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New iPod nano to Feature Home Button, Resemble Older Generations, Says Report

by Brandon Russell | July 10, 2012July 10, 2012 11:00 am PST

ipod-nanoApple is reportedly preparing to revamp its iPod nano line to resemble the fourth generation iteration that hit in 2008. According to Japanese blog Macotakara, the redesign will feature a rectangular screen and home button to more closely align with Apple’s current mobile lineup. As long as it’s not designed like the third gen iteration, it’s an upgrade.

More or less similar in execution to the nano of today, Apple will allegedly implement a custom OS with apps skinned to resemble those found in iOS. Interestingly, a “dedicated new iTunes service” is coming to the device, but there’s not much information to extricate from Macotakara’s report.

All has been quiet on the iPod front, and it seems that the lineup still holds a special place in consumer and Apple hearts. There’s no timeframe attached to the rumor, so we’d venture to say that if the Cupertino company has something planned, expect an announcement alongside something like the next iPhone, which we may see in October.

[via MacRumors]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...