Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Clock the 'iWatch' ... the New iPod Is Small Enough to Wear on Your Wrist

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Clock the 'iWatch' ... the New iPod Is Small Enough to Wear on Your Wrist

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Byline: Mark Prigg Technology Editor

AN MP3 player so small it is nicknamed the "iWatch" -- yet with the ability to show your holiday snaps and track your movements -- went on sale today.

Apple's new [pounds sterling]129 iPod nano measures 1.48 inches by 1.61 inches by 0.35 inches and weighs 21.1 grams.

"It's very tiny and instantly wearable," said Steve Jobs, co-founder of the US computer giant. "It even has a clock -- one of our board of directors says he's going to wear it as a watch."

Manufacturers are expected to quickly flood the market with watch straps for the gadget.

The new nano is believed to be the smallest music player with a "multitouch" screen, meaning more than one finger can be used on the screen at once. The device works in the same way as an iPod Touch or an iPhone, while a clock mode lets you see the time at the touch of the power button.

Apple also released several other new iPods today, most notably the fourthgeneration iPod Touch, which is now slimmer, uses the same high-definition screen as the iPhone 4 and boasts both front and rear-facing cameras. …

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