Apple’s iPod nano never stays the same for long, but this seventh iteration feels more like a mishmash of past features than a clear step forward. It keeps the touchscreen of the sixth-gen model, but loses the clip, so it doesn’t work with those third-party watch bands that were all the rage. You can watch videos on the 2.5-inch, 240x432 screen, but it lacks the fifth-gen nano’s 720p camera.
The ongoing drama between Twitter and its third-party developers appears to have finally taken its toll on Echofon, by far our favorite Twitter client on Mac and iOS. While other users have lamented the demise of Tweetie or how awful the official Twitter and TweetDeck apps are, Echofon was probably our most-used app for both desktop and mobile -- and now one-half of that winning team is headed for the dumpster. Read on to find out the details.
It might not make as many headlines as the iPhone, but no other product in Apple's catalogue has gone through so many radical design changes as the iPod nano. Virtually unrecognizable from generation to generation, the iPod nano is kind of like Jonathan Ive's personal playground, a blank canvas where he can let his imagination run wild.
Okay, we're gonna briefly touch some other stories this week, but you know what it's all about here on Mac|Life dot com -- the iPhone 5 is our story of the week, just like the whole internet. So in case you weren't glued to the keynote and you haven't followed our regular stream of updates, here's how it went down and here's what you need to know.
Apple's media event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco has offered up a new iPhone 5, release date information for iOS 6 and a preview of a new version of iTunes launching in October -- as well as new iPods.
It's probably a safe bet at this point to say that the next iPhone (which probably won't be called iPhone 5) is going to look a lot like the leaked renders and parts we've seen in recent weeks. Still don't believe? How about these shots of a fully-assembled "new iPhone"?
It’s been a month since Apple unveiled its latest batch of goodies at WWDC 2012. In the weeks since then, the internet has been abuzz with the typical flotsam of Mac and iOS device-related rumors that tends to wash ashore in the time between product announcements from Cupertino. Here's just some of them that've been making the rounds.
Try to at least act surprised when you read this, but yet another news giant has now "confirmed" that Apple will be hopping into the small tablet space this fall with a junior version of the iPad priced much closer to competing slates like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.
One thing Apple is great about is making you lust after their latest hardware. Another thing Apple is great at is making hardware that lasts so long you don't need to run out and buy the latest and greatest. So we've got a little mix of both of those strengths this week.