Every time Apple releases a new iPod Nano, people can expect new changes and a few extra features. The Apple iPod Nano Seventh Generation of 2012 also introduces a number of changes that will delight its loyal users. The version was released together with the iPod Touch 5. You can expect a number of portability adjustments that might get you more familiar with the iPod Touch.
One of the most distinct features of the Apple iPod Nano Seventh Generation is its appearance. Now, it looks like a tiny iPod Touch with a small Home button and the multi-touch display. The gadget measures 3.01 inches (H) x 1.56 inches (W) x 0.21 inch (W) and weighs 1.1 ounces only. It has a true volume of 0.95 cu. inch. It has a capacity of 16GB and a 2.5-inch widescreen display measured diagonally with a pixel resolution of 240 x 432 at 202 pixels per inch.
The Nano 7 has a frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000Hz and supports a variety of formats like AAC, Protected AAC, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV, HE-AAC, MP3 and AIFF. It can also support different video formats like H.264 video at a resolution of 720 x 576 pixels at 30 fps. It can also support MPEG-4 video with a resolution of 720 x 576 pixels at 30 fps up to 2.5 Mbps and AAC-LC audio at a maximum of 256 Kbps. Other supported formats include .m4v, .mp4 and .mov files.
There is an FM radio that also allows you to pause the broadcast and the replay with 15-minute buffer. There is an accelerometer too. The portable media player is powered by a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and has a music playback time of 30 hours when charged fully. Video playback time has a maximum of 3.5 hours when fully charged. You can also charge using the USB to a laptop, computer or power adapter. The fast-charge time is only 1.5 hours which will give about 80% capacity. The full charge time is 3 hours.
Uploading files on the Apple iPod Nano Seventh Generation will require a PC or Mac computer with a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, iTunes 10.7 or newer and Windows XP Home at least. Internet access is recommended. Getting the package will include the Apple EarPods, iPod Nano, Quick Start Guide and Lightning to USB Cable. There are also accessories such as the lightning to 30-pin adapter. The product is manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner, free of PVC, BFR, arsenic and mercury.
The Bottom Line
The Apple iPod Nano Seventh Generation is one of the most aesthetic versions that Apple has come up with. The new Lightning connector is a good upgrade from the traditional 30-pin dock connector. The EarPods are also improved. Users like the new look and interface that make it seem like a tiny iPod Touch. Audio and video quality is good and it comes with a number of basic apps to begin with. At $149, it is a good deal for those who like to change their old media players.