Apple recently announced that the iPod iPod shuffle and iPod nano these two products, but also means that iPod products will withdraw from the stage of history.
When Apple announced in 2010 launched the sixth generation of iPod nano, Steve Jobs joked that some people in the apple suggest that you can wear it as a watch, some people are tried. That particular iPod model has existed for a long time, now iPod nano has also been completely discontinued.
But the iPod nano's "spirit" still exists, and from the beginning of 2010, it gives people a deep impression. Apple may not build a classic iPod, but Apple's 2017 product lineup and iPod nano is the most similar product is Apple Watch.
Of course, this does not mean that missed the iPod nano or iPod shuffle people will run to buy an Apple Watch, after all, Apple Watch is more expensive than the two iPod. But can not deny that Apple Watch in many ways and iPod nano is very similar, but Apple's smart watch in a more modern way to show.
Like the iPod nano, Apple Watch can also play music, but also need to synchronize with the partner device. For nano, its synchronization requires a Mac; for Apple Watch, it's needed to sync iPhone. If you've already tried to sync your playlists from the iPhone to Apple Watch, you may have recognized the similarity of both: including the often frustrating waiting time at the time of synchronization.
But Apple Watch supports Apple Music, Apple never thought to update the classic iPod series to support Apple Music. IPod is a lot of people have had representatives of the music world, but today's subscription service has become an important part of the music industry. Only the latest generation of iPod nano support Bluetooth headset, the history of no iPod nano had support for Wi-Fi. The above features are supported by Apple Watch, it can also be used to automatically synchronize Apple Music playlist.
Most importantly, Apple Watch uses a completely real interface, which is the first two generations of iPod nano never had. Those late nano models trying to forge iOS interface, but these devices did not really run iOS: just looks like it. On the other hand, Apple Watch is running iOS derivative products -watchOS, which makes it more like a thoughtful product.
IPod nano is a dedicated music player, and Apple Watch is not. Like iOS devices, Apple Watch has a music application, but other features such as time display, push notifications and tracking fitness is Apple Watch's main concern.
But surprisingly, Apple Watch does not support podcasts, which is the iPod series since 2005 has the function. Although the Apple Watch platform has third-party podcast applications, but watchOS restrictions make these applications are very struggling.
Many people have not thought that the iPod nano will be officially abandoned this summer, many people want to know whether Apple will consider the release of a music player function is designed only Apple Watch. The answer may be: no. If the special player there is a huge market, then Apple may not stop selling nano. But an Apple Watch-based device, coupled with such as iPod shuffle and the sixth generation of nano-like control will be how? If there is such a device, then its price needs to be low enough, at least not higher than the price of Apple Watch Series 1, which may also we can not see the reasons for this device.
More importantly, in a world with iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods, the existence of iPod nano is very embarrassing. If you are a running enthusiast, you can bring Apple Watch and wireless headphones to meet your listening and fitness tracking needs. When riding a bike, you can bring the iPhone, then put it in the bag, use Apple Watch as your music and podcast controller, and let the audio be transferred to AirPods.
That is the present situation, then the future? It is foreseeable that Apple Watch and other devices will become more powerful, Apple optimistic about the potential of Apple Watch, although the iPod (nano) and Apple Watch is completely different from the two products, but in many ways, Apple Watch Ability to inherit iPod's mission. Perhaps from the iPod nano can "disguise" into the watch that moment, it and Apple Watch's fate has long been linked together.
IPod is a great product, it really opens the door to the future. But the time belongs to it has passed, the future will become better, iPod nano future will not be written by Apple Watch, let us wait and see.