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."

8 Comments:

At 1:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, it's "psych," not "sike."

 
At 2:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOooo. torched your ass!

 
At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Hamster said...

I have an 8 GB New Nano and an 2 GB old Nano, like one year is old, but I haven't seen any problems with either one. I like the aluminum case much better. The only problem is there aren't enough 12 year olds around to teach all the 40 year olds how to use them that buy them at my store.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger AtAT2 said...

FYI, I looked it up in the Urban Dictionary before I posted it, dammit. You look up psych in Oxford and there's no line for it as an exclamation. And sike is way better anyway.

 
At 3:43 PM, Anonymous MikeZ said...

Who cares, onece its downloaded all the song to the nano it won't take as long the next time and the 2gen nano maybe little slow, but like i side who care if it little slower, you can say what ever the hell you what ipod still owns the mp3 market and the Zune looks like a pease of crap!!

 
At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

Thanks for the insightful comment, mikez. The world is truly a better place because of it.

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure do love the apple zealots like mikez. I bet if this was another mp3 player that was just released instead of being from apple, mikez would be all over it saying another reason the ipod is better. Apple zealots are nothing but trolls to me who make the apple platform way worse then anything else out there.

 
At 12:35 AM, Blogger spaceageboy said...

"Anonymous"... you must be a PC user. Shame. You'll never understand US. ;-)

-B-

 

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