Screw iPhone 5 rumors, the nano may be getting games

iPod nano rumors seem to be heating up this week. It started with a “leaked” nano case that shows off a rear-facing camera. Now, a patent has surfaced that shows the iPod nano not only gaining a camera, but also motion sensors and games.

Yup, you read that right.Video games on your nano. It wouldn’t be the first time that Apple managed to sneak games onto an iPod with a small screen. The original iPod shipped with a hidden edition of Brick, a game originally developed by Steve Wozniak. Down the road Apple also added Parachute, Solitaire, and Music Quiz. Then it was officially game on time. Apple announced in September 2006 that games would be coming to the iTunes store and would include 9 other games for the iPod, including Bejewled. Again, it should be noted that these games did not require iOS and shipped long before both iPod touch and iPhone.

It seems that Apple’s at least thinking about bringing games of this variety back to the iPod nano. Not every patent filed by Apple comes to fruition, so there’s also a chance that this doesn’t happen at all. That being said, there are a couple of things I wouldn’t mind seeing in a new updated iPod nano.

  1. FaceTime. The ability to take FaceTime calls from my iWatch would fantastic.
  2. iOS notifications. James Gifford brought this one up in the comments a couple of days ago. The more I think of it, the more I think he’s on to something. Imagine getting your iOS notifications to your iWatch? Missed calls, appointment reminders, and text messages would be fantastic on my wrist. FANTASTIC.

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