YouTube Flashback: the iPod nano

Back in 2005, the iPod mini was the most popular MP3 player in the world. Then Apple replaced it:

The iPod nano was the way of the future for the iPod family. It wasn’t the first to be based on flash storage (the iPod shuffle was introduced 8 months before the iPod nano was), but its thin case and large Flash storage (up to 4GB!) are its legacy.

Sadly, the iPod nano wasn’t without issues. It’s strong case was prone to scratches. While the iPod classic has been all but forgotten, and the iPod touch has exploded onto the scene, the iPod nano will always have a special place in many people’s hearts.

Stephen Hackett, formerly a Lead Mac Genius at Apple, now spends his days running the IT department of a large non-profit in Memphis, TN. He writes about Apple, design and journalism at Like all twenty-somethings, you can find him… Full Bio