I hate interpolated cameras that most of these manufacturers and cell-phone companies put on their gadgets, but then claim otherwise when it comes time for documentation and labelling. Why put one in this puiny thing? Nokia's high end phones are the only ones with cameras worth talking about really...
That camera seems to be backwards.. Why it's on the back? Since we will be using a wristband or anything like that than that camera seems to be misplaced. Put it on the front, add wifi and than we can have facetime "Dick Tracy Style".. THAN we will have some great videos showing up on the web.
Remove camera and many other features. Call it a new generation. Add camera, another new generation. Great, just great.
I guess this also would mean a return to video playback capability. Knowing Apple, the sixth gen won't get an update to add that support despite probably having a capable processor. Look at the Classics, the old ones never got the new functionality despite having nearly identical hardware.
The Nano has gone far too long without a capacity doubling IMO, I'd be happy forgoing the camera if it came in 32GB.
I recently lost my iPod Nano, it was the 2nd Gen, the one that the 8Gigs only came in black for some reason.
Anyhow. This iPod was, apparently, as good as it gets. I don't want to carry around a whacking great hard drive and I already have a phone. So the classics and touch/iphone are out of the question. And now the Nano's are tiny touch screen affairs. You cant tell me this is easier to use than the wheel that came hand in hand with the iPod for so many years.
Why can't it just play music and be easy to use while walking out and about with one hand?
Why does it have to take pictures and play video? I already have a phone for this shit!
I have to agree with Vampyrbyte. I too have an old second gen iPod Nano with 8GB and I much prefer the size of that versus the new square Nano. The touch wheel works well in my pocket without having to look at it where as these new touch screen jobs need to be seen to work the controls. On a cold 20 degree day while walking, I like to control my Nano without taking my hand out of the pocket.
[citation][nom]RicardoK[/nom]That camera seems to be backwards.. Why it's on the back? Since we will be using a wristband or anything like that than that camera seems to be misplaced. Put it on the front, add wifi and than we can have facetime "Dick Tracy Style".. THAN we will have some great videos showing up on the web.[/citation]
My thoughts exactly. Even if a iPhone Nano wasn't the intention, if the iPod Nano has wifi or bluetooth, you "might" be able to make skype video calls with a front facing camera & if it has a wristband, you "could" use it like a watch like Sony Ericsson LiveView.
So you hate Apple more because of THIS? Even assuming it has a shred of truth (which Tom's articles on future products usually are fully lacking in, just like every other "pundit" trying to pretend they know what Apple is going to do next), why would inclusion of a basic camera be worthy of frothing?
Behavior like this is why I screen for haters when I interview people. Apple hater, Microsoft hater, Linux hater... it's all the same to me.