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Apple iPod Nano (6th Gen)

Apple iPod Nano (6th Gen)
alaScore 91

2102 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2102 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and portability. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the value for money.

usability, design, sound, portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Nano (6th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 2102 reviews)

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Apple 16GB iPod nano (sixth generation, late 2010)


No iPod model has received as many makeovers—both minor and dramatic—as the iPod nano. (Perhaps not coincidentally, no other iPod model has sold as well.) The originalnano was simply a scaled-down version of the standard iPod—tall and thin with a...

Better media-browsing than previous models ; Compact size ; Multi-Touch and interface improve many functions ; Convenient clip

Cheaper earbuds, smaller screen than previous nano ; Multi-Touch sometimes more gimicky than useful ; No physical playback buttons ; No video-watching and -recording features

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Apple iPod nano (6th Gen. with Touch Screen)


The latest, shrunken touch-screen iPod nano marks a rare misstep from Apple. Because it is an iPod, the 6th-generation nano works seamlessly with a graceful user interface, but it's a flawed concept. Last year's 5th-gen nano came with a larger screen,...

Lightweight, wearable design. Rotatable, multi-touch screen. Integrated FM radio and Nike+ fitness features

Screen is smaller than 5th-gen iPod nano's. Video camera and video-playback capability have been removed. Tiny size makes it easy to misplace or lose. Lousy earbuds. Cover Flow is no longer supported

Apple's first misstep in the iPod nano line-up, the sixth-generation model trades its predecessor's click wheel for touch-screen controls. But an ultracompact form factor means the display is much smaller. Plus you lose video capture and playback...

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iPod nano review (2010)


Apple's sixth generation of the iPod nano is essentially the first complete rethinking the product has had since its debut in 2005. The previous form factor -- slim and light with a decently sized display and clickwheel -- has been all but abandoned....

New touchscreen UI is slick ; Smaller and lighter than ever before ; Sound quality was very good

Still a bit pricey ; Small size makes it easy to lose ; Lack of video playback could bother some


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iPod nano (2010)


Apple's in-between-size iPod gets a makeover with an ultracompact design, intuitive multitouch display, and sporty clip.

Although the nano 2010 dropped features some users may have been fond of--video recording and playback--the revamped iPod nano ushers in a touch-based user interface that feels fresh and is easy to use. We highly recommend it for music-lovers who want...

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Apple iPod Nano (Sixth Generation, 2010 Version)


Apple's mid-level iPod goes super-small, losing some features (and some of its appeal) in its latest iteration.

Beautiful, if tiny, multi-touch screen; includes FM tuner, pedometer; great battery life

Many features added to previous version gone; some menus are unintuitive; so small, it's easily lost

In earlier iterations, the Nano filled a clear gap in the iPod line between the Shuffle and the Touch. This one, however, falls too close to the Shuffle in features and too close to the Touch in price to really justify its existence. Those looking for...

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The New iPod nano is a Gem. Really


There are people who wear jewelry for the love of gems. There's the sparkle, the flashes of color, the finely cut faceting and the pleasant feeling of wearing and exhibiting something beautiful. For some, it's just a fashion statement; for others it's...

The upshot is that there’s really a lot more to this iPod than meets the eye — despite the fact that the camera and video capabilities have been removed. If you already have a 5G nano, you may find it hard to justify adding this one. But if you’re...

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iPod nano 6G Review Round-up


Apple unveiled the completely new iPod nano 6G last week. The tiny square iPod with touchscreen is one sexy device. Now the first publications have published their iPod nano 6G reviews. The iPod nano 6G is on sale at Amazon with some discount.

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Good product with Good sound


An all round excellent product', I personally like it's miniature presence and big sound with customisable options even though on screen graphic sliders would make it better. Others have complained of the lack of video, i think there is plenty going on...

Touch screen interface for a small Mp3 player that can be warn as a watch ; with added radio and ability to load up images not to mention record if a mic is attached

Buttons'' have been reported to be a problem, Sleep/Wake failure, my nano failed after one year ; poor manufacture coupled with design, hopefully Apple has recognised the fault, in my opinion i am surprised given the fact that most of the nano's operation

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Amazing product iPod nano done right


I don't know if you remember the early days of the nano where it was just about the music and nothing else not all this other cool but useless features the were added during the Years sure a camera in an iPod nano is cool but not if it completely...

Small size durably clip long battery life sound quality

Not many cases no digital clock

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Buy another model!


I am returning my SECOND defective Nano to Apple. I bought the first as a replacement to my old iPod classic & thought the small size would be better to take on walks, exercising, etc. I have found the touch screen so much more difficult to use than...

Attractive, small size

Difficult to use, unreliable

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-In Radio:No / Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Display Technology:Not Applicable / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Not Applicable / Unknown
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / Multi-touch / No / One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No