Despite a relatively good track record by the Apple rumor mill for predicting the company’s latest breakthrough before its official announcement, today’s details regarding the new iPod Nano came as a refreshing surprise. Contrary to ideas circling the iPod touch (which did receive updates, though less than imagined) Apple instead gave the iPod Nano the majority of love today by adding a video camera & mic, Genius playlisting, radio, voice recording, speaker, and a pedometer. Capitalizing on the device’s optional 8 or 16 GBs of memory, owners should have plenty of space for recording video clips. It’s also what enables the new “live pause” radio feature, where users can pause their current station to record up a 15 minute buffer they can then catch up with.
Essentially all of these features now makes it the überPod for active lifestylers and a strong competitor to challenge the Flip Mino’s portable video camera dominance. As if that weren’t enough, it now comes in a polished anodized aluminum case, has a slightly larger screen, pairs with the new iTunes 9, and weighs only 1.3 oz. Needless to say, we want one.
More pics after the jump.