Re-Discovering the Ipod Nano 6th Generation & Learning to Live with It
Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod Nano 6th Generation edition twelzve years ago, and it remains one of Apple’s oddest products. It couldn’t afford an iPod Nano at the time but in 2019. I was able to get a sixth-generation iPod Nano (16GB) on OLX for about Rs 3000. I finally had the chance to charge my iPod and add my favorite tunes last week. I’ve been hooked on this ancient iPod ever since.
The iPod Shuffle for Adults
I didn’t feel like I was using an iPod when I first started using the iPod Nano 6th generation. I used to associate iPods with either a click wheel or a multi-touch interface, as seen on the iPod Touch. The sixth-generation iPod Nano does not like any of the iPods I own. It measures 40.9 x 8.8 x 37.5mm and weighs just 21 grams. Which is less than half the size of the iPod Nano 5th generation. A tiny 1.5-inch touchscreen took the place of the click-wheel.
It’s similar to the iPod Shuffle. You won’t know the iPod is in my pocket if I clip it to my shirt or keep it in my pocket. When I leave the house and go for a stroll, I’ve always desired a device that’s tiny, elegant, and convenient.
An iPod unlike any other
I adore the iPod Classic’s click-wheel interface and regret Apple’s decision to discontinue production. Apple made the switch to a touchscreen with the sixth-generation iPod Nano, and I liked it. I was quite comfortable with the Nano’s interface in 2022 after coming from the iPhone and iPad. Despite the fact that the screen is small and the display lacks multi-touch gestures (the device only has one two-finger gesture), navigating the UI is simple and intuitive, as it is with all Apple devices.
When you turn on the gadget, you’ll find that the screen can hold four rounded-corner icons and that there are four screens to swipe across. Because there is no home button, you can return to the home screen by swiping right or tapping and holding the screen in the center. Yes, I believe that discovering music without the click-wheel involves more touches and pushes, but the interface never feels cumbersome to use.
Use it all as a watch
I’m not sure if you recall, but when the iPod Nano 6th generation was released. Accessory companies began selling watch bands that converted the tiny music player into a timepiece. In fact, back in 2011, a whole new market for iPod Nano watchbands blossomed. On paper, the iPod Nano watch appealed to me, and I considered purchasing a compatible wristband online. The nano effortlessly slides into the band, allowing full access to all controls and the headphone jack.
The iPod Nano watch can get by without a phone. Due to the lack of a Bluetooth connection, the absence of the Apple Music app, and the incessant buzzing of WhatsApp messages at 5 a.m., I began to appreciate the iPod Nano watch even more.
In 2022, why would you use an iPod Nano 6th generation?
The reinvented Nokia 6310 was recently reviewed by me. When I go for a morning stroll, I bring a Nokia 6310 and an iPod Nano, leaving my iPhone 13 mini at home. I want to simplify my life by avoiding social media and reducing the amount of noise generated by smartphone alerts.
The sixth-generation iPod is similar to my morning companion. A small, portable device that not only plays music (with excellent sound quality). But also gives me the time and tracks my steps. For my daily morning stroll, I would have brought my iPod Touch, but I chose the iPod Nano 6th generation since I wanted an iPod that would be nearly invisible in my pocket. The size and built-in clip, as well as the lack of Wi-Fi, app support, or video playback options on the iPod Nano 6th generation, were just what I was looking for.
I’m not advising you to abandon your iPhone or Apple Watch. The iPod Nano 6th generation was designed to be used solely. For listening to music and enjoying the moment.