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Best iPod nano Prices

2012.09.26

7G iPod nano
The 7th generation iPod nano.

Apple completely redesigned the iPod nano yet again. The 7th generation (7G) iPod nano looks more like a shrunken iPhone or iPod touch than anything else, even to the point of including a home button. The 2.5" 240 x 432 pixel touchscreen has a widescreen ratio perfect for today's HD videos, but at a fraction of their resolution. It also includes an FM radio with Live Pause. The 7G iPod nano should be available mid-October.

2010 6G iPod nano
The 6G touchscreen iPod nano.

The Nano design was last updated in 2010. The 6G model was nearly square and had a square 1.5" 240 x 240 pixel touchscreen interface with multitouch. The 2011 iPod nano was pretty much exactly the same as the 2010 model, except that it came with a new operating system installed. (Owners of the 2010 Nano can download and install it for free.)

Missing compared to the 2009 5G model were the video camera, the microphone, the larger 2.2" rectangular 376 x 240 screen (better for video), and the scrollwheel. But the smaller 6G model is even easier to take with you, as it has a built-in clip.

5th generation iPod nano
The 2009 5G iPod nano.

The video camera on the 5G supports 640 x 480 VGA resolution at 30 frames per second using H.264 compression. It introduced an FM radio with a 15 minute buffer (so you can pause and rewind radio broadcasts) and song tagging as well as a pedometer; both remain in the 6G. The headphone cable acts as the FM tuner's antenna.

Because of the breadth of the iPod family, we have separate iPod price trackers for the nano, classic iPods, the iPod touch, and the shuffle.

iPods aren't just for music, photos, and video; they're also a great way to backup important files and transport files between computers. For our overview of the current iPod lineup (excluding the iPod classic, which is unchanged from 2009), see The 2010 iPod Value Equation.

Best New Prices (including shipping)

Unless otherwise noted, there is no surcharge for credit card purchases, and shipping is often (but not always) included. Vendors are listed in alphabetical order.

Factory refurbished items carry an Apple one year warranty and are eligible for AppleCare. Store refurbished items may vary. Prices may be limited to quantity on hand. Not responsible for typos. Please email any corrections or additional sources with competitive prices to Dan Knight .

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New, Open Box, and Demo

Latest generation models unless otherwise noted. Sorted by capacity.

Amazon.com

Free ground shipping on orders over $35. Amazon.com has a wide selection of iPod nano accessories. Amazon.com collects sales tax on orders shipped to KS, KY, ND, NY, and WA.

eCOST.com

eCOST collects sales tax on orders shipped to CA, TN, and TX.

MacMall

Free Priority Mail shipping. Engraved iPods cost more. MacMall collects sales tax on orders shipped to CA, IL, MN, TN, and WI.

Walmart

Walmart allows you to order online for in-store pickup or free delivery to store - not to your home or work address. Walmart collects sales tax in all jurisdictions.

Used and Store Refurbished

PowerMax

Free ground shipping on orders over $100. Earbuds not included.

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