Have you seen the latest pictures that have surfaced about an updated Apple product? Recently, pictures of an iPod nano have hit the web and it has caused many to speculate that we are looking at fourth generation iPod nano. Digg’s Kevin Rose recently commented on updated iPod. What should we see in the upcoming refresh with the iPod line? If Kevin Rose, claims are accurate we should be seeing a curved screen with the iPod nano refresh, and it will sport a horizontal screen.
Judging by the picture it looks like Apple is moving away from the squat design that we saw in the third generation iPod nano and are moving back to a slimmer iPod. We’ll also be seeing a curved screen with the iPod nano refresh, and it will sport a horizontal screen. The screen looks a lot like Microsoft’s Zune. I’m hoping the curved screen isn’t accurate. My first mp3 player had a curved screen, and I had a lot of glare with that device.
Although I like the features that we saw in the third generation ipods, such as the touch screen an the larger viewing area I wasn’t impressed with the squatter design. I purchased an iPod touch which I mainly use for my business but I did not shell out money for the iPod nano. I decided to hold onto my second generation. My iPod nano is used exclusively for workouts and I found the click wheel a lot easier to control than a touch screen.
According to Kevin Rose the iPod nano isn’t the only device getting upgrade. The iPod touch will also receive a boost although its changes are small in comparison with the iPod nano. iPod touch will also be upgraded to software 2.1. If the claims are correct current iPod touch users won’t need to pay for that upgrade. We should also see a price cut in the iPod devices. If the claims are accurate, it looks like the analysts were on the money when they stated that Apple would be slashing the prices of the iPod line. According, to Rose Apple is trying to stray away from the iPhone price, and we should expect to see a drop in the iPod lineup.
iPods aren’t the only upgrades going on at Apple rumors also state that we will be seeing a major update with iTunes. In fact, the changes are so massive that some are stating that it should be called iTunes 8.0. iTunes 8.0? I’m definitely curious at to what these upgrades will entail. I’m a daily iTunes user and am wondering how Apple will improve on this service. I use iTunes daily. Currently it’s the only service I use to purchase music, download podcasts, and purchase and rent movies. I also am able to brush up on lectures thanks to the free feature provided by iTunes U.