Nano's Got a Secret
Have you seen the wild new ad for the new iPod nano? Dig the hypnotically quick motion of the dancers and the song's sweetly hyperactive beats? Clearly Apple is eager to emphasize the new nano's state-of-the-art performance and speed, and according to three early reviews, this couldn't be more true.
...SIKE! iLounge, TUAW, and Playlist are all reporting that the new 2nd-gen iPod nano has been curiously showing dramatically slower transfer speeds relative to the previous model. One iLounge test found the new nano took more than twice as long to copy 2.58 gigs of stuff. This could mean the difference between doing iTunes syncs during a #1 and having to wait for a #2.
TUAW speculates that the nano's new chipset is to blame. Remember when iPod chipmaker PortalPlayer announced that they were single and looking after Apple callously dumped them over IM? Well it looks like Apple's new twinkie Samsung just isn't putting out like PortalPlayer did.
Of course, this issue only matters for the select few who change their iPod's library all the time or use their iPod as a hard drive. Most users won't notice the difference. Still, in the interest of accuracy, may we suggest a different theme for Apple's next commercial? Perhaps they can use Usher's "Nice and Slow."