iPod nano 4G: a Zune-alike?

iLounge writes: "It may be hard to believe, but from what we've now heard from multiple sources, it's true: the fourth-generation iPod nano will look like… a Microsoft Zune. Well, sort of.

Contradicting speculation that Apple was planning to transform the new nano into a miniature iPod touch, complete with a smaller touchscreen, we've been told that this year's nano upgrade will go in a different direction. Described by one source as looking like "a Zune Flash… or whatever it's called," the new nano has a vertically (tall) oriented display with a Click Wheel underneath, preserving the button-based control scheme that users have found easiest to use without looking down at the screen. The new nano's screen will gain the same 1.5:1 widescreen aspect ratio as the iPhone and iPod touch, versus the 1.33:1 ratio of the prior iPod nano and iPod classic, and you'll rotate the device to watch videos on it."

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forcefullpower3705d ago

Let me get this right. They recon the new iPod will look like the ZUNE. LOLOLOLOLOL

What a total load of crap

Tempist3705d ago

I think the bigger story is that they're already ready to release a 4th gen Nano given that the current 3rd gen ones are less than a year old.

But then again this is apple, and somehow has the power to compel people to go out and drop $200 or $400 every time they release a product only marginally better than the model before it, but still a product roughly 2 years behind others in the same price range.

Xi3705d ago

I guess some things never change.

Fototherapist3705d ago

you've got things turned around.

meepmoopmeep3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

uhhh... no. the zune right now looks like an ipod but uglier.

judging from the description it just sounds like a nano with a longer screen.

Kholinar3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

Hmm... so Apple revises their nano to a form factor that the rest of their line has and the rest of the industry and now it's copying the zune?

I doubt any of this is accurate.

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