Today I went to the Apple Store at Pioneer Place Mall in Portland, to see the new iPods. They had the new Nanos, Shuffles, and Classics on display (no iPod Touch, but that’s not going to be out for a few weeks).
The new Nano is really an amazing piece of gadgetry. It’s quite thin, and feels almost elemental in your hand, like it’s a solid piece of something. The screen is great, and the new UI is pretty cool, too.
Several people purchased Nanos while I was there, and almost everyone I heard passing by the Apple Store (I sat on a bench outside for a while, working on some things and availing myself of their wifi) said “hey, let’s go see the new iPods!”
The Nano is super thin, even compared to my 11.6mm thick iPhone:
I also checked out the 80GB iPod Classics they had on display. These seemed just like larger versions of the Nano, which is kind of weird (given that the Nano was originally a smaller version of the iPod – the Nano seems to be the dominant one of the family, now). Nothing really special about them, except for the matte metal finish (no fingerprints). I took a few photos:
And, lastly, they had the new Shuffles. There’s not much about them except the new colors, so, only one picture of them.
Strangely, they didn’t have any of the PRODUCT(RED) Shuffles or Nanos on display. Probably just not in stock yet. Expect that one to be a little more exclusive, and honestly, I think both the Nano and the Shuffle look great in red.
You can see the rest of the iPod photos I took today here on Flickr, and I also shot a 3 minute video of the new OS/interface on the Nano (which it shares with the Classic), including Cover Flow, playing a game, and watching video. I’ll post that soon.