Well, once again, it was kind of slow iPhone news week, as iPods iPods iPods were all the rage (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!), but it's not like no one was talking about it, especially with the new SDK rules that rolled out. Flash on the iPhone? Well, not really, but sorta yeah, if you count apps made in Flash being legit all over again. Thanks, FTC!
Y'know, when we first laid eyes on the new iPod nano in clock mode, we definitely thought that it resembled a twentieth century pocket watch. Well, apparently it doesn't have to stay in your pocket. The new iLoveHandles "Rock Band" turns your iPod nano into a wrist watch, so you can use your nano to check the time or keep it clipped onto your wrist for easy playlist access. Also, we got some sweet email from a reader who fashioned his own iPod nano wristwatch.
If you like seeing Apple products get dissected, then you'll love the 6th generation iPod nano teardown from iFixit. In typical iFixit style, they break out all of the tools in order to crack open the latest Apple device. Not surprisingly, iFixit notes that the insides of the iPod nano is very similar to the insides of the iPod shuffle, which share an almost identical form factor.
With many people lamenting the loss of video viewing capabilities on the new iPod nano, there is some cold comfort to be found in one of the diminutive player's lesser known functions. Buried deep within the confines of the nano's user manual are the details on how the device can be hooked up to a television set so that you can watch any photo slideshows you may have loaded on to it on the big screen.
If sources close to Apple are to believed, the iPod touch may be getting a substantial overhaul with the 2010 model expected next week -- and that an earlier leak of a small touchscreen device seen above may actually be the next iPod nano.
The Japanese government has twisted Apple’s arm, and now Cupertino will be forced to replace first-generation iPod nanos sold in that country which were found to have a potentially serious overheating defect.