iPod nano: The Nokia Lumia Look-a-Like

Perhaps it is the iPod nano that has undergone most the number of dramatic changes throughout its existence. It's like a butterfly that has undergone metamorphosis, emerging as an adult, only to find out that it has to go back inside the cocoon and undo the process. Yes, we are now on the 7th-generation of the iPod nano. It definitely doesn't look like any of its previous incarnations. So kudos to Apple for taking such risks...but wait, it looks like something I've seen before...wait for it...wait...I knew it. It's the Nokia Lumia...800 or 900? Possibly Nokia N9? Well, Apple says it is the all-new iPod nano so let's get down to business.

ipod nano

The seventh-generation iPod nano is back to its rectangular shape. This time with a multi-touch capacitive touchscreen and a home button. It can no longer be used as a wristwatch (like its immediate predecessor) nor it can be used to shoot sneaky videos (like the fifth-generation iPod nano). It now has a built-in pedometer for fitness buffs (in addition to the Nike+ app). Let's not forget the FM Radio tuner, music and video player, support for podcasts, new accessibility features, Bluetooth (for wireless headset support) and whatnot!

ipod nano
Image by CNET
It also comes with the new Apple EarPods, which will instantly make your iPod nano a looker or maybe you yourself can get more attention? It also has the new Lightning port and connector to facilitate charging and syncing content. Let's go back to its looks, which makes the iPod nano's design revolutionary and controversial.

ipod nano

It does look like the Nokia Lumia 800/900. While the Lumia and the iPod nano are both made with premium materials, the white glossy finish in front on the latter makes it look outright cheap. Do you agree? Sorry for the term, but it looks like that there was a serious case of "physical retardation" that took place while it was being manufactured.

ipod nano

Anyway, with these new features of the iPod nano, do you think that Apple wants the new nano to move in the direction of iOS? I don't want to speculate but if it happens, then the iPod touch will be in deep trouble. The iPod nano could become an iPod touch mini or lite of some sort. For pricing, please refer to the chart below:

ipod nano
Image by Engadget

Indeed, the iPod nano is the Nokia Lumia Look-a-Like but once you go past its looks, it's an entirely different creature. While it doesn't have innovative smartphone features like the iPod touch, it still does well what it does best - that is playing music. To be honest, I  really prefer the smaller iPod nano that preceded it. For some reason, it is more pocketable. It comes in handy and can be used as a wristwatch. How about you? What are your thoughts?

Check out my review on the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch, the iPod shuffle, the iPad mini, iOS 6, and other Apple products.

Images above taken from Apple's website unless stated otherwise.

Til then...

xoxo Nash


Anonymous said...

Ito pala ung ineendorse ni kristeta gosh looks so...and as if di sya nakaiphone ahaha ipokrita - ruffa guchenez

Di ba Nokia Lumia ineendorse nya? Hindi ko alam eh.

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