But the 8Gb IS available in ALL colors plus black!

Posted by tsik on September 13, 2006 at 12:52 PM (PDT) Comment 6

Is one side of the Headphones longer so you can lay them round ur neck?

Posted by lurchi on September 13, 2006 at 1:09 PM (PDT) Comment 7

to tsik: The 8G is only available in black.

I just got my 2G nano and I have to say I'm disappointed. The sound isn't nearly as good as my 1G. The new "been working on them 18 months" headphones suck, but earbuds suck anyway, can only make them so good. And it's not nearly as good looking as my black 1G nano. One more thing: Screen brighter? Who says? They looks exactly the same to me. Oh well. I was going to give the wife the old Nano when I got my new one, but she gets the new one instead. At least she's happy. wink

Posted by vapor on September 13, 2006 at 1:36 PM (PDT) Comment 8

How do they *sound*? One thing I like about my 5G 30gb iPod, is that they SOUND so much better than my 3G. Would love to rock that 8gb with the black alum. look. But not if it sounds like crap. Any reports?

Posted by Derriik on September 13, 2006 at 2:04 PM (PDT) Comment 9

Vapor must be looking at his display in direct sunlight because the screen is apparently brighter and cleaner.

As for sound, doing a side by side with my Sennheiser Headphones, the new Nano sounds identical to the 5G. I am no audiophile, but it sounds the same to me. As for comparing to the old Nano, the first thing I noticed out of box was the increased power. The new nano's volume is also identical to the 5G, whereas the old nano is about 15% lower output at same volume setting. I am very happy!

lurchi, the headphones are not offset, they are the same uniform build as the old apple pack ins, just redone at the earbud.

tsik, the 8GB is only available in black!
2GB: only silver
4GB: silver, green, blue or pink (no black)
8GB: only black

Posted by divigation on September 13, 2006 at 2:46 PM (PDT) Comment 10

yeah,yeah got it guys thanks..

Posted by tsik on September 13, 2006 at 3:34 PM (PDT) Comment 11

No!!!!!!! NO NO NO NOOOO!!!!!!!!!! How could they do this? I do a tone of research, finaly decide to buy a white nano, wait a week for it to be delivered, and use it for a few months. Then they come out with a new, better model. Great.

Posted by skywriter11 on September 13, 2006 at 4:02 PM (PDT) Comment 12


awesome, good to know re: sound quality...will whip out the Visa and order now.

Posted by Derriik on September 13, 2006 at 4:16 PM (PDT) Comment 13

I have a very hard time believing that there is really any significant sound difference between an older and newer Nano, if one uses the same headphones. Achieving reasonable transparency at the electronics level is very, very simple to do.

I have compared older 3G iPods to newer ones and found that the only audible difference that could occur was when driving a very low impedence load (e.g., 16 ohms or so). This was due to the coupling capacitor used in the output of the 3G. Even so, when driving higher impedence loads the difference is utterly negligible.

I look forward to replacing my older iPods soon, these look great.

Posted by BradPDX on September 13, 2006 at 4:23 PM (PDT) Comment 14

My 8 gb black just shipped !
I wonder if I'll be able to sleep until the ding dong of PuroWoman... wink
Great work Steve and all the Apple team !

Posted by Dzign on September 13, 2006 at 4:45 PM (PDT) Comment 15

i think now you guys need to get ALL of your iPods and put them together for a family shot.!

Posted by frowc on September 13, 2006 at 8:07 PM (PDT) Comment 16

I returned my 1st gen nano yesterday and ordered the shuffle instead. Nothing against the new nano, but I'm gonna use the extra cash for a Mac. I was disappointed that the 8 gigger wasn't available in all colors.

Posted by Galley on September 13, 2006 at 8:25 PM (PDT) Comment 17

Hmmm... maybe there's something wrong with my 2G Nano? The sound quality is noticeably poorer than my 1G Nano. The sound is tinny and compressed sounding... nothing subtle... I noticed it immediently. Since I'm not reading about anybody else experiencing this I guess I got a bad one. Will call Apple tomorrow to see about a replacement. :(

Posted by vapor on September 13, 2006 at 8:37 PM (PDT) Comment 18

might require burn in.. i know it sounds kinda crazy, but when i got my nano, it sounded tinny and flat as well, but after a while listening to it, the sound got significantly better. other people noticed this as well, so perhaps yours might need to be burned in for a while.. leave it playing overnight at slightly higher volume than you'd normally listen to, and have a listen again and see if it sounds any better.

Posted by Kloan on September 13, 2006 at 9:15 PM (PDT) Comment 19

OMG i bought an 8 gig nano today, and they said all the dimensions were the same... yeah except for the dock connector, which they happened to move about 2mm to the left so now it wont work in my fm transmitter in my car or my iHome with the old nano adaptors. Are any of the companies that made older iPod accessories going to make new adaptors so that the new ones work with their products?

Posted by navillus on September 13, 2006 at 10:12 PM (PDT) Comment 20

i wanted to get a 8gb nano but for the same price i can get a video ipod

Posted by crazy13818 on September 13, 2006 at 11:47 PM (PDT) Comment 21

I'm sure there are still some would-br iPod users out there who have no or only narrowband internet access. Not including the required driver software is a big mistake. Okay, so a full sized CD wont fit in the packaging, but what about one of those mini CDs? Wouldn't that fit? Failing that, couldn't the nano itself be formatted and put in disk mode as default with a copy of iTunes stored on it? Then iTunes would be installed on first connect and the Flash drive would get reformatted as appropiate. That would be an elegant solution, I think.

Posted by phennphawcks on September 14, 2006 at 12:40 AM (PDT) Comment 22

Would have been nice if Apple had included black headphones with the black 8Gb nano...

Posted by ajm120 on September 14, 2006 at 1:31 AM (PDT) Comment 23

Why don't they just include the software on the Nano itself? I mean it basically works just like a flash drive, so modem users could just plug in the Nano and install the software from the device itself.

Posted by vapor on September 14, 2006 at 6:20 AM (PDT) Comment 24

Can anyone please post battery test results for new 2G nano ? Also hi-res pictures would be great.

Posted by uncle.andy on September 14, 2006 at 7:28 AM (PDT) Comment 25

skywriter, you must not have done that much research, as everybody's been predicting this for at least 2 months.

But don't feel so bad. The 1G Nano still kicks ###. And every time Apple brings out a new product there's always a big group of people who unwittingly bought the old model a day earlier. The price we all pay for Apple's infamous release strategy. For myself, I bought a G5 single-core iMac a week before the integrated camera model, which is about two months before the intel model came out. And my 1.83 GHz MacBook Pro was almost immediately supplanted by a 2 Ghz model for the same price.

C'est la vie en Pomme.

Posted by dasmegabyte on September 14, 2006 at 11:24 AM (PDT) Comment 26

I just got home from the Apple Store where I purchased my 8GB 2G Nano and the XtremeMac MicroMemo. When I connect the module to the Nano it does. in fact, bring up the voice recording interface, but when I attempt to start recording it says "This accessory is not supported by this iPod."

This seems to be in line with what the store employee said and what the packaging from XtremeMac (iPod video support is required), but since I had seen this tested and proven in this review I assured them it would work.

So how do I get it to work as you did in your review? Otherwise I will have to take it back and try the Belkin one as one of the major reasons I got the Nano was so I could record class lectures, so I need a viable recording solution.

Posted by AZRaptor on September 14, 2006 at 1:13 PM (PDT) Comment 27

Unfortunately you cannot edit posts. I figured out that for this to work you have to update the Nano to iPod S/W version 1.0.1. This can be done directly through iTunes 7.0. After I updated the actual iPod software the recording function with the XtremeMac MicroMemo is working as described.

Posted by AZRaptor on September 14, 2006 at 3:01 PM (PDT) Comment 28

I ordered my custom engraved 4G blue iPod on the afternoon of the 13th and it shipped the morning of the 14th! I can't wait until it arrives.

Posted by Brycej on September 14, 2006 at 3:38 PM (PDT) Comment 29

Does the camera connector work with 2G nanos? How about firewire? (i'd expect neither to work)

Posted by h0mi on September 14, 2006 at 5:48 PM (PDT) Comment 30
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