPhones/iPad or accessories, or if you sell or market iPod/iPhone/iPad products or services, read iLounge's Comments + Questions policies before posting, and fully identify yourself if you do. We will delete comments containing advertising, astroturfing, trolling, personal attacks, offensive language, or other objectionable content, then ban and/or publicly identify violators.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2014 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy