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How iOS 6 could turn your iPod nano into an iPhone

Your future iPod nano could be getting a massive boost in the IQ department if rumours of iPhone Bluetooth pairing come to fruition.

Apple is reportedly working on a secret iOS 6 feature which will enable the iPhone 5 and other iOS 6 devices to act as a bridge between other Bluetooth 4.0-capable gadgets, according to iLounge‘s source.

That means – as an example – you’ll be able to display your iMessages on an iPod Nano connected to your iPhone, in a manner similar to that of Sony’s SmartWatch or the Moto ACTV.

Routing phone calls and recording voice memos via the connected iPod Nano could also be plausible options, and overall it’ll give users more functionality without having to slip their iPhone out of their pockets while running/cycling/dancing.

For the latest on the iPhone 5, check out our iPhone 5 rumour roundup.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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