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Unboxing Apple's black 8GB second-gen iPod nano

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Due to popular demand, AppleInsider is publishing a series of unpacking photos taken of Apple's top-of-the-line 8GB black iPod nano.

While arguably the sleekest looking of the second-generation iPod nano family due to its black-on-black motif, the 8GB model is otherwise identical in form and function to its lower-capacity cousins.

However, its anodized aluminum enclosure sports more of a matte finish than the candy-colored 4GB models, which tend to radiate a slight metallic sparkle under bright lights.

Also with the 8GB model, Apple uses black injection-molded plastic for the top and base of the player. The Click-Wheel is also black. On all other models, these portions of the player use white plastics.

The second-generation iPod nano continues to ship in somewhat limited quantities. Most Apple retail stores have so far kept their allotment of the new players behind the sales counter.

Retail stores are also refusing to offer educational and other discounts on the players. Similarly, the new nanos do not qualify for any existing Apple rebates.

On Wednesday, AppleInsider also posted high-quality photos of the green 4GB iPod nano.



































































post #2 of 37
Well, to be honest I was thinking "man I wish I could get the black one in 4GB", but now I'm convinced the blue or silver is a better choice. Maybe it looks better in person.
post #3 of 37
I know the black nano costs just as much as the 30gb ipod that plays videos and games... but come on.... how f'n SEXY IS THAT 8)
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post #4 of 37
If only because it doesn't have the white plastic bits top and bottom that have always seemed a bit off on my mini… they were very thorough making sure all the external bits matched the black, which is a nice touch.
post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by Skylor

I know the black nano costs just as much as the 30gb ipod that plays videos and games... but come on.... how f'n SEXY IS THAT 8)

oh it is so very much so.


looks like that crazy black monolith from 2001.


its time for a new ipod.... just maybe.
post #6 of 37
Has anyone noticed when custom installing iTunes a disabled module for a phone driver?

I know is off the subject but I just wanted to point that out
post #7 of 37
umm, so who went to all the trouble of doing the SAME set of photos with the BLACK nano that were done YESTERDAY with the GREEN one???

Someone's got too much time on their hands...

edit: yeah, the monolith look is pretty amazing. They just HAD to make it available only the 8GB model, though...
post #8 of 37
Wow this looks nice. Much cooler than the green one imho.
post #9 of 37
Ok ok... now return this one and buy a pink one! I gotta see how that one looks!
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Originally Posted by JoeAlamaiz

Has anyone noticed when custom installing iTunes a disabled module for a phone driver?

I know is off the subject but I just wanted to point that out


This is for phones like the Motorola ROKR that have iTunes support. It shouldn't be taken to mean there is an iPhone on the way.
post #11 of 37
I want to see one turned on so I can see what the screen looks like.
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by Cubert

I want to see one turned on so I can see what the screen looks like.

I would like to see that too.

I would also like to see 8gb in colors.
post #13 of 37
i love it... with fake photoshopped blur effects and all.
post #14 of 37
Too bad I don't need a nano that big because that is one sexy motherf*cker.
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Originally Posted by Cubert

I want to see one turned on so I can see what the screen looks like.

see here for the green one turned on. You'll have to scroll a bit, though, and the picture isn't the greatest.

Can you do anything for us about this, Kasper?
post #16 of 37
an unboxing of an Apple product being done by a sexy woman who is simultaneously shedding clothing. It would be kind of a nerd-check. At the point where she is about to pop off her bra, if you say, "Wow! Look at those heat sinks!*" <jefffoxworthy>you might be a nerd!</jefffoxworthy>

*provided you are talking about the computer components and haven't made up another synonym for breasts.
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i love it... with fake photoshopped blur effects and all.

I believe it's a macro lens. Extremely close to the subject = shallow depth of field. Also called Bokeh.
post #18 of 37
I personally don't like the black (and one "hands-on" review said it shows fingerprints very distinctly). So many people have waited for a higher capacity nano, and now there's only one choice. They should at least offer silver, which was the most popular mini color. How about 2GB and 8GB nanos in silver and black, and 4GB in all colors?

When I use headphones or earbuds I can only listen to lossless formats (I'm used to portable CD players), so 8GB is really a minimum for me.
post #19 of 37
Cant wait for Apple to release a Black Macbook Pro made from the same material as this 8GB Nano!

(((((( Come on Steve! ))))))
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by elroth

I personally don't like the black (and one "hands-on" review said it shows fingerprints very distinctly). So many people have waited for a higher capacity nano, and now there's only one choice. They should at least offer silver, which was the most popular mini color. How about 2GB and 8GB nanos in silver and black, and 4GB in all colors?

When I use headphones or earbuds I can only listen to lossless formats (I'm used to portable CD players), so 8GB is really a minimum for me.

How about 2, 4 and 8GB Nanos in all colors...
post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Cubert

I want to see one turned on so I can see what the screen looks like.

Old and new nano side by side:
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post #22 of 37
AI you are such a tease... You show us the complete package, it starts to strip and then just as my fingers begin to tremble it's all over! C'mom, crack it upen. I wanna see it with no clothes at all.
post #23 of 37
I'm all for smaller packaging/less fuel to transport. But is all that plastic trash marked for recycling, and commonly (#1 and #2) able to be recycled?
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Barabas

AI you are such a tease... You show us the complete package, it starts to strip and then just as my fingers begin to tremble it's all over! C'mom, crack it upen. I wanna see it with no clothes at all.

Pervert. Looky here.
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post #25 of 37
WOW. That is really a nice looking iPod. I'm going to guess this will be the most popular seller this holiday season. The matte black is beautiful.
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Ordered from Amazon on September 13th, but Amazon indicates delivery ETA of November 27th!

Did this to avoid sales tax and shipping charges, I can always cancel if a similar deal can be had sooner elsewhere.

I kinda thought Amazon would be one of the first to receive product from Apple (after Apple serves itself first of course). But 2 month delay? Gee, do you think Apple wants to maximize their margin (Apple's website + Apple retail stores only locations currently shipping) based on high early demand? Or, perhaps the 2G nano is only available in limited supply at this time (i. e. Apple serves itself first).

Sigh, either way this makes perfect business sense!

Or perhaps Amazon sold out already on initial stock?

BTW, does anyone have any experience with high end earbuds ($100-$500 range), or noise cancelling earbuds, I have a 4GB 1G nano (white, no scratches), and have been thinking of upgrading the included buds for some time now. Of course, I'd like something in black for the 2G nano (might consider something cheaper for the white 1G nano, though).

Thanks in advance.

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post #27 of 37
wow. somebody got a macro lens for christmas.
post #28 of 37
Also with the 8GB model, Apple uses black injection-molded plastic for the top and base of the player.


i love this black beauty even more, i didn't know it was black on top and bottom, ordered mine on the 13th, been told it has shipped and will be here on or before the 21st,
now i wonder if they are going to make a black shuffle????
post #29 of 37
does anyone want to enlighten me as to what the hell that useless piece of plastic that comes with the ipod nano (read: not the headphones, the usb cable, or the nano itself) is (read: yes, the 'nano itself' part is a joke)? I've had a nano for over a year and I still can't figure it out.
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post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by scientifics

does anyone want to enlighten me as to what the hell that useless piece of plastic that comes with the ipod nano (read: not the headphones, the usb cable, or the nano itself) is (read: yes, the 'nano itself' part is a joke)? I've had a nano for over a year and I still can't figure it out.

Universal Dock adapter. It allows you to use your existing Universal dock with new lines of iPods, as they come out. Every new ipod except the shuffle comes with one.

Unfortunately, my Universal Dock has a problem where it drops out 2 seconds of sound about every hour or so of playback.

From the Apple Website:

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The iPod Universal Dock package includes adapters for five iPods. New iPods will include adapters for that model, and other adapters are available separately.

What's in the Box:

iPod Universal Dock
Five Dock Adapters that fit the following iPod models: iPod mini (4GB and 6GB); iPod with click wheel (20GB, 40GB, U2 Special Edition); iPod with color display (20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 60GB, U2 Special Edition)
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post #31 of 37
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wow. somebody got a macro lens for christmas.

Now, if they'd just read the part of the manual about the aperture priority setting.

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post #32 of 37
My problem with the macro shots is that they add NO benefit whatsoever. What point is there to see the headphone jack from half an inch away?
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post #33 of 37
I like the macro shots. I've always wanted to see the real details of a unit.
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post #35 of 37
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I've always wanted to see the real details of a unit.

Do you ever go down to your local Apple Store to look at stuff? Hold it up real close and look at it all you want.

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post #36 of 37

That was a great sketch!!
post #37 of 37
Kind of a "duh" moment, but I just realized that the previous form factor was partly limited by the size of a CD. The new one won't fit a CD, so you must download iTunes if you don't have it.

The new clear case seems pretty thick. Someone here compared it to the iPod socks box, but that was very thin folded plastic box, this box looks quite a bit thicker, and it's molded.
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