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Wheels Coming Off iPod Nanos?

More grist for the rumor mill frantically churning in advance of Apple’s Sept. 1 special event. Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu issued a note this morning speculating that Apple (AAPL) plans to uncrate a “significant redesign” of the iPod nano, one that does away entirely with the click wheel that’s been a feature of the device since its debut.

“We frankly are not sure if this model will see the light of day,” said Wu. “But this would be a big departure from the design it has had since 2005 when it replaced the iPod mini. From our take, a radical refresh may make sense to jumpstart what was once its top-selling iPod.”

If Apple were to remove the click wheel from the nano, what would it replace it with? Perhaps those mini-touchscreens we heard about in July….


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus