When Apple premiered its 7th generation of the iPod nano, it become apparent that these products have seen more facelifts than an aging Hollywood starlet. Every time a new generation is introduced, the product is completely reinvented, which is what gives Apple the ability to stay on top of the tech market! Innovation is always at their fingertips, which is something we admire.
Today we’ll be giving you a blast from the past as we revisit all seven iPod nano generations (courtesy of MacLife)! It’s a little trip down memory lane that lands on kubxlab’s first product release in the iPod accessories space: the iPod nano watch!
Steve Jobs stunned Apple enthusiasts when he killed the wildly popular iPod mini after only spending three years on the market, so he could introduce the sleek and slim first generation nano.
The second generation barely changed in shape and size although it’s texture was drastically different! Made exclusively of a scratch-resistant, anodized aluminum case, this nano was offered in five exciting colors.
Apple enthusiasts nicknamed the third generation Nano “stubby” because of it’s curved bottom and non-proportionate aesthetic. The folks at Apple were kind enough to offer this awkward nano in colors that included muted mint green, staple silver, turquoise, black, and red.
After “stubby” was panned by critics and fans alike, Apple reverted back to the nano’s original size and shape, making the fourth generation fit to your palm, designed with various different metallic colored cases.
The fifth generation sported a longer screen and a camera that users could take videos with! Available in nine different colors, this wide screened Nano became one of the most popular additions to the Apple line.
Then came along the sixth generation, the most drastic redesign in the history of the popular Apple product. Removing every identifying feature from the nano, the sixth generation was a simple 1.5 inch music player with a clip. The design opportunity here was obvious, and with the intro of the sixth generation nano was the intro of kubxlab’s iPod nano watch bands! Using the nano with cleverly designed watch bands tuned the Apple product into one of the most innovative timepieces ever!
In its next redesign, Apple left iPod nano watches to the exclusive enjoyment of sixth generation users. Apple used the seventh generation to bring the nano full circle reintroducing the familiar look and feel of the mini player, while adding curved icons and a full-body-display. As Apple put it, it’s the iPod nano, “Completely renanoed.”
Tell us, which iPod nano generation is your favorite? We, of course, favor the sixth generation. Reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter to share your favorite generation and what makes it so special!
Happy nanoing, kubxlab fans!