Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors
Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:20 AM
"As with all recent nano models, the latest version offers a voice-recording feature."
Could you make a clarification? Is there a built in microphone or not? Is there an optional external microphone and how/to what port does it connect?
Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:04 AM
There is no microphone built into the nano. However, when you plug in an iPhone-compatible headset (one containing a microphone) a Voice Memos icon appears on screen. Using that headset you can record memos. Unplug the headset and this icon disappears.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:56 AM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:01 AM
So, I'm to take this to mean that you're unhappy that Apple didn't design a product for your specific desires? I suppose that leaves a load of room for you to design your own product. Looking forward to seeing it!
Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:09 AM
I didn't say it was innovative—only that it was necessary and welcome. Do you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Would you rather it didn't have a Home button, and everything you currently do with the Home button you had to do by repeatedly swiping the screen to the right, over and over? (Keep in mind that besides this being a hassle, any apps that use the right-swipe gesture would have to either drop such features or come up with a different way to do them.) The previous generation's interface suffered greatly from the lack of a Home button.
As I mentioned in the review, I think there might be a market for the product you described. But that product isn't the iPod nano—it's something completely different.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:32 PM
Secondly I own all devices u mentioned. I also did not say remove home button. Just include it differently... Maybe on the side.
Yes I'm disappointed! No I didn't express that best!
I'll conclude with I feel there is a larger demand / Market for an iwatch than iPod nano!
Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:30 PM
I think it's a small market, but I agree it's a market, as the demand for iPod-nano watch bands attests. But I do think it's a separate product from the nano, which is really a music player at heart. What the Dick Tracy fans want is sort of an extension of the iPhone on their wrist.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:03 PM
Could you make a clarification? Is there a built in microphone or not? Is there an optional external microphone and how/to what port does it connect? There is no microphone built into the nano. However, when you plug in an iPhone-compatible headset (one containing a microphone) a Voice Memos icon appears on screen. Using that headset you can record memos. Unplug the headset and this icon disappears.
Thank you for the added info. Is this set-up valid with a bluetooth mic'ed headset too?
My two cents on possible features. I'm thinking of the Nano, but these would be good any of the pod/pad line;
-It has an FM receiver, it can record audio, why not a program to record over the air content? (software only change).
-It plays video, and is portable, why not a TV tuner? Would also want recording feature. (hardware change).
-If it plays video, it needs video out, and (as the author may be inferring) with wifi for use with Apple TV.
It's rather sad that in this and the last iteration, there is a teasing mock version of iOS on this device. Perhaps that's the point. That it's a "stepping stone/gateway" marketing function, creating desire in the owner for the next tier up. That seems to explain much of how the line of iPods is structured.