By Ed Oswald | Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:07 am
While it looked as if this Apple event was going to be for the birds with not much if any impressive news out of Cupertino, turns out we were wrong. As expected, the Nano got a refresh, adding a microphone, camera, and speaker to the device.
As far as I know, the video camera was expected, but this is the first I’m hearing of a microphone or speaker. The size of the player is not changing — although Apple is smartly mentioning that the Nano is a fifth the size of the popular Flip digital video cameras, which the Nano obviously now competes with.
Guess what else the Nano has now? An FM radio. Thought you’d never see that, right. And Apple knows its market for these things: all Nanos come now with built in pedometers, giving those athletes who make up a significant portion of its customer base another reason to upgrade.
An 8GB model would be available for $149, and a 16GB for $179.