Apple Makes New Nano Official

IIxNullxII - September 10, 2008 02:27AM in Music / Video Players

After numerous leaks and rumors of the newly redesigned iPod Nano, the much anticipated official release is now... official. The new Nano has moved away from the short, fat design and back to its roots of tall and slim. Check out some hands on pictures over on Engadget, as well as the wrap-up of Apple's 'Let's Rock' event. Starting at a very reasonable $149 for the 8GB model and going up to $199 for the 16GB model will get you 2,000 and 4,000 songs respectively. This new model will also sport a built-in accelerometer, giving it the ability to change display orientation by rotating the device onto its side. With the addition of the accelerometer, Apple has added the feature 'Shake to shuffle' which, as it's name suggests, lets you give the device a little shake to shuffle to a new song. So if you’re one of the 10 people on earth without an iPod (like me) it may be time to finally bite the bullet.