Apple iPod Nano fourth generation

The Good The fourth-generation iPod Nano is more attractive and colorful than its predecessor and includes Apple's new Genius playlist tool, a tilt sensor, and accessibility features for the visually impaired.

The Bad To use the new Nano, you must upgrade to Apple's iTunes 8 software with its laundry list of hardware requirements; the rounded screen invites glare; sound quality is only average.

The Bottom Line The fourth-generation iPod Nano is easy on the eyes and the wallet, and you can't beat its hardware and user interface design. Just be sure to give iTunes 8 a spin before committing.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.5 Overall

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Apple iPod Nano fourth generation

Editors' note, August 18, 2009
: Rumors strongly suggest that a new line of iPods will be unveiled early in September of this year. For those considering the purchase of an iPod, we recommend holding off until these new models become available. Check out CNET's iPod Central for all iPod news updates.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $149
  • Brand Apple
  • Type digital player
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Color silver
  • Capacity 8 GB
  • Diagonal Size 2 m
  • Run Time (Up To) 24 hour(s)
  • Weight 1.3 oz
  • Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, Audible, MP3, WAV
  • Installed Size 8 GB
  • Type LCD
  • Type 1 year warranty
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