Product Comparison: Apple iPod Nano (8th Generation) vs Apple iPod Nano (7th Generation)

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General Specifications
iPod Nano (8th Generation)
About the Product
iPod nano comes in 5 stunning colors and is designed to provide hours of entertainment with maximum portability. Its 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display lets you see more of the music, photos, and videos you love.¹ And it has built-in FM radio as well as support for Fitness Walk + Run and Nike+.
Music You can tap to play your favorite songs and albums, or give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. Design At 1.1 ounces light and 5.4 mm thin, iPod nano is designed to provide hours of entertainment with maximum portability. Bluetooth Wirelessly connect to speakers, headphones, your car stereo, and other Bluetooth-friendly devices. Fitness Since Nike+ support and a pedometer are built into iPod nano, you can track your daily activity.
Key Specs
16 GB
16 GB
Integrated Speaker(s)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple iPod Nano (8th Generation) 16GB Gold MKMX2LL/A
  • Very nice display quality.
  • I particularly appreciate the fact that it has a small display and a radio.
  • I will say the IPod Nano is very easy to use, I like the larger display.
  • But surprised at the poor response from the touchscreen.
  • Display screen suddenly developed blotches, which obscure information on the screen.
Apple iPod Nano (7th Generation) 16GB Blue MKN02LL/A
  • Easy to see display , Great service and very fast shipping.
  • Works well, I even reworked a couple of videos to play on tiny screen. Bluetooth works well... Its an iPod works like I'd expect.
  • Great device. Wish it had more memory, but I use it daily nonetheless.
  • My only gripe is that there isn't the feature to keep the screen on, so this becomes a small nuisance when I am trying to switch songs because I have to turn the screen on every time.
  • This thing was too fragile to even last a month. Just being in my backpack for an hour, was enough to smash the screen in to the point where it won't even work.
  • The one thing it's hard to scroll down or up on the artist, songs if you lightly touch the wrong song it shoots you to songs with the letter of the song you hit instead. A pain in the butt.
Size & Weight
4.5 in.
3.01 in.
2.5 in.
1.56 in.
0.2 in.
0.21 in.
4 oz.
1.09 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Apple iPod Nano (8th Generation) 16GB Gold MKMX2LL/A
  • The size is small and light but the display is still easy to read.
  • I have to set it up yet but love the size & color.
  • Smaller and thinner than my previous Nano.
  • The capacity for the size and weight is stunning.
  • This is a much better size and less awkward than running with a huge cell phone strapped to my arm.
Apple iPod Nano (7th Generation) 16GB Blue MKN02LL/A
  • Overall this is great, good size, easy to use
  • Works great, plenty of room for tons of songs , just the right size to take a long on a walk or jog.
  • It does work as easily as my previous nano, and I love the small size. I can easily carry it in my pocket or purse
  • Perfect size for a little one.
Supported Audio Formats
AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, H.264, mp4, M-JPEG, JPEG
AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, H.264, m4v, mp4, mov, M-JPEG
Memory Card Slot
3.5mm Jack
3.5mm Jack, Lightning Connector
Voice Recorder
Video Playback
Bluetooth Enabled
FM tuner, Built-in clock, Built-in pedometer, Nike+
35 UI languages, VoiceOver gesture-based screen reader, Invert Colours, Mono Audio, FM tuner, Built-in pedometer
2.5 inch Multi-Touch display, Bluetooth 4.0, FM tuner, Built-in pedometer
What customers say about "Features"
Apple iPod Nano (8th Generation) 16GB Gold MKMX2LL/A
  • It uses a similar format to the iPad and iPhone when creating playlists, and you can clear/edit already made playlists while on the go.
  • However it does come with a rather decent sounding built-in radio, a pedometer and voice recorder.
  • You will be able to record voice memos for as long as you want. There is no recording limit on this iPod.
  • It does not work as well with my car Bluetooth, so I just use the aux cord.
  • Bluetooth often takes a long time to connect to my car stereo
  • Bluetooth drains the batteries like nothing I've ever seen before.
Apple iPod Nano (7th Generation) 16GB Blue MKN02LL/A
  • I love the fact it has a Bluetooth option, so I will be purchasing a Bluetooth speaker in the future.
  • Bluetooth signal is good and strong and it pairs with any headphone that I have r=tried to pair it with no problem.
  • It's very easy to update this on your iTunes page, (even if you have satellite Internet, which I have if I want Internet access. No other choice in my rural area)
  • My main use is the music/playlists, so while I appreciate the FM capability, I'll not use it much.
  • Disappointment: earbuds that came with it aren't the same earbuds that Apple ships with their products. It's the older style without the volume adjustment switch on the earbud.
Included With Unit
Headphones, USB cable
Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB cable
Battery Life
30 hours
30 hours

Apple iPod Nano (8th Generation)

Apple iPod Nano (7th Generation)

What customers say about "Power"
Apple iPod Nano (8th Generation) 16GB Gold MKMX2LL/A
  • The battery life seems really long as well.
  • The battery life isn't bad. I can get through a 9-hour day with intermittent use.
  • The battery life is really long, and it doesn't take long to charge it back up again.
  • Even with the big screen, I've been happy with battery life so far.
  • Battery life seems better, but that may be because there is more battery and the battery is new.
  • Certainly running bluetooth headphones cut into the battery.
Apple iPod Nano (7th Generation) 16GB Blue MKN02LL/A
  • The charge lasts quite a while,.although I don't let the battery run down too far.
  • It is perfect. However, I ran it through the wash. It still works! But it is an clear of a picture. Charge lasts a long time.
  • A most excellent device. Very easy to use, holds more music then I will ever down load, battery last a very long time over 10 hours of continued play
  • Did not work - battery did not charge or was absent....this product turned on just fine when plugged in but immediately shut off when unplugged even after "charging" overnight. Returned.
  • Battery drains much quicker than expected.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)

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