I have a brand new black iPod Nano 8GB, and I like it a lot so far. Actually, I had a ‘the return of the iPod Mini’ post on my sleeves, but I figured by now that’s a bit dated already.
Unfortunately, there’s the usual catching up phase going on now: waiting for a decent leather case, waiting for the new goPod version to get rid of that silly EU regulation based volume restriction, waiting for iPodwizard.net to come up with a new version of the menu icon patch for the Nano’s firmware etc.
In the meantime, there’s a serious firmware issue that I came across in firmware 1.0.1. You see, my morning routine goes like this: I update my podcasts in iTunes, then sync to the iPod, get into the car and start the first podcast I want to listen to. With my new Nano, the ‘play’ icon appears, and then it’s stuck – it doesn’t start to play; I need to reset the iPod and start over again. The first time I thought it was coincidence, but by now I have established that it’s a consistent bug.
Can anyone else confirm this?