Remember the wide assortment of color options for the old i Pod nanos?Now the i Pods all come in the standard three colors for i Phone and i Pad plus the typically gender-oriented blue and pink.
Yes, Apple upgraded the line, beefing up the i Pod touch hardware and coating the i Pod nano and i Pod shuffle in new color options, but in 2015 odds are you can save money or at least spend it more wisely than on an i Pod.
That means you’ll have to go old-school and purchase songs individually or as albums from the i Tunes Store to listen on these devices (or rip your CDs).
You’d think Apple would enable its new music service across its entire line of music players, but that brings me to my next point…I know plenty of people are going to disagree with this, given that the i Pods were updated at all, but hear me out. The 8MP camera and A8 processor in the i Pod touch is more than welcome, but the device is still far from being on par with the i Phone.
There are a few key reasons why you shouldn’t buy one — and why Apple probably doesn’t care all that much if you don’t.
Did you want access to the recently launched Apple Music from your i Pod? Neither the i Pod nano nor i Pod shuffle supports streaming from Apple Music as part of your monthly subscription.
Apple didn’t care enough to update the i Pod nano’s software and bring it to the same level as the i Pod touch or i Phone with Apple’s reimagined design philosophy.I doubt that the i Pod nano’s software will ever get this update if it didn’t already get it today. i Pod used to be Apple’s most vibrant product line.Today’s i Pod refresh came as an odd surprise to some and maybe even a long-awaited update to others.Now that the i Pod line is finally up-to-date after being dormant for a few years, you might even be considering buying one.Apple didn’t add a 4.7-inch display to the i Pod touch like the i Phone 6 has, and an even worse sign is what didn’t come to the i Pod nano: an i OS 7-inspired redesign.The i Pod nano is still running software that mimics i OS 6 and earlier, with shiny buttons and thicker fonts.