The iPod Nano, a sub-platform

I’m expecting a few people to argue with me about this, but I think that Apple have missed a trick with the Nano. Sure it appeals to lots of people and the whole wearing it as a watch thing is really cool.

So what else could Apple do with it? Well I’m surprised that they didn’t add bluetooth to it and make it into a sub platform for iOS. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that Apple could have taken the ideas that a number of smart watches have used to connect to Android phones and then add watch displays connected to the phone. So for instance, you can see your texts, twitter feed etc all on your Android powered watch and not have to take your phone out of your pocket.

I’m sure that Apple could have done something similar with the Nano, but I’m sure they could have gone further, and even added a kind of app that doesn’t need text input just multi-touch.

So what’s this got to do with mobile music? Good question. I can imagine the Nano as an add on to other apps as a sort of second screen, or with accelerometer and gyro (I know that this is stretching it a bit), the nano could be a physical controller in it’s own right.

Of course Apple may have plans for the nano, but I think they could do a lot more with it, and if they did, I think we could have a lot of fun with it.

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