New iPod nano set for August

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  According to a report on Think Secret, Apple will roll out the second generation of its iPod nano music player at its Worldwide Developers Conference – but don’t expect too many new features.

The new nano is said to be very similar to the company’s current model, but will feature increased capacity and be available in multiple colors, some of which will feature a metal alloy enclosure, which we reported on earlier this month. Exact capacities are still the subject of speculation, but rumour suggests the top-end model will move to either 6GB or 8GB. The current model hasn’t been updated since its introduction last September.

The unveiling of the new nano will make up a double-header of key announcements by CEO Steve Jobs on August 7th, the other being Apple’s move into movie rentals via iTunes. There isn’t expected to be any neew on Apple’s sixth-generation iPod – believed to feature a 3.5-inch touchscreen display. Technical obstacles have pushed this back to a likely date of early 2007.

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Via Think Secret

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