The iPod Nano 4th generation could be the biggest step Apple has taken in between generations. Every generation should be an upgrade from the last one, but the upgrades of the 4G from the 3G are just amazing. The 4th generation iPod Nano may well be the smartest iPod during its time for its size and memory capacity. The upgrades it had from 1G, 2G, and 3G are present not only in the “body department,” but in the “features department” as well. Let’s start with the body.
The body of this iPod Nano is thinner than its last predecessor. Doing this, it has gone back to properly represent its name, “Nano.” Despite this, the screen size of the 3rd generation was retained, making the screen big enough for video playback.
They say it is the most environmentally friendly iPod produced, containing materials safe for the environment. Its glass is arsenic free and its body is BFR, Mercury and PVC free. With this claim comes the fact that it is, as they say, highly recyclable. Talk about an ideal body, huh?
The new features of the iPod Nano 4th Generation
What is a beautiful appearance without a beautiful soul, right? This iPod also features a lot of new features that are very new and fresh to iPod Nano users.
For one, it has sensors that allow the user to tilt the iPod and still be able to view the surface in an upright position. You can switch from landscape view to portrait view, depending on the iPod’s tilt. Speaking of tilting, when you are playing your music, tilting it to the side lets you see the cover flow, while holding it upright lets you view the album art.
This is the start of the shake-to-shuffle era. Some may think this is not so useful, but talk to those who are busy, say, running. If they want to change the song the iPod is playing, they do not have to stop running anymore and change songs via the click wheel. All they have to do is shake the iPod and a new song is played.
As said, this 4th gen iPod Nano may be the most genius of all the iPods during its time. Literally though, this iPod features the Genius. Genius is a program and this is how it works: let’s say you are playing a song and you want to find other songs that should go well with it. All you have to do is use the Genius feature and the iPod will automatically look for songs similar to the one you’re playing.
It is not one of the features that you would be able to use every day, but hey, you might find it useful some day! But there’s a catch, you need a microphone from Apple that is compatible with the iPod for you to be able to use this feature.
The past iPod Nanos were alright –they let you listen to music, view pictures and even watch videos. However, the iPod Nano 4th generation has added features that make it impossible for you not to get tempted to get your own piece. With its sleek body and added features, it has brought music-listening to a new level.