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Apple updated the Nano again on September 5, 2007. The third-generation Nano features a 2-inch (51 mm) QVGA (320×240) screen and a shorter, wider, heavier design, with new colors. New features include browsing via Cover Flow, a new user interface and video playback. Users must repurchase games bought before a month prior to the debut of the new iPod as they are not supported. The Nano was announced in a 4 GB version at US$149 (UK£99.99) coming only in silver, and an 8 GB version at US$199 (UK£129.99) coming in silver, turquoise, mint green, black and Product Red. The battery lasts for approx. 24 hours on audio playback and approx. 5 hours on video playback. On January 22, 2008, Apple released a pink version of the 8 GB iPod Nano.

Combining elements from previous generations of the iPod Nano, the third-generation Nano has an aluminum front plate and a stainless steel back plate. The Nano also sports a new Minimalistic hold switch, similar to the iPod Shuffle's power switch, which has been moved to the bottom of the player. The 2-inch (51 mm) screen has the smallest dot pitch of any Apple product, having the same pixel count as the 2.5-inch (64 mm) display of the iPod Classic.

On October 6, 2007, Apple released a firmware update (1.0.2) via iTunes that is said to improve Cover Flow and yield faster menu navigation.[32] The update was also released for the iPod Classic. On November 28, 2007, Apple released another firmware update (1.0.3) via iTunes, which included unspecified bugfixes. January 15, 2008 saw the release of version 1.1, which added support for iTunes movie rentals, music song lyrics support and included more unspecified bugfixes. In May 2008, Apple released update version 1.1.2. In July 2008, Apple released update 1.1.3.

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September 5, 2007* September 9, 2008
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*Pink model added to the lineup on January 22, 2008.
Samsung ARM* N/A
Details: *Apple provides no information on the processor used in the iPod nano (3G) models, but each uses an Apple branded processor, believed to be a Samsung ARM. For more information, please refer to the disassembly "guide" from the always excellent iFixIt.
N/A 4 GB, 8 GB
Details: 4 GB available in silver, 8 GB in silver, light blue, aqua, red, black, and starting January 22, 2008, pink.
1000 or 2000 3,500 or 7,000
Details: Apple reports that the 4 GB model (silver only) can hold "up to" 1000 songs and the 8 GB models can hold "up to" 2000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". Likewise, the 4 GB model can hold as many as 3,500 photos and 4 hours of video and the 8 GB models can hold as many as 7,000 photos and 8 hours of video.
Sync & Charge Charge Only
Details: The iPod nano (3G) models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector. It also can charge, but not sync via Firewire "400".
USB, Audio* Dock, Headphone**
Details: *Unlike the iPod 5G models, the iPod nano (3G) models do not support video out via the headphone jack, they only provide video out via the dock connector. Annoyingly, video out is only available while using an Apple cable, Apple dock, or another accessory with an "Apple Authentication" chip.
Handheld iPod nano (3G)
Details: The iPod nano (3G) models use a case design that has more in common with the iPod classic (6G) models than the previous iPod nano (2G) devices -- with an anodized aluminum front and a chromed stainless steel back -- rather than an all aluminum case.
Colors* "ClickWheel"
Details: Available in a two-tone housing with either a silver, light blue, light green, red, black -- or starting January 22, 2008, pink, anodized aluminum front and a chromed stainless steel back.
2" LCD 320x240*
Details: The iPod nano (3G) models have a "2-inch (diagonal) color LCD [display] with blue-white LED backlight".

*320-by-240-pixel resolution display at 204 pixels per inch. The iPod nano (3G) models are capable of displaying video on an external display at 640x480.
Lithium Ion 24 Hours
Details: Apple reports that the iPod nano (3G) provides "up to" 24 hours of music playback.

Site sponsor Other World Computing has replacement batteries that are higher capacity than the stock models as well as cases, headphones, speakers, and other accessories.
N/A 5 Hours
Details: The iPod nano (3G) provides "up to" 5 hours of video playback. Apple provides no information regarding the battery life for photo slideshows.
"About 3 Hours" MA978LL/A*
Details: Apple reports that the iPod nano (3G) models charge completely in "about 3 hours" and also will "fast charge" in 1.5 hours to 80% capacity.

*MA978LL/A is for the 4 GB iPod nano (3G) in silver. The 8 GB model is available in silver (MA980LL/A), light blue (MB249LL/A), aqua (MB253LL/A), black (MB261LL/A), and pink (MB453LL/A), as well a as (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition.
2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 1.74 ounces
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (69.8 mm x 52.3 mm x 6.5 mm, 49.2 grams).
MacOS X 10.4.8 Windows Vista/XP SP2
Details: Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X 10.4.8 or later, and iTunes 7.4 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with USB 2.0, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, and iTunes 7.4 or later."
Apple reports that the iPod nano (3G) models support "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, WAV, and AIFF."
The iPod nano (3G) models sync iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".
Apple reports that the iPod nano (3G) models support "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."
Shipped with "earphones, USB cable, [and] dock adapter."
US$149, US$199 US$80-US$120
Details: The silver 4 GB iPod nano (3G) model originally was offered for US$149 (MA978LL/A). The 8 GB models -- available in silver (MA980LL/A), light blue (MB249LL/A), light green (MB253LL/A), pink (MB453LL/A), and black (MB261LL/A) as well a as (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition -- were priced at US$199.

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