Apple has unveiled the new iPod Nano, along with a couple of other update releases, and the biggest news is really that it’s a bit thinner and comes in lots of colours. To be fair, though, it does include the Genius function that creates playlists and recommends music based on your personal preferences.
Of the more dubious features is the “shake and shuffle” mode. It’s clearly not designed for when you’re jogging or partaking in other activities that might require the sudden jerking of your wrist. Doing so will cause the Nano to shift forward or backwards a track.
It is also said to be the most recyclable iPod Nano yet. Presumably this doesn’t mean it’s the one that you’re most likely to throw away but that it’s created from materials such as arsenic free screens and a body free of both mercury and PVC (that sounds like the kind of Friday night that no politician would ever be involved in)
Other announcements included a thinner iPod Touch with a few extra features built in and new free software for the Apple iPhone. All in all it was a bit of a lacklustre affair with few real innovative products being thrown at us but it’s what we were all expecting.