The seventh-generation iPod Nano makes a clean break from the its square-shaped predecessor. It sports a rectangular design (3 inches tall by 1.5 inches wide) and a 2.5-inch multitouch display that shows a grid of six menu icons. The display's 240-by-432-pixel resolution is fine, but viewing angles aren't ideal. Below it is a circular home button.
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Music, of course, is the Nano's primary function. Here you can see the player interface.
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The Nano also supports video -- a feature its predecessor lacked -- though a display of this size may discourage watching long films.
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And as you'd expect, you can store photos on the Nano.
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There's also an FM tuner, though you'll need the headphones to act as an antenna.
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The Nano comes with Apple's new EarPods that the company introduced on the iPhone 5. And like on the iPhone 5, the headset jack is on the bottom of the device. Unfortunately, the included headphones do not have a remote control.
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In fact, with its slender rectangular shape, the new Nano vaguely resembles its smartphone sibling.
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The Nano's ancestors line up to say hello.
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Since the new Nano uses Apple's new Lightning connector, you won't be able to use any 30-pin cables you might have around the house.
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The slim Nano measures just 0.21 inch (5.4mm) thick. The volume on the right side includes a center button that works as a play/pause and also functions for VoiceOver navigation, similar to the iPod Shuffle.
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The rear side shows just the Apple logo on a single sheet of colored aluminum. We looked at the green version, but seven other colors are available.
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The Nano is dwarfed by these heavy-duty earphones.
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The Nike+ apps lets fitness fanatics track their workouts on the Nano while listening to music.
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The Nano also has an interpreted clock feature to help you keep time in your own city and in spots around the world.
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You can access the Nano's features in the Settings menu. Bluetooth 4.0 is onboard, but no Wi-Fi means that you can't go online or download content wirelessly.
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The iPod Nano comes with 16GB of integrated storage for music, videos, podcasts, and audiobooks. The promised battery life is 30 hours of audio-only playback and up to 3.5 hours of video playback.