Japanese blog Macotakara stories that Apple will be redesigning the iPod nano later this 12 months with a new sort issue that much more closely resembles an iPod touch. In accordance to the report, the iPod nano will apparently activity a rectangular display screen and a property button comparable to that located on iOS devices.
Provided that the screen dimensions on this redesigned iPod nano would seem to be significantly smaller than the iPhone/iPod touch, it looks improbable that the iPod nano would run iOS apps. As a substitute, Apple is most likely to use a personalized running program and apps skinned to resemble iOS as found on the existing incarnation of the iPod nano.
The report also indicates that Apple will be bringing a “devoted new iTunes service” to the gadget, but there is no phrase on what that assistance would entail.
Apple’s iPod lines have usually trended to scaled-down sort factors with every single redesign, but this rumored redesign would show up to mark a substantial increase in size from the existing sort aspect, which was launched in September 2010. Numerous leaked photographs have proposed that Apple prepared to add a digital camera to the smaller sized type element, but it seems that the company may possibly have in the end scrapped people strategies.
It would not be unprecedented, however, for Apple to make a decision that more compact is not automatically better, specially if the iPod nano can see elevated performance with the new style. Apple famously removed nearly all buttons from the iPod shuffle in March 2009 as it moved controls to the headphone cord, but a September 2010 redesign saw the return of the simply click wheel and other on-gadget buttons.