Yesterday Apple announced a whole slew of updated products, most notably the iPhone 5, but also a new iPod Touch and Nano.
Apple are at the forefront for incredible industrial design, and their new range does not disappoint. The new iPhone 5, almost identical to recent leaks and rumours, is a thing of beauty. The two-tone aluminium/glass back harks back to the gorgeous original iPhone, yet has a remarkable design influence from the 4 and 4S - however is still a fresh form factor with the overall slimmer build, taller screen, Lightning port and chamfered edges.
The Touch has also received a large makeover. Most notably, the taller screen and anodised aluminium body. It is available in a variety of colours, and is simply beautiful. Maybe its just me, but I think it is apparent that Apple’s design language is changing…
As for the iPod Nano… I am not sold on the new design - yet. A few bloggers have pointed out its striking resemblance to the lovely Nokia Lumia, arguing that it is ‘copied’. However, the new Nano is basically two last-gen Nanos stacked together (with a home button) which was released before the Lumia. But I just plain don’t like the home button (circular graphic instead of the iconic square??).
Despite my views, I have not seen any of the new products in the flesh, and won’t comment further until I have. I am for SURE purchasing the iPhone 5, however. My ‘4’ is just too sluggish now, and I am in need of treating myself to a new phone!
Until next time,