Apple developed and designed this product in merely nine months. It was, then, available in two colors (black and white), along with two memory storage options: 2GB and 4GB. Moreover, it came with useful accessories, like earphones and silicon coverings to protect the stylish body of the iPod Nano.
iPod Nano Built and HistoryInstead of using a custom built chip in the iPod Nano, Apple used a generalized integrated circuit in order to reduce the time it would take to introduce the new product in the market. However, this design meant that more components were required and, hence a higher cost. Moreover, surface mount technology - a construction method for electronics which involves mounting the components right on the printed circuit boards was used.
After the immediate success of the first product, the second generation iPod was launched in 2006. This product was scratch resistant and was available in a wide range of different colors. Battery upgradation and more storage capacity were the other prominent features of the 2g second generation iPod Nano.
iPod Nano 3gThe 3g iPod introduced extra new features, like cover flow, an enhanced interface and a support for iPod games. In 2007, a firmware upgrade was also released for the 3g iPod.
iPod Nano 4gThe 4g iPod was introduced as the most environmental friendly iPod among its entire line. Furthermore, it was slim and light weight and had an added feature, as well: an accelerometer.
Next was the fifth generation model. It came with 16GB storage and the ability to hold up to 4,000 songs in AAC format, 14,000 photos and 16 hours of video. Its enhanced accessibility options include a spoken menu, large fonts and a high resolution LCD screen with an adjustable back light and screen contrast.
iPod Nano 5gThe iPod 5g consists of a 2.2 inch TFT display providing a 240-by-376-pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch. Its other features include H.264 VGA video, up to 30 frames per second with AAC audio, a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels, and a frequency response ranging between 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
It comes with a USB data transfer cable, earphones, a power adapter and a user guide.
In September 2010, the six generation iPod model was launched. It is a flat square tablet, with rounded edges, based on touch technology. Although it has enhanced music playing features, it no more has the support for video games, nor does it have any built in camera or voice recorder. Having a better screen resolution than its prototypes, the 6g iPod Nano update was released in October 2011; it mainly focused on adding more features to the interface.