Long before Apple started the iPhone revolution, Apple iPods were king. We all remember the good old days when the click-wheel feature in iPod was considered something very special. These days, all we hear about are touch-screens, multi-touch, cameras, and tablets. iPods have become somewhat stagnant, and, dare we say, irrelevant. Consumers may be more interested in buying multi-purpose devices these days. That does not mean Apple is ready to give up on iPods just yet. The company is planning to unveil those new iPods on September 1st and iPod Nano is expected to get a major upgrade.
From the images and product info linked to the Internet, it seems the new iPod nano will have a touch-screen display and a square-shaped design. Could iPod nano get WiFi capability? Apple did add camera to a select few iPod models a while ago, so that is not impossible. Apple is planning to bring its apps to all its devices. If Apple TV is getting applications, so could iPod nano.
There is no question iTV and iPod Touch with retina display will steal the spotlight at the upcoming Apple event. Other Apple iPods are never going to be as relevant as they used to be just a couple of years ago. In fact, iPod classic seems to be on its last leg. There is not much Apple can do with iPod Classic’s design. With all the shiny and touch-capable devices Apple is introduces, the demand simply won’t be there for the good old iPod classic units.
Apple has had quite an astonishing year in these tough times. It has successfully made Apple iPad one of the best gadgets one can buy this year. The company has gotten over iPhone 4 issues (or it seems like it). The new Apple TV, iPod Touch video, and iPad nano (which is what iPod nano seems to be) will give Apple fans plenty of options ahead of the holiday season.