Apple 16GB iPod nano (Graphite) (6th Generation)

Apple 16GB iPod nano (Graphite) (6th Generation)
Key Features
  • 1.5" Multi-Touch LCD Display
  • FM Radio Tuner with Pause Function
  • Genius Playlists & Mixes
  • Nike + iPod Sport Kit Compatibility
The iPod nano from Apple is a digital media player with an extremely compact design and intuitive multi-touch screen. In addition to digital audio playback, the nano lets you look at photos, allows you to listen to FM radio, and offers compatibility with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
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Apple iPod nano 6th Generation Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Music, Feel the Beat
  • 3Genius, the Music Mixmaster
  • 4FM Radio, Touch That Dial
  • 5Fitness, Meet Your New Personal Trainer
  • 6iTunes, for Your iPod-Playing Pleasure
  • 7Accessibility
  • 8Remixed for Fingertips
  • 9Multi-Touch Basics

The iPod nano from Apple is a digital media player with an extremely compact design and intuitive multi-touch screen. In addition to digital audio playback, the nano lets you look at photos, allows you to listen to FM radio, and offers compatibility with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.

The most stunning feature of the nano is its size. Apple has dropped the venerable clickwheel from the design, allowing the player to be 46% smaller and 42% lighter than the previous generation design. Despite its small size, the player is able to provide up to 24 hours of nonstop music playback on a single charge. Player control is handled instead by a 1.5" color display with full support for multi-touch gestures.

You'll be able to swipe, drag, tap, and rotate your fingers across the display to control the player's functionality. If you're worried about dropping or misplacing the tiny player while out and about, have no fear -- an integrated clip allows you to wear the nano on your person. And, thanks to the screen rotation function, you can clip it in any orientation -- you'll always be able to adjust the screen to suit your needs.

The nano works with Apple's iTunes application -- available for Mac and Windows computer systems -- to manage your music and load it onto the device. iTunes allows you to convert the CDs you already own to digital audio files, and you'll also be able to purchase new music from the iTunes store. Once the music is loaded onto the nano, you'll be able to access it any which way you'd like -- via album, artist, song title, or playlists. In addition to the playlists you create in the iTunes software, the nano supports the Apple Genius feature -- simply activate Genius when you are listening to a song and the nano will create an on-the-fly playlist of 25 songs that complement it. It's perfect for those times when you'd like to create a mix of a certain kind of music, but don't want to take the time to craft a playlist yourself. And, if you have no idea what you want to listen to at all, just shake the player -- it will start shuffling your music.

Believe it or not, despite advances in digital music, satellite, and other space-age technologies, there are still a lot of radio stations out there broadcasting using good ol' fashioned FM technology. The iPod nano is able to tune in to your favorite FM station with ease. You'll even be able to pause an FM broadcast for up to 15 minutes.

The nano works with Nike's iPod Sports Kit, which is available separately. This system allows the player to communicate with select Nike running shoes, helping you to keep track of your workout and giving you real-time voice feedback on your exercises. Even if you don't have special shoes -- or shoes at all, for that matter -- you can use the nano as a pedometer to keep track of your steps.

The nano even features a number of functions that are intended to help users with disabilities enjoy the device. The VoiceOver function, which requires the optional Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic to function, lets you control your music without looking at the screen -- it speaks the name of the song or artist via the earphones -- in any of 29 languages. Visually impaired users will also appreciate the ability to set the display to high contrast mode -- all text is displayed as white on a black background. Users who only have hearing in one ear will appreciate the ability to set the player to mono mode -- which routes all audio into both earbuds, eliminating the possibility of missing parts of a song due to stereo separation.

Music, Feel the Beat
Your Greatest Hits, and Taps, and Swipes
The best things in life have a soundtrack, and that's where iPod nano shines. The Multi-Touch display lets you experience your music in a new way. Tap to play anything you want to hear. Swipe the Home screen to browse your music by songs, albums, artists, playlists, genres, or composers. You can even rearrange the icons on your Home screen so your music is organized just how you like
Clip on Some Tunes
With the new built-in clip, you can walk, run, ride, or dance with your favorite songs on your sleeve (or pocket, jacket, or bag). The album art of the song you're listening to fits perfectly on the display
Play All Day, and All Night
The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 24 hours of nonstop music. So when you clip on the 16GB iPod nano, you'll have plenty of tunes to make it through your commute, your workout, and beyond
Shake It Up
Now for something completely random. Give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. Shake to Shuffle is perfect for when you're not in any particular music mood. You never know what you're going to hear, and you'll always be pleasantly surprised
Genius, the Music Mixmaster
Your Own Personal DJ
Say you're listening to a song you love and you want to stay in the groove. Just tap Genius. It finds other songs on your iPod nano that go great together and makes a Genius playlist for you. For more song combinations you wouldn't have thought of yourself, create Genius Mixes in iTunes and sync the ones you like to your iPod nano. Then tap the Genius Mixes icon and rediscover songs you haven't heard in a while -- or find music you forgot you even had
FM Radio, Touch That Dial
Radio nano
Ride the airwaves on iPod nano. The FM tuner shows the artist, song, or program you're listening to. Just tap to see the radio controls, flick the radio dial to change stations, and tap to set your favorites
Live Pause
If you need to take a break from listening, don't miss a minute of radio time with Live Pause. Tap to pause a song or show, then tap again to continue where you left off. You can rewind as far back as 15 minutes or fast-forward to catch up to the live broadcast
Fitness, Meet Your New Personal Trainer
Clip and Go, and Go, and Go
The iPod nano design actually helps keep you fit. It's portable and wearable, which makes it runnable, walkable, and workout-able. Clip it on and control your music with just a tap or swipe of a finger, so you can stay focused without fumbling around. For your run, walk, or trip to the gym, a little iPod nano goes a long way
Stay Fit with Every Step
iPod nano doubles as a pedometer, which makes it the ideal exercise partner. It keeps track of your steps and helps you meet your fitness goals. Just clip it on and walk on. You can create a daily step goal and check your progress when you upload all your data to the Nike+ website
Rock Your Workout
With the Nike + iPod Sport Kit (sold separately), iPod nano keeps you motivated from warm-up to cooldown on your run or in the gym. Lace up a pair of Nike+ running shoes and clip on your iPod nano. You'll watch the miles unfold and hear real-time voice feedback along with your favorite songs. In the gym, connect iPod nano to a Nike + iPod compatible cardio machine. It records your pace, time, and distance as you work out and rock out
iTunes, for Your iPod-Playing Pleasure
Everything You Need to Be Entertained
iTunes is the best way to fill your iPod nano with the latest music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more. It's also the best way to browse and organize the ever-expanding digital media collection on your Mac or PC. Everything you buy on the iTunes Store -- and any music from CDs you import -- appears in your iTunes library. You can make your own playlists, create Genius playlists, choose Genius Mixes, and sync it all to your iPod nano. And you can download iTunes free from Apple
The World's #1 Music Store
Load your iPod nano with your favorite tunes. Or browse over 13 million songs and discover even more. You can search by artist name, song, or album title and handpick exactly the songs you want. Want some help finding new music? The Genius sidebar recommends new music based on the songs you already love. When you find something that sparks your interest, listen to the free 30-second preview. Click once to buy the song and it starts downloading instantly. It's the fastest, easiest way to build a digital music collection for your iPod nano
iPod nano features VoiceOver, the world's first gesture-based screen reader. Touch the screen to hear a description of the item under your finger, then double-tap, drag, or flick to control iPod nano. Use the optional Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic to control your music without looking at the screen. VoiceOver tells you the name of the song or artist -- and it speaks 29 languages
White on Black
If you prefer higher contrast, iPod nano lets you change the display to white on black. Use the White on Black feature in any application, as well as on the Home screen
Mono Audio
If your hearing is limited in one ear, turn on Mono Audio to route audio into both earbuds so you can hear both channels in either ear
Remixed for Fingertips
Music Has a Whole New Feel
iPod nano has been completely redesigned with Multi-Touch -- the same technology that makes iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch so amazing. Now it's half the size and even easier to play. And everything you want to hear is just a tap or swipe away
Turn Up the Color
In sleek anodized aluminum and seven bright colors, iPod nano makes a huge statement: You are, most definitely, ready to rock
Pixels That Pop
Show off your album art, photos, and the color-coordinated wallpaper on the 1.5" color display with 240 x 240 pixel resolution. It's tiny, yet stunning
Clip On and Cut Loose
The new built-in clip makes it easy to move to the music. Just clip iPod nano to your sleeve, jacket, or bag. And wherever you go, your favorite tunes are right where you need them
Plug Into the Grove
With the built-in 30-pin connector, you can easily plug iPod nano into your car stereo system, your speakers at home, and many other products made for iPod
It Fits Your Fingers
iPod nano is 46% smaller, 42% lighter, and 100% made for music with Multi-Touch. It's the perfect size for a tap or a swipe, so fingertips feel right at home
Multi-Touch Basics
Home Screen
Swipe left to see additional icons. To return Home from other screens, swipe right, or touch and hold anywhere
Tap to select items. Swipe up or down to browse lists. Rotate the screen using two fingers. Double-tap to zoom photos
Custom Home Screens
Touch and hold an icon until it jiggles, then drag it to a new location. Press Sleep/Wake when finished
Song Controls
Tap an album cover to show song controls. Swipe left to see Repeat, Genius, and Shuffle controls. Shake iPod nano to shuffle songs
Tap Genius Mixes to hear songs that go great together. Or, create a Genius playlist by playing a song you like, and tapping the "Genius" song control
FM Radio
Tap to show radio controls. Flick the radio dial to change stations, or tap "Star" to set favorites. Swipe left to show Live Pause controls

Apple iPod nano 6th Generation Specs

Key Specs
Formats Supported
Audio: AAC (8-320kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8-320kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
1.5" LCD (240 x 240 Resolution)
FM Tuner
Video Recording
Video Playback
Formats Supported
Audio: AAC (8-320kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8-320kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Dock Connector
1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
System Requirements
Operating System
Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Vista (SP1), Vista (SP2), 7

USB 2.0 Port

iTunes 10
Dimensions (W x H x D)
1.6 x 1.5 x 0.3" / 4.1 x 3.8 x 0.8 cm
0.74 oz / 20.98 g
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.5 x 2.5 x 2"

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