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Apple 4GB iPod nano vs Apple 4GB iPod Mini

The iPod nano offers a few improvements and features over the iPod Mini. First is the nano's use of flash memory for storage which is less volatile to skipping or damage than the hard drive based Mini. As a result, the iPod nano is also thinner and lighter than the iPod Mini. You will have no problem fitting the nano into cramped spaces. There are also a few new features to the nano such as a stop watch and photo viewer.

Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9436LL/A Description:

Apple engineers squeezed all the best features of iPod into a case weighing just 3.6 ounces and smaller than most cell phones. This iPod mini M9436LL/A features an anodized aluminium case that resists stains and scratches. The case weighs practically nothing, but protects iPod mini in your pocket, purse or backpack. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine wherever you lay it, the 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more. Like its (slightly) bigger brother, iPod mini gives you over 25 minutes of skip protection and lasts up to 8 hours on a single battery charge. So you won't pay a penalty for miniaturization.

In fact, all the features of iPod are still under your thumb. Always striving for perfection, Apple engineers moved the iPod's buttons under the wheel. The iPod mini Click Wheel gives you the enhanced durability and sensitivity of the iPod Touch Wheel, with buttons underneath. The Click Wheel takes best advantage of miniscule space and lets you scroll single handedly though all the songs from your iTunes music collection. You'll find such thoughtful construction only from Apple.

The iPod mini M9436LL/A comes with a storage capacity of 4GB or up to 1,000 songs. This particular model's color is shiny blue. Other available colors include silver, gold, green, and pink.

Apple 4GB iPod nano Black MA107LL/A Description:

The iPod nano 4GB MA004LL/A black MP3 player has all the features you love in the iPod but shrunk in a smaller design. The pencil-thin iPod Nano features a color display, up to 14 hours of battery life and room for up to 1,000 skip-free songs, audiobooks and podcasts.

You'll need to reconsider your definition of small when it comes to the iPod nano. You can slip the iPod nano into your pocket or wear it around your neck and forget it's even there. Thanks to the iPod nano's flash memory storage, you can take it for a jog without your music ever skipping.

The iPod nano also functions as a photo viewer. View album artwork while you listen to a song or browse up to 25,000 of your favorite photos on the 1.5-inch color display.

  Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9436LL/A Apple 4GB iPod nano Black MA107LL/A
Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9436LL/A Apple 4GB iPod nano Black MA107LL/A
Audio Formats
AACYes Yes
AudibleYes Yes
MP3Yes Yes
WAVYes Yes
Storage Capacity4GB 4GB
Storage TypeHard Drive Flash Memory
Display TypeBacklit LCD (White)Color LCD
ID3 Tag InfoYesYes
FirewireYes No
USB 1.1Yes Yes
USB 2.0Yes Yes
Additional Features
Alarm ClockYes Yes
Calendar / Address BookYes Yes
EqualizerYes Yes
GamesYes Yes
Image ViewerNo Yes
Sleep TimerYes Yes
StopwatchNo Yes
Power Supply
AC/DC AdapterYes Yes
BatteryYes Yes
Rechargeable via FireWire cableYes Yes
Rechargeable via USB cableYes Yes
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Life8 hours 14 hours
Width2.00 inches 1.60 inches
Depth0.50 inches 0.27 inches
Height3.60 inches 3.50 inches
Weight3.60 ounces 1.50 ounces