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Apple 8GB iPod Nano / 4th Gen (Blue)

Released on 03 October 2008

Manufacturer: Apple

4.0 out of 5 (8 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Colour isn't the only brilliant new iPod nano feature.

A Musical Genius.
Say you're listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. The Genius feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a Genius playlist for you. It's like having your own highly intelligent, personal DJ.

Shake Your Groove Thing.
Sometimes, we could all use a little unpredictability. And now you can shake to shuffle your music. Just give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. You'll always be surprised by what you'll hear.

Rock And Roll Over.
Tilt or turn iPod nano on its side, and you'll listen, watch and play in new ways. You can flip through your album art with Cover Flow. Or, vertically speaking, see more albums and artists on the screen at one time.

Let The Games Begin.
Now you can get in on games made especially for iPod nano and the accelerometer. They respond to the way you move, so they're immersive, addictive and a blast. iPod nano comes with Maze, which lets you work your way through vast mazes by tilting and moving. You can find even more games on the iTunes Store.

Even Your Photos Rock.
Pull hundreds of photos from your pocket and share them wherever you go. Hold iPod nano upright and see your photos in portrait view. Turn it on its side to see them in landscape. Your photos look beautiful in their proper aspect ratio on the vibrant, 320-by-240-resolution display.

World's Biggest Small Screen.
Watching movies, TV shows and videos is big fun on iPod nano. And the high-resolution picture looks crisp and vivid on the 2-inch widescreen display. So you can always have a little video with you.

Find Your Music Faster.
It's even easier to find the song you want to hear. Now you can view your album art in Cover Flow. Or just press and hold the Centre button to browse by album or artist. When you find the right song, press the Center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist.


  • 8GB
  • Holds up to 2,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
  • Holds up to 7,000 iPod viewable photos
  • Holds up to 8 hours of video

Size and Weight

  • Height: 3.6 inches (90.7 mm)
  • Width: 1.5 inches (38.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.24 inch (6.2 mm)
  • Weight: 1.3 ounces (36.8 grams)


  • 2-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
  • 320 by 240 pixels at 204 ppi


  • Skip-free playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV


  • H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Music playback time: Up to 24 hours when fully charged
  • Video playback time: Up to 4 hours when fully charged

Input And Output:

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack

What's In The Box

  • iPod nano
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Dock adapter
  • Quick Start guide

customer Reviews

 Average rating (8 reviews)


| | See all DaveCUFC's reviews (28)

After 2 years of using a 2nd generation iPod Nano I decided that this new design was one that had to be bought. At £109 it is cheaper than any of the older ones ever were despite the fact that it is so much more interactive and addictive.

Perhaps the only downside is that the Music Quiz game does not feature this time around but the new introductions more than make up for it.

Genius: This is a really neat addition which I have found myself using a lot. Hold down the centre button while playing a song and it will try and find a playlist of 25 similar songs. It's not as simple as genre though, it will find songs with a similar beat, pace and match your mood.

Motion sensor: When you tip the iPod on its side, up comes Cover Flow and you can find your way through all your albums easily enough. This can be a tad annoying when lying down as sometimes it will come on by accident but I've got the hang of stopping it from doing that now. Shake the iPod for a second or two and Shuffle Songs happens. You may call it lazy but it's good to show off to your mates. ;)

Games: Klondike (Solitaire) returns along with Vortex. As I mentioned earlier, Music Quiz is gone but in comes Maze. Using the motion sensor, you tip your iPod to move around the huge amount of mazes and collect the checkpoints.

Apple have taken 1 step backward and 2 steps forward to make this iPod, reverting back to the long, narrow form but this creates space for the huge screen which has to be given plaudits for it's crystal clear display.

Of course, you also receive headphones and a PC connector in the box but I would suggest buying a case as well, wouldn't want to scratch the little beauty, would ya?

This little chunk of genius from Apple is a must for any music fan on the go.


| | See all Soph22222's reviews (25)

I have the blue 8G and its just fantastic, the cover flow is a great feature, very helpful and the video viewing is superb, not a fault or skip in sight. It is very small and thin, so you must buy a cover especially if your a clutz like me and drops everything.
But no overall brilliant, im listening to it all the time and the sound quality is really good!
If your looking for your first ipod then this one is a must.


| | See all Tweekey's reviews (6)

I bought this about 3 weeks ago and havent looked back!

Its just amazing.

My friend has the old version of nano and it looks fat conpared to this baby! Lol
But one down side is that i woke up this morning and found the head phones in my hamsters cage (_(-)_) (_(-)_)
I think maybe they should make the headphones more hamster proof!
Well i guess you could blame me :(
But oh well!
This is the best one i have ever had if your thinking about buying this i would deffo recomend it!

Also it looks hot in blue ;)

 It's a winner!

| | See all gogames's reviews (3)

I haven't owned an iPod in a number of years, so jumping back in with a 4G nano was a plesant experience. It's a tidy little package and 8GB is more than enough for my needs. The scroll wheel was always great for finding the music you wanted fast, but being able to tilt the iPod horizontally and use 'cover flow' is genius. It makes finding music even more fun. Awesome stuff!

 Brill iPod Nano-but for one negative point

| | See all lovemyk9x's reviews (1)

Fantastic slimline design. Thrilled with the ease of use.

Only negative point, is that it doesn't charge on a docking station like previous iPod's have.

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