Apple iPod nano goes Multi-Touch

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Apple’s new iPod nano - which features a slick Multi-Touch interface - is looking very cool and tempting indeed.

As Steve Jobs noted during a keynote address in San Francisco, the redesigned device represents the "biggest" reinvention of the popular nano since its triumphant debut in 2005.

"We think users are going to love it," Apple CEO Steve Jobs told a cheering crowd of loyal fans, adoring acolytes, excited journalists and bored analysts in SF’s Yerba Buena Center.

Apple iPod nano goes Multi-Touch"Replacing the click wheel with our Multi-Touch interface has enabled us to shrink the iPod nano into an amazingly small design that is instantly wearable with its built-in clip.”

According to Jobs, the new aluminum and glass nano allows users to easily navigate their music collection by simply tapping or swiping a finger on the display.


Users can also customize their Home UI by simply dragging in icons from other screens.

In addition, the Multi-Touch nano features a built-in FM radio with live pause, up to 24 hours of music playback on a single battery charge, full support for Genius Mixes and Shake to Shuffle.

The new iPod nano will be sold starting next week at a $149 price point for the 8GB model and $179 for the 16GB model. 


Oh, yes, and both models are available in silver, graphite, blue, green, orange and pink.