By this time of the year, traditionally we’d be reporting on a treasure trove of rumors about new iPods, with Apple’s annual fall music event usually arriving in the month of September. That’s not the case now that the iPhone 5 is hogging the spotlight after being bumped from the WWDC lineup back in June -- but there are still some things we’d like to see Cupertino do with the decade-old media players.
The first iPod was released in 2001, and it has been a flagship product of Apple's for 10 glorious years. The iPod has received many updates in both form and function, and rumor has it that we'll see even more in the next month. However, 2011 may also mark the first year that Apple merges their iPhone and iPod annoucements, confirming the belief that many hold that the iPod is on its way out.
We still think the iPod holds a solid place in Apple's lineup -- after all, who wants to run with a bulky iPhone. And, some people still need an iPod Classic to store their giant music libaries. Either way, we aren't here to judge -- we're just here to present you with a gallery that celebrates 10 years of iPod history. We can't wait to see what Apple throws at us in the next 10 years!
The iPod will be 10 years old this fall, and as more and more users opt for the iPhone or even the iPad as their media player of choice, Apple may be asking themselves: Is it time to drive a stake in the heart of the iPod yet? Here are a handful of reasons why they might, along with just as many for why they won’t.
While we all knew it was going to happen eventually, the Apple community received a shock to the system on Wednesday with the resignation of CEO Steve Jobs, effective immediately. Journey with us now as we take a trip down memory lane, looking back at the 10 moments we’ll always remember.
We love spending quality time indoors with our gadgets, but sometimes we just want to take things outside. We're all for leaving the iPhone at home while out for a run, but these iOS and Mac gadgets just help you run faster, bike harder, and burn more calories all around. Best of all, they make fitness even more fun!
“Drum like a pro” is JamKit’s slogan, and while we hate to be nitpicky... well, what pro plays a 27-piece drum kit using two fingers? Then again, “Drum like you were playing a really complicated but slick game of Simon, and match your skills against other finger-drummers worldwide” is a bit unwieldy.
In a recent review of Shadow Cities we said it was "Part RPG, part location-based team strategy game, all addictive time-sink." Unfortunately, when I was reading the review, I didn't pay enough attention to those last three words. Too bad, because weeks later, I'm still sinking all of my time into the epic mage battles.
With summer in full swing, it's time to start hitting the beach, throwing BBQs, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors. These portable iPod speakers will bring musical pleasure all your outdoor activities, be they climbing mountains and sleeping under the stars, or hanging out by the pool and grilling burgers.
Unless you're someone who's surgically bonded your iPhone to your hand, chances are that sooner or later you might misplace or have stolen your lovely iDevice. When it happens, your concerns will likely be with the safety and accessibility of your private information. Your whole life is on that iPhone! What if someone unscrupulous gets access to your personal data? Take heart, users, Apple's looking into further ways to prevent that from happening.