In light of all the controversy regarding the iPod nano's flimsy construction, Apple is reportedly considering making the next generation of its flash-based portable music player out of metal, possibly aluminum. Not seen since the iPod mini, metal is being chosen to help cut down on scratches and other deformities that have been associated with the iPod nano, which may have quite an impact on the iPod accessory market. Also of note is that the next generation of iPod nanos are expected to be available in a variety of colors, also like the iPod mini.
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