Apple Introduces Redesigned iPod Nano; Offers Multi-Touch User Interface

Apple has today unveiled a completely redesigned Apple iPod nano media player that now features Apple’s Multi-Touch interface that lets users navigate their music collection by simply tapping or swiping a finger on the display.

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Nearly half the size and weight of the previous generation, the sixth generation of the new Apple iPod nano features a polished aluminum and glass enclosure with a built-in clip, making it instantly wearable.

The new Apple iPod nano features Genius Mixes, the ability to create and edit playlists, a built-in FM radio with live pause and up to 24 hours of music playback on a single battery charge.

The new 6th generation Apple iPod nano with Apple’s Multi-Touch interface allows users to access their songs, artists, albums and playlists with a tap or swipe of their finger on the display.

Holding down a finger returns the user to the Home screen, and users can easily use two fingers to rotate the screen if it is clipped onto their clothing upside down. Users can also customize their Home screen by simply dragging icons from other screens onto the Home screen.

The new 6th generation Apple iPod nano media player also features Shake to Shuffle,  giving music lovers the ability to shake their iPod nano to shuffle to a new song in their music library.

With its built-in FM radio, new Apple iPod nano lets users listen to their favorite radio stations, and live pause lets you pause and resume playing your favorite FM radio shows without missing a beat.

With an amazing new design that is nearly half the size and weight of its predecessor, the new ultra-portable 6th generation Apple iPod nano is a natural workout companion allowing users to clip iPod nano onto their workout clothing, touch their music and start their workout.

The new Apple iPod nano also features a built-in pedometer that makes it easy to track your steps and also supports Nike + iPod, giving users the ability to track runs and workouts.

“This is the biggest reinvention of the iPod nano since its debut in 2005, and we think users are going to love it,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Replacing the click wheel with our Multi-Touch interface has enabled us to shrink the iPod nano into an amazingly small design that is instantly wearable with its built-in clip.”

Apple iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 10 or later.

Pricing & Availability

The 6th generation Apple iPod nano will be available next week for a suggested price of $149 (US) for the 8GB model and $179 (US) for the 16GB model and both models are available in silver, graphite, blue, green, orange and pink.

The iPod nano with multi-touch interface would be available in India for Rs. 10,700 for 8GB model.

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