Nano Vs. Shuffle. Photo: Luca Viscardi
Like a recovering alcoholic who wavers between drunkenness and sobriety, Apple just can’t seem to kick the iPod button habit completely. Today, a software update brings new functions to the sleep button on the square, touch-screen iPod Nano.
Remember how the tiny Shuffle lost all of its control buttons in one generation, and then had them restored the next year due to popular demand (or, more likely, flagging sales)? Well, the almost buttonless Nano didn’t even have to wait a full year for things to get fixed.
With today’s new 1.1 software update (around 100MB), You can double-tap the sleep button to play and pause music or radio. You can also choose to have the double-tap skip a track (this is the default — change it in the settings). This, along with the already present hardware volume buttons, means you can ditch those in-line controllers needed to use third-party headphones without going crazy. I have bought and lost a pocketful of these things already.
There’s more. Execute a long press on the same button and the Nano will switch off. Previously you could only sleep the little thing.
It’s a small thing, but great news. Now, Apple, about that iPhone. That has a sleep button too, right?
iPod nano (6th generation): Software update version 1.1 changes [Apple]
Photo: Luca Viscardi / Flickr
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Fuente: Gadget Lab