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

Released on 03 October 2008

Manufacturer: Apple

5.0 out of 5 (5 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 (5 reviews)


| | See all jimmyboyjamster's reviews (3)

This ipod is amazing,its my first but having been on an ipod touch (1g) i am shocked £70 cheaper than new touch 8gb i am shocked at how good it is. The games are great(you can use the click wheel or the all new accelerometer)wich has never ben put in a nano before wich is great.i would recomend to anyone who loves music or film.the coverflow is great and the films are viewed in widesreen with the ipod rotated eitherway.great to be able to shake to change music.

The size of this thing is amazing too.my whole family was shocked when i first got it out. 110% Buy
Best music play ever

 Trendy, snazzy, gadgety...y'know typical Apple stuff.

| | See all Umbraahk's reviews (47)

Top 100 Games Reviewer

Firstly, wow.
If you're like me and jumping from a previous generation Nano, then you'll be wowed before even turning it on.
The slim design is nice, coupled with the curved effect of the outer casing, even the screen is curved, which is signs of a good design.
The screen is made of glass, making it almost completly scratch resistant. So this time around I won't be buying a goofy rubber skin cover for it.
You'd think "oh, the screen is rather long, don't you think?" but believe me, after using this iPod for an hour, you'll be asking yourself "how did I get along with such a small screen on my last iPod?"

What it has to offer-
Well, we all know that gadgets and gizmos love to hook us with a gimmick, this being the accelerometer inside it (seems these days every designer is jumping on the Nintendo band wagon for motion sensative hardware).
You'll barely use it. If you're like me and just stick the iPod on shuffle, then you might as well just turn the function off, as it can be a bit annoying to take it out of your pocket to adjust the volume or switch song, to find it in its horizonal "cover flow" mode.

As for shaking it to shuffle songs...its just not necessary.
I shake it once to enter it into Shuffle mode, but then just use the arrow button to toggle songs.

Cover flow is really nice, and the ability to see the album covers while playing a song from that certain album is visually pleasing, the crisp picture the screen offers, as well as adjustable brightness is great. I wasn't a person who listed my music by albums, but I did just for this iPod, now I can never go back to the bland layout of an old iPod, the new nano has converted me. 8D

Downsides -
Battery life. We all know that iPods are infamous for battery life issues.
I honestly though Apple may have sorted out a solution, but it you can't escape the fact that the smaller the iPod, the smaller the battery has to be.
I find that after a few minutes of use, the battery starts to drop slightly.
But this battery drain can be slowed down by obvious things such as turning down your screen brightness or setting the backlight to a timer, rather than keeping it constantly on.

Movies -
iTunes is very picky about what type of files you can put on and play, so you'll have to download a software format converter in order to successfully put movies on.
But in my honest opinion, don't buy this iPod to put movies on. The battery life for movie files is four hours, which is terrible, and do you honestly want to watch a movie on such a small screen?
If you really want an iPod for your movies, then buy the iPod classic.

Other than that, this iPod is awesome.
I have yet to experience any problems with it.


| | See all dunc1992's reviews (3)

This was my first iPod so wasnt entirely sure about it but just got it today and have been really inpressed. Great sound quality plently memory and nice sleek design. Great buy

 Ipod nano 8gb

| | See all LilRedDevil's reviews (1)

This is my first ipod and i wasent too sure on the shape at first, but now i have it i only regert not getting it before!... I think its amazing and very good!.. I would recommend it to anyone (even more so to get a case for it as it)

 Absolutely Fantastic

| | See all Treesez's reviews (11)

This is an amazing little gadget. Its definately worth the money and the sound quality is superb. Mine only lasted for two hours though because iTunes on my PC corrupted and destroyed its insides. :( Those two hours were great though. The games on it are fun and the accelerometer works great. Do not hesitate to buy. Get it now. Brilliant.

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