The iPod Nano (stylized and marketed as iPod nano) is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first generation model was introduced on September 7, 2005, replacing the iPod Mini, using flash memory for storage. The iPod Nano has gone through several different models, or generations, since its introduction. Apple has discontinued the iPod Nano on July 27, 2017.
Development work on the design of the iPod Nano began only nine months before its launch date. The Nano was launched in two colors (black and white) with two sizes available: 2GB (about 500 songs) and 4GB (1000 songs). On February 7, 2006, Apple updated the lineup with the 1GB model (240 songs). Apple has also released some accessories, including armbands and silicone “tubes” designed to bring color to the Nano and protect it from scratches, as well as a cord accessory that surrounds the neck and avoids the problem of cords. tangled earphones. Current models with a Bluetooth headset have a similar advantage.
On September 7, 2005, Apple introduced the iPod Nano at a media event with Steve Jobs pointing to the small watch pocket of his jeans and asking, “Have you ever wondered what’s the point of this pocket?” The ad emphasized the small size of the iPod Nano: 40mm wide, 90mm long, thick and weighing 42g. The indicated battery life was 14 hours, while the screen was 176 × 132 pixels, 38 mm diagonal, displaying 65,536 colors (16-bit color). Capacities of 1, 2 and 4 GB were available. On November 11, 2011, Apple announced a recall on this model of iPod nano. The recall was issued due to a problem of overheating the battery. This reminder applies to iPod nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006.
On September 25, 2006, Apple updated the Nano line. The second-generation Nano features a scratch-resistant anodized aluminum housing, like the previous model of the Mini; the multiple color choices also reflected those of the Mini. However, unlike the second-generation Mini, the button labels were gray instead of matching the Nano’s case (except the black Nano, which had a black click wheel). The second-generation Nano offered a 40% brighter and “brighter” display, a battery upgrade (14 to 24 hours) and doubled storage sizes for the 2, 4 and 8GB models. Generation also introduced uninterrupted playback of audio files, with a new search option. The 2GB model was only available in silver. The 4GB was initially available in green, blue, silver or pink, and the 8GB model was initially available only in black – red was then added for the 4 and 8GB models. Apple claimed that the packaging of the second iPod Nano’s generation was “32% lighter with 52% less volume than the first generation”, thus reducing environmental impact and shipping costs. On October 13, 2006, Apple announced a special edition iPod Nano; Red product, with a red exterior and 4GB of storage. For every red iPod Nano sold in the US, Apple donates US $ 10 to the Product Red initiative, while retaining the regular price. On November 3, 2006, Apple introduced a red 8GB model, due to “outstanding customer demand,” retaining the same price as the equivalent black model.