Bug in new iPod Nano Firmware

25Sep - by Frank Koehntopp - 8 - In Apple

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?

8 thoughts on “Bug in new iPod Nano Firmware”

  1. Hi,

    I bought a new Ipod Nano, same as yours..To be honest with you I too have the same problem with my Ipod Nano.. Play button appears but stuck…Hope Apple find this bug and will update the firmware soon…

  2. Hi,

    I bought a new Ipod Nano, same as yours..To be honest with you I too have the same problem with my Ipod Nano.. Play button appears but stuck…Hope Apple find this bug and will update the firmware soon…

  3. Hi there. I’ve just experienced the same thing – Playing fine then I noticed that the covers of the albums weren’t showing. Then every other song would stick and just not play.

    Resetting it seems to have done the trick but for how long?

  4. Hi there. I’ve just experienced the same thing – Playing fine then I noticed that the covers of the albums weren’t showing. Then every other song would stick and just not play.

    Resetting it seems to have done the trick but for how long?

  5. OK, excuse the late commenting, but I wish I could go back in time and NOT buy the Nano 4G. It seems that all models that came before it are superior in design and usability. Sharp corners, annoying accelerometers, too thin to get a proper grip on.. bah! I hope Apple goes back to the 'fat' 3G's for their 2009 model.

  6. There's something else that I would call a bug. You have powered down the ipod 5g nano, lock switch is in lock position. plug into USB to charge or download, then disconnect. The ipod does not go back into the same OFF mode that it was in before plugging in, it is in some sort of standby mode and it you look at the screen you can see the screen very faintly and it will kill your battery again if you don't turn it back off. You must unlock, then turn off again then lock again

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