The iPod nano® is yet another member of Apple Computer's venerable iPod® family. The model name was clearly chosen to focus attention on the diminutive size of the portable music player. This particular iPod® is certainly petite, and according to the tech specs from Apple's site, the dimensions are 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 inches (8.9 x 4.1 x 0.7 cm). Although these dimensions might you a general idea of the size, but how big is it really? How does it fit in your hands; how does it fit into your pocket? If you haven't had a chance to hold one, you might like to make a simple but very accurate model with the following life-size iPod nano paper template (pdf):
Making the model from the template should be relatively straightforward (don't worry, no complex origami skills required). Simply open the pdf file and print it. The iPod nano® model works best with stiff paper such as cardstock, but regular paper will work. Solid lines should be cut, dotted lines are fold lines, and the cross-hatched areas represent glue or tape tabs.
Please note that to open and print the iPod nano® template you will need the free Adobe® Reader®.
The tagline that Apple has given to the iPod nano® is "impossibly small" which has a very similar cadence to Apple's first well known tagline: "insanely great." Take a look at how similar these two taglines actually are:
"Impossibly small" is an obvious nod to the product that brought Apple Computer into the mainstream. Considering the glowing reviews that the iPod nano® has received, perhaps it will be as much a success for the company as the Macintosh® was.