The first and major change is the disappearance of the click wheel. According to Jobs this was the only way they could reduce the size and weight of the iPod, which is now 46% smaller and 42% lighter. Now that the click wheel is gone, everything is touch based.
The new iPod Nano almost looks like half of an iPod Touch. The device is extremely easy to use thanks to the large, rearrange able icons and to the volume buttons.
It now has an accelerometer that allows orientation switching. There’s also FM radio, the Nike+ is still here and the battery life is great – 24 hours.
The new iPod Nano is available for pre-order today and it costs $149 for the 8GB version and $179 for the 16GB version.