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 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.
Although most of us are expecting a modest spec bump for this year’s iPhone, a new report has surfaced that claims Apple may be planning to use a “curved cover glass” in the next model, similar to the iPod nano from a couple generations ago.
Nothing makes us more nostalgic than thinking about the original Apple iPod. It was the device that truly turned Apple around, and even the most ardent Apple hater will reluctantly admit they carry their iPod everywhere. When Apple launched the original iPod, it was a beauty to behold. Unfailingly, so was every successive update. This gallery contains every form of iPod Apple has ever made, and we hope you enjoy the walk down memory lane.
We all know that Apple frequently giveth and Apple often taketh away -- such was the case with the rear camera on the iPod nano, which disappeared from last year’s diminutive model. A new photo leaked online appears to bring it back again, at the expense of a clip to attach the media player to your clothes.
Who doesn’t love flashing a shiny piece of impeccably designed gear to the oohs and aahs of your geekiest friends? The sixth-gen iPod nano’s clip makes it easy to attach to your clothing, but since its touchscreen also has a neat analog-looking clock feature, everyone seems to want to strap it to their wrists. Show-offs.
Remember those other iOS devices you have laying around? Yeah, your iPod and iPhone need some attention, too. Don't forget that they're just as important as your new iPad 2 -- these ones can actually fit in your pocket and go where you go, incognito.
This week's Best Case Scenario features the rugged, American-made RokForm Rokbed aluminum case, the pillow-soft feel of Proof cases, a watchband for your iPod nano from HEX for all you hipster types, and a sport armband for your marathon runners who need some music to power you through.
What’s the next best thing to selling stolen iPods? Apparently, making your own counterfeit versions. That’s what the Los Angeles Port Police discovered this week after seizing more than $10 million worth of fake Apple products from a downtown warehouse.
You can’t say you didn’t see this one coming: As Apple continues to use their shrink-ray on their already diminutive devices, a new patent application reveals that they may want to clear some space inside those products by implementing different technology inside the headphone jacks they already have.
It’s nice to sometimes take a break from reporting about mythical products such as the Verizon iPhone or the Facebook Phone and just kick back for 35 seconds and watch video of an iPod nano walking. Wait, what…?