Will The Next-Gen iPod Nano Have Wi-Fi Capabilities?


A report by Japanese blog Macotakara has brought new life to the iPod Nano, while also providing insight on the smaller iPad’s name. I wouldn’t label this upcoming report as a done-deal, it’s fairly notable that Macotakara’s track record is sometimes on the money, and other times a mile off.

iPod nano

Apple’s iPod nano is one product currently being neglected by Apple these past few years. The iPod touch has received the same treatment, but there have at least been clues hinting to a release.

With our source’s report, they believe the next generation iPod nano will include a Wi-Fi antenna particularly to provide iTunes in the cloud. Assuming the device will have a larger screen than the past model, users will be capable of re-downloading previously downloaded music, TV shows, and movies directly on their device.

Next iPod nano may equip Wi-Fi antenna on side of that case, and support iTunes Music Cloud in order Apple to provide a iconic product to promote the largest Music Store in the world.

iPad Mini

While we try to keep iPad news on iPadinCanada, we at times report iPad-related news on here if a dual-device report surfaces. In this case, Macotakara mentioned the smaller iPad will indeed be named “iPad mini.” (Translated from the source)

According to Asian source, the name of Apple’s new product, which is expected to be 7′ 85″ and called as iPad mini, will be named as “iPad mini” officially. This source expects that “iPad” logo will be printed on back of case same as “iPod” is printed on iPod nano and iPod touch, and it means one new product will be added on iPad’s product brand genre..

Check the full iPad mini report out on iPadinCanada.

That about wraps it up. If you are looking for a release date for the iPod nano, history has suggested a September release point. Who knows, Apple may release the nano alongside the iPhone on September 12th.

[via MacRumors]


  • Scott

    i hope it stays small and has more watch functions and connection to the iphone (via bluetooth) fingers crossed

  • Tired8281

    I’ve thought the Nano should have wifi for a while now. It only makes sense, given Apple’s position in the music market. And I’ll be in line to buy one when they do it (love me some iTunes Match!).

  • RyanStOnge

    Rumors have long pointed to a Wi-Fi enabled iPod nano too. Apple just hasn’t released an update in awhile. An iPod nano with Wi-Fi is genius. All internet connection would be related to music/media.

  • RyanStOnge

    In a way I would like it to stay small, but something tells me they may make the screen slightly larger for movie-play. We will see soon enough.

  • “slightly larger for movie-play” I think that’s the iPad mini’s job. Hoping for the pebble like functions

  • RyanStOnge

    The iPad mini would do a great job at movie playing, but they might enlarge the screen on this nano model and add movie playing abilities like the older iPod nano model. It’s not guranteed, but what significant update can they make to the current miniature sized iPod nano?