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    next generation ipod nano
    I Just found this in one of my RSS feeds:

    next generation ipod nano to be taller/

    Looking at the artists rendition, I was inspired to do one of my own and address one major niggle of mine with the recent fat nano design; the click wheel.

    The click wheel on the recent nano I find to be a bit on the small side and fiddly to use. So here is my rendition of what the wider screened iPod could potentially be.

    The two side scrolling bars that I dub the 'click-bars' (ingenious, no?) have the forward, back, play and menu buttons on the tops and bottoms and there are enter buttons on both sides of the screen for added accessibility.

    The click-bars would function similarly to how you scroll with multitouch so you can slide your finger slowly up and down or give it a flick.

    It's a very crude rendition, but I think the click wheel is becoming more of a hindrance to the functionality and design of the nano. If they make it any smaller to accommodate a more desirable form factor it'll become nearly impossible to use by people like me with clumsy fingers.

    Anyhow, what do you guys think?
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    I was thinking the nano wouldnt change it would just go up to 16GB but seeing as they have change them every year since 1G they probably will

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    that thumbnail you posted looks pretty sweet
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    that looks pretty awesome
    if they sold that i would buy that :O looks sooo pretty
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    Oh wow yours looks so awesome lookwise...I love the lines!

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    that looks neat but honestly I don't think it would function well. I imagine having to hold it with two hands, like a game controller, so I can touch the buttons in all four corners. If I were holding it with one hand only (like most people do with an iPod) I probably would find it cumbersome to stretch my thumb across the length of the iPod and back again every time I wanted to change a track or pause/play. Pretend you're holding it in your hand and try to move your thumb to all four corners... gets kind of annoying after a few seconds right?

    The wide screen definitely looks cool though

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    OMG NO.

    The Nano is perfect for working out. I have a Touch and wish I'd chosen the Nano with my new Macbook. You cannot beat the convenience of the original design. The Touch idea is really cool and fine for a lot of situations, but in the car or on a run or when trying to sleep, it doesn't really work out as well. A simple volume change is a hassle sometimes.
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    ^ i agree with you, i wish the touch has the same volume controls just like the iphone, its a hassle to do a volume change in the car..err.

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    Oh well, back to the drawing board. I still think the click wheel is too small on the Nano and Apple should come up with something new for the next version.
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    The iPods are becoming more and more basic in my opinion, i'm one for style personally and the look is getting dated.
    Your Artist rendition is very good and I like to think that Apple will take note and start going in a new direction (like with the touch).
    On a side note my old B&W iPod 20g m1040 has just packed in after god knows how many years, aside from being annoyed I was quite impressed at its life span.

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    You value style over functionality? It's a portable music player; it's supposed to be made for convenience. I'd gladly trade my Touch for the current Nano at this point.
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    I think the links picture of what the new nano would look like was ****** but urs would be pretty sweet

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    It's a very nice mock-up design you have there, but I can guarantee Apple will not want to change the original design to it. The click wheel has been with iPod's from the very stop, and unless they're all going to go touch-style (which I hope not), then they'll keep that design.

    I will agree that on the latest iPod's the click wheel's are no where near as good as they used to be, on the Classic's there is a definite sensitivity issue and with the Nano it's way too thin IMO.


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    Theres no way that would happen because I dont think Apple would Abandon the click wheel that is pretty much a trademark for the iPod. But who knows maybe Apple will go a different way this time around

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