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1.0 out of 5 stars less is not more -- too small, no tactile feedback, November 19, 2010
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This review is from: Apple iPod nano 16 GB Graphite (6th Generation) OLD MODEL (Electronics)
Why would one want this?

With the 5th generation (or any earlier) nano, you could operate it with eyes closed.
Or (more importantly) in your pocket.

With this version, Apple removed the incredibly useful tactile feedback that made prior players so comfortable.
And usable by the vision-impaired.

Removal of the video & voice recording functionality is simply kicking the consumer when they're down.

I'd prefer a 1st generation shuffle (the best, IMHO) over this pathetic nano offering.

My 14-year-old son (quite rightly) refers to this model as a shuffle with a screen, and has no interest in it.

It speaks for itself that new 5th generation iPod nano players now command a hundred dollar premium over the list price of the 6th generation models.
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2010 9:27:21 PM PST
The tactile feedback was also an important feature for moving to the next or previous song while driving. This is where I use my nano the most. Increasing the amount you have to look at a screen is dangerous.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 1:58:56 PM PST
I was about to make a comment on how disappointing the 6th generation is, but your took all the best points in your great comment. An additional issue is that in the 5th you could create playlists on the go, while the 6th does not allow this anymore.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011 8:37:24 AM PDT
I'm 62. Screen is small, functions are fussy. I loved my old ipod so much, and found this one such a pain to use returned it to the apple store and paid a whopping $100 more for a 5th generation pod.
Also, I have an older MacBook Pro with Tiger OS-- the updated iTunes REQUIRED by the 6th gen pod would not load on my OS--so my iTunes library was inaccessible. Macintosh! Lissenup! We want the 5th gen back! And please make updates compatible!
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