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Apple iPod Nano (4th generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9679 reviews of Apple iPod Nano (4th generation). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the connectivity and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Nano (4th generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 713 user reviews of Apple iPod Nano (4th generation) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the size and design. The portability and price also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the durability and reliability.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8GB - Black - 4th GenerationApple iPod nano 8GB - Purple - 4th GenerationApple iPod nano 8GB - Blue - 4th Generation

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPod Nano (4th generation)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6272 user reviews of Apple iPod Nano (4th generation) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and portability also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, portability, price, design, size

reliability, connectivity

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8 GB Orange (4th Generation) [Previous Model]Apple iPod nano 8 GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod nano 8 GB Blue (4th Generation) [Previous Model]

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ray Aguilera (

Apple iPod Nano


The new iPod nano may be Apple's worst-kept secret in recent history.

Shake to Shuffle is very cool. Spoken navigation option. Portrait orientation fits more menu information onto the screen. Supports headphones with inline remotes. Genius makes great automatic playlists

Less comfortable in your hand. New screen is a glare magnet. Not compatible with all mic headsets.

New features make the fourth-gen nano compelling for the few who don't already own an iPod or anyone whose iPod is getting a little long in the tooth. The slim design catches the eye, but its new features are what really sing

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Apple iPod Nano (4th generation)


Cheaper, thinner, friendlier: the new Nano trumps its predecessors.

Attractive all-in-one matte metallic design, Better menu with option to turn off graphics, Easier to operate one-handed than the third-gen model

Headphones and sound quality are the same as before, Thumb can feel a bit squished, Some features require the purchase of additional accessories

Sep, 2008


Expert review by: Ian Bell (

Apple iPod Nano 16GB


Apple's latest iPod nano continues to loom over the heads of its competitors despite players with better sound and more features from companies like Sony and Microsoft. The redesigned body almost seems like a brush of nostalgia, though it definitely...

Thin design; very good AV quality; useful new features

Lacks wireless features; no custom EQ; mediocre battery life

Apple's latest iPod nano continues to loom over the heads of its competitors...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (

Apple iPod touch 2G and nano 4G: The Engadget Review


It's been just over a week since we ran a smash-and-grab at Apple's unveiling of its newest entries to the iPod family, the nano 4G and touch 2G. The devices, both set along an evolutionary (rather than revolutionary) path have certainly been nipped,...

Access to Apple's App Store ; Wide functionality in one package ; Solid hardware design

Storage quantities are limited ; Expensive ; Did we mention they're expensive

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (

Apple 8GB iPod nano (4G, late 2008)


New voice-recording functionality ; Spoken Menus and larger menu fonts improve accessibility ; More features than the iPod classic ; Genius feature works directly on iPod ; Improved interface with optional preview panel ; Better-than-estimated battery...

Same video-out restrictions as previous model ; New shape has its drawbacks, including sharp top edges and (especially) corners ; Odd landscape-mode controls ; Spoken Menus doesn’t cover all menus and has the same occasional pronunciation issues as...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Apple iPod Nano 8GB MP3 Player Review - Intro


The iPod Nano has undergone quite a transformation since it was first released. The last iteration was short, squat, and obliterated the iPod Mini from existence. The new Nano is ridiculously small and thin, and somehow manages to fit an accelerometer...

Cute, durable, portable, and supports a lot of files ; Good controls. The screen and battery life are impressive for a device this size ; Simple, intuitive layout, all basics covered.; Good sorting options, easy to use, better scroll wheel than the...

If you're sick of the way iPods look, the redesign won't do much to win you over ; Most people would rather have a mediocre large screen than a tiny one.; Not much covered besides basics ; Scroll wheels are only good for short lists, and the Nano...

Conclusion When we first looked at the Nano, we just assumed it was a flashy gadget that would favor stylish looks and a slim silhouette over functionality. It surprised us, however. While the Nano can't compete with smart phones, we couldn't help but...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Joe Brown (

Review: Apple iPod Nano


Here's a hard truth: Even if Apple decided to carve its new Nano out of petrified poo and bless it with a Braille display, the...

Enough colors to make you second guess dropping that third hit of acid before hitting the Apple store. Up to 16 gigs of storage. On the fly Genius (should be called Lazy) Playlists let you quickly suit your music mood. Energy saver mode is clutch. 8...

Why no love for the squarePod? Shake-to-shuffle is a nightmare during parkour outings; switching off the much-needed French Hip Hop in favor of our knitting podcasts whenever jostled. Tapered design is just curvy enough to be fey, but not quite severe...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Nick Mediati (

Apple 16GB iPod nano (4G, late 2008)


The latest iPod Nano combines the larger screen of the third-generation Nano with the slender design and vibrant colors of the second-generation models. Taken as a whole, the fourth-generation iPod Nano marks the further evolution of an already-strong...

Very slim and lightweight ; Voice recording support

No FM tuner ; Must rotate unit on side to watch video

Despite its new design, the fourth-generation iPod Nano is more of an evolution than a major overhaul.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

Apple iPod Nano ( fourth generation, 16GB, black)


Editors' note, August 18, 2009 : Rumors strongly suggest that a new line of iPods will be unveiled early in September of this year. For those considering the purchase of an iPod, we recommend holding off until these new models become available. Check...

The fourth-generation iPod Nano is more attractive and colorful than its predecessor and includes Apple's new Genius playlist tool, a tilt sensor, and accessibility features for the visually impaired.

To use the new Nano, you must upgrade to Apple's iTunes 8 software with its laundry list of hardware requirements; the rounded screen invites glare; sound quality is only average.

The fourth-generation iPod Nano is easy on the eyes and the wallet, and you can't beat its hardware and user interface design. Just be sure to give iTunes 8 a spin before committing.

Sep, 2008

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Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Apple iPod nano (4th generation)


Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.

Sexy, thin, rounded design. Same excellent user interface as in previous nanos. Built-in accelerometer shifts screen for horizontal viewing (like on the iPhone and iPod touch) and lets you shuffle songs by shaking the player. Genius feature creates...

No built-in micyou need to upgrade earbuds to use the integrated voice recorder. Apple still hasn't upgraded those lame bundled earbuds ; Watch the iPod nano (4th Gen) and touch Video Preview

Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Only 0.26 of an inch thin and 1.41 ounces light, iPod nano packs a lot into its diminutive design. A brighter color display. A dock connector that fits an entire ecosystem of iPod accessories. With features like these, iPod nano changes the way you experience your music and more. Finding and playing music on iPod nano is simple. Menu options let you browse by artist, composer, album, song, genre, or playlist. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs. iPod nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to a 1.5-inch color display. Album art appears alongside your song titles, so you see your music as you play it. And when you dare to wear iPod nano, that display guarantees you'll say a lot without saying a word. The iTunes Store features thousands of free podcasts - radio-type shows you subscribe to - including indie favorites and offerings from such big names as ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod nano and listen anytime, anywhere. Podcasts appear in their own menu on your iPod nano, so you can navigate them easily. The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks - including such exclusives as the entire Harry Potter series - so you can catch up on your reading wherever iPod nano takes you. Browse audiobooks in their own menu on your iPod nano. iPod nano automatically recognizes where you left off reading and bookmarks your place. You can even change the reading speed to suit you. iPod nano holds up to 25, 000 photos you can sync from your Mac or Windows PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles. To see a photo full-screen, click the center button. You can even view photo slideshows, complete with music. Just select Slideshow Settings and choose the time between slides, the transition effect, and the music. Calendars, contacts, and the World Clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the Screen Lock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose a four-digit combination and protect your iPod nano from prying eyes. If you forget your combination, you can reset it at your next sync. Or use the built-in Stopwatch to log your best times. When it's finally time to play, iPod nano features four fun games: Music Quiz, Solitaire, Brick, and Parachute.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback/Photo playback / Video playback/Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)/24hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:1G/2G/3G/4G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Apple Lossless / Audible / MP3 / WAV/Apple Lossless / MP3 / Audible / AIFF / AAC / WAV

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/2GB/4GB/8GB


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Model:(PRODUCT) RED Special Edition/Personalized
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod nano



Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty