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Some comments:

1) Last year they gave the Nano a bigger screen to support true wide screen video playback and a camera. Although it's obvious from the new tiny screen and screen shape it should be no surprise that they no longer list it as video capable on the web site. Clearly they want to up sell you to the Touch for video. Before everyone jumps all over me, I'll admit that a tiny screen isn't good for watching much - I'm not going to sit down and watch a feature film on it, but I do use my Nano all the time to watch short video podcasts like the Cnet "Buzz out loud".

2) Hard to tell for certain, but from the apple.ca site it appears like the Touch no longer comes with the microphone earphones. In past years it was apparent which models did and didn't come with those vs the basic headphones. This year it looks like all iPods are back to just the base earphones. However to support Face Time, the Touch has an onboard microphone. So does that make it a better or worse Skype-phone? I guess it could work as a speaker phone. But if you want privacy you'll be putting the earphones back in.

So a couple of things that might be downgrades in my opinion. Although admittedly minor. What I'd like to see is a Nano sized iPod with Wifi so I can update podcasts OTA (like the Touch and iPhone can).
 

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the mic is on the back, near the rear camera

i would be surprised if they didn't ship with the same earphones as last year

i'll find out soon i guess (not that i ever used to the old earphones tho)
 

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price points seem to be the same as the previous gen, so I'm hoping a buddy will buy a touch 4 and I can try it on my vehicle HU interface - if it doesn't work then I'm hoping I can buy a Touch 3 at a reduced rate.
 

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Neither, The truck is a 2004...I actually bought a USA-Spec model interface, it plugs into the rear of my HU where the OEM cd changer is supposed to go (I don't have a cd changer).
It offers an iPod dongle for a line-out connection which includes basic HU control of song selection as well as one additional RCA stereo input.

input selection is provided by the "mode" button on the HU.
If I select disk #6 on the HU, it selects the auxiliary RCA input, if I select Disk #5, then it selects the iPod as the input.

It also charges the iPod when it's plugged in and for up to an hour after the truck is turned off.

Bluetooth will come from my GPS.
 

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Ok so it connects to the dock connector then on an iPod and not the headphone jack.

iOS 4.1 is supposed to fix bluetooth on devices. I cannot change tracks with my Mazda HU using BT on my iPhone only the volume and pause work. Very frustrating.
 

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yes - the interface box connects to the HU, and then a dongle connects to the bottom of the 'Touch.
A separate set of RCA's are on the interface box for the line-out on a portable DVD player or a satellite radio unit, or what-have-you.
 

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Can other apps use the front facing camera instead of FaceTime? If Skype could use it, it would be enough to push me to buy one... Nobody else I know uses FaceTime.
 
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