iPod nano (6th generation) Specification and Features

November 9, 2010 | by

With the sixth generation line up, the Apple iPod nano has come up with a total redesign along with slimmer hardware. Well, let me brief you on this a bit first, the new iPod nano 6G facilitates with a multi-touch display and also eradicates the touch sensitive click wheel. Astonishingly, it has dumped the video camera which have been introduced with the iPod nano fifth generation. Now, the all new slim iPod nano sixth generation has a sleek square shaped infrastructure and is powered by an iOS 4.0 like interface. We can very well nomenclate this latest tiny iPod nano Multi-Touch as a minimized replication of the iPod Touch 4th generation.

As it happens the latest Nano installment has been trimmed of all the fat and is way to slimmer than the previous model and as a matter of fact it indeed gets down to the very core of the actual device: In the offering is a small music player that’s really simple, intuitive, and as far as usability is concerned this gadget runs seamlessly.
Well, another interesting thing is that this tool comes along with voice control so, those who are interested can easily grab hold of a microphone for another $30.

Size and weight

1.48 inches (37.5 mm)
1.61 inches (40.9 mm)
0.35 inch (8.78 mm)
including clip
0.74 ounce (21.1 grams)
0.614 cu inch (10,056 cu mm)
including clip


  • 8GB or 16GB flash drive


  • Accelerometer


  • 1.54-inch (diagonal) color TFT display
  • 240-by-240-pixel resolution
  • 220 pixels per inch

Audio playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

FM radio

  • Regional settings for Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Japan
  • Live Pause feature for pausing a radio broadcast and rewinding (within a 15-minute buffer)

System requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later, and iTunes 10 or later
  • PC with USB 2.0 port; Windows 7, Vista, or XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later; and iTunes 10 or later
  • Internet access required; broadband recommended; fees may apply

In the box

  • iPod nano
  • Apple Earphones
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • Quick Start guide and Important Product Information


You can grab the iPod nano 6th generation from the market at a price set around the following – 8GB and 16GB model for $149 and $179 respectively.

Pros and Cons


  • Excellent design and user interface
  • Touchscreen more accurate than 99% of smartphones
  • FM radio, finally!


  • Small. Small enough to lose very, very quickly
  • Video is missing


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