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Apple iPod Nano 8th Gen - The Unofficial 8th Gen!


This is the unofficial 8th Gen of the Apple iPod Nano. The only real difference between 7th and 8th generations is color selection. Even for Apple that’s not enough to proclaim a new generation of device, so if you want an iPod Nano 7th Gen in a different color and don’t have a smartphone to listen too this 8th Gen could be for you!

Apple iPod Nano 8th Generation

The Top Questions for the Apple iPod Nano 8th Gen:

What is the difference between the 7th and 8th generation iPod Nano?

The only two differences between the 7th generation and this unofficially called 8th generation of iPod Nano, are the colors and minimum PC / Mac requirements to sync the device. Apple doesn’t refer to this color change as a newer generation, even though it was in fact the successor to the 7th generation.

Can I connect via WiFi to the internet on this?

No, the only way to connect to WiFi is via an adaptor. Everything is put onto an iPod Nano from a computer with iTunes. The Nano is Bluetooth compatible though, this means it can connect to a car radio, wireless headphones and speakers.

Can I watch movies on this?

Yes, but they need to be in a recognisable format or downloaded to iTunes and then synced to the iPod Nano.

Does this Nano have a camera?

No, this model does not have a camera. You can view pictures or video on your iPod that have been uploaded from your computer however.

Apple iPod Nano 8th Generation

Where can I find an official Apple video for the iPod Nano?

Is this Apple iPod Nano 8th Gen on sale at

Right now you can buy the iPod Nano 8th Gen on Amazon.

Do you have to use iTunes for this product or can you use any Media player?

All Apple products require you to load music via iTunes. No other music player, or music service can be used on the Nano.

Can you expand the storage with an SD card?

Most Apple devices are sold with pre-set amounts of storage. So if it says iPod Nano with 16gb, that is all the storage space you have.

Can you play games on it at all?

No. The Nano comes with a set selection of apps, and none are games.

Does it come with the wall socket/charger?

No. The Nano does not come with a socket for the wall. It only comes with a charging cable that connects iPod Nano to computer, or iPod Nano to wall socket if you have an adaptor to connect the included cable to.

Does the iPod Nano 8th Gen have AM and FM radio?

It only has FM radio. To get reception you must insert the headphones, without them no radio signal will be picked up.

Can you use a auxiliary cable to listen to music in your car?

Yes, you can use a 3.5mm audio aux cable to connect the Nano to your car’s radio, if you car has an outlet for it.

Apple iPod Nano 8th Generation

Where can I find an unboxing video for the Apple iPod Nano?

Does this come with Apple earphones?

Yes it does if you buy a brand new, factory sealed product.

What type of USB cable is it?

The iPod Nano 8th Gen uses the lightning to USB cable. The same kind of cable as used with the iPhone 6 charger.

How long does the battery last on a full charge?

The official numbers from Apple are, music playback will last up to 30 hours, video playback will last up to 3.5 hours. Based on experience, a full charge will roughly last 8 hours of music playback and around 2-3 hours of video playback.

What do Apple say about their Audio Player?

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • 240-by-432-pixel resolution at 202 pixels per inch
  • Music playback time: Up to 30 hours Video playback time: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Mac requirements: Mac computer with USB 2 or 3 port, OS X v10.7.5 or later, and iTunes 12.2 or later.
  • PC requirements: PC with USB 2 port, Windows 7 or later, and iTunes 12.2 or later.

Apple iPod Nano 8th Generation

Where can I find a video review of the Apple iPod Nano?

What are the main Pros and Cons of the iPod Nano 8th Gen?

  • It’s small, light and user friendly. 
  • It has features like Bluetooth and radio.  
  • It’s got an adequate touch screen.  
  • Enough storage space for the battery duration.
  • It doesn’t play audio or video better than a smartphone.  
  • Confined to iTunes.