Apple today upgraded its entire iPod lineup, but the most drastic hardware change belonged to the newly revamped iPod Nano which has now abandoned the iconic clickwheel in favor of a multitouch screen. As anticipated, the new Nano now has more of a squarish form factor and is small enough to warrant a clip for easy attachment to clothing. “It’s instantly wearable,” Steve Jobs remarked.
The device itself comes with a 1.5-inch screen sporting a 240×240 resolution. Notably, it also comes with a 30-pin connector which ensures that the device will work just swimmingly with an assortment of iPod peripherals you might already have at home.
The device will come in 6 colors and in two capacities – $149 for the 8GB model and $179 for the 16GB model. Battery life on the device is listed at 24 hours of music playback on a single charge.
In a press release announcing the new product, Jobs noted: “This is the biggest reinvention of the iPod nano since its debut in 2005, and we think users are going to love it.”
Some of the other features on the device, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone, include shake to shuffle and a built in FM-tuner.