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Topic: iPod

Apple issues rare software update for 7th-gen iPod nano devices

08/12/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an unusual standalone update for the seventh-generation iPod nano, making unspecified changes to the media player's proprietary operating system.


How to choose between a new iPod touch and an iPad mini 3

07/19/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple's new iPod touch --which packs the same A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus --is an exceptionally compelling product, and one that could force prospective iPad mini buyers to think twice about their decision. AppleInsider compares and contrasts Apple's best iPod and smallest iPad.


New iPod touch teardown shows power optimizations, no sapphire camera lens cover

07/17/2015, 12:07 pm

A teardown of the sixth-generation iPod touch published on Friday exposed new details about the device, including the presence of a marginally bigger battery, the lack of a sapphire lens cover, and which chipmakers are involved in supplying parts.


iPod nano, iPod shuffle won't sync offline Apple Music tracks

07/16/2015, 01:07 pm

Even with Apple Music advertised prominently in the iPod section of Apple's online store, neither the iPod nano nor the iPod shuffle can sync Apple Music tracks cached offline, according to a report.


Apple's new iPod touch, iPod nano, & iPod shuffle: which one is right for you?

07/16/2015, 08:07 am

In a world of iPhones and iPads, iPods nevertheless continue to have a place at Apple, and Wednesday's update of the iPod touch -- plus new colors for the Nano and Shuffle -- raise the question of which iPod, if any, a person should buy.


New iPod touch vs. iPhone 5s: Apple's latest iPod packs surprising power

07/15/2015, 03:07 pm

Apple surprised on Wednesday by including its latest-generation A8 processor in the latest iPod touch -- a decision that makes it a formidable and highly affordable opponent to the company's mid-range iPhone 5s.


New gold, dark blue and hot pink colors come to Apple's iPod nano, shuffle & touch lineups

07/15/2015, 11:07 am

All three devices in Apple's existing iPod lineup --the iPod nano, shuffle and touch --gained three new color options on Wednesday. And while the iPod touch's internal components were overhauled, the iPod nano and shuffle specifications remain unchanged.


Apple launches new iPod touch with 64-bit A8 CPU, 8MP camera, M8 motion coprocessor & 128GB capacity

07/15/2015, 11:07 am

Apple on Wednesday overhauled its iPod touch lineup for the first time in years, debuting a new high-end $399 model with a 128-gigabyte capacity, while giving all versions a 64-bit A8 processor, M8 motion coprocessor, and 8-megapixel rear camera.


iPod shipping times slip ahead of Apple's anticipated Tuesday update with new colors

07/13/2015, 03:07 pm

Shipping times for some iPod models -- mostly for the iPod touch -- have lengthened at Apple's U.S. online store ahead of an anticipated refresh on Tuesday, during which Apple is expected to add new colors and upgrade the Touch's internals.


Rumor: Apple's next-gen iPod touch will gain 64-bit A-series processor in July 14 launch

07/10/2015, 10:07 am

Apple is expected to launch an updated iPod touch next week, a refresh that is likely to bring new colors and updated internals that reportedly include a move to a more recent 64-bit A-series application processor.


Promotional images suggest Apple's new iPod colors will launch July 14

07/01/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple's newly leaked iPod colors may arrive sooner than expected, on Tuesday, July 14, if the company's carefully designed marketing materials once again prove accurate.


Apple leaks new gold, deep blue and hot pink iPod colors in iTunes 12.2

07/01/2015, 11:07 am

An update to Apple's dwindling iPod lineup is indeed in the works, Apple's own iTunes software appears to indicate, thanks to graphics showing gold versions of the iPod touch, nano and shuffle, along with new shades of blue and pink.


iPod's disappearance from top of Apple website signals further slide into obscurity

06/11/2015, 11:06 am

Apple quietly removed the iPod category from the top menu of its website earlier this week, in yet another sign that Apple is further sidelining the aging portable media player product category.


Apple's dwindling iPod lineup to see long-awaited refresh this year

04/23/2015, 10:04 am

Though the iPod lineup has not seen any significant changes since late 2012, Apple will revisit its media players this year with an anticipated update to at least one model, a source has told AppleInsider.


Chess grandmaster hid an iPod touch in the bathroom to cheat during tournaments

04/15/2015, 09:04 am

Georgian chess champion Gaioz Nigalidze has been accused of using Apple's iOS devices to gain a competitive advantage during tournaments, hiding an iPod touch --which was used to analyze the game being played -- in the bathroom during at least one such event.


iPod shuffle shortages caused by supplier changes, Apple has no plans to ax its cheapest media player

01/09/2015, 02:01 pm

Though recent shortages of the iPod shuffle caused concern that Apple might discontinue its clip-on media player, a new report reveals that the issues are only temporary, as a result of a supplier change.


Apple's discontinued iPod classic commands hefty premium on the secondary market

12/10/2014, 09:12 am

Three months after its official demise, Apple's iPod Classic --the last model to come packing a high-capacity spinning drive --remains popular on marketplace sites like eBay, with buyers willing to pay hundreds of dollars extra to get one.


Plaintiff withdrawn in iPod antitrust lawsuit

12/05/2014, 01:12 pm

One of the two named plaintiffs in the long-running class-action lawsuit over Apple's FairPlay DRM was withdrawn on Friday by their attorneys, just one day after the revelation that neither plaintiff may be a member of the class they represent.


Cook blames death of iPod classic on parts availability, no replacement planned

10/28/2014, 12:10 am

During his panel at the WSJD live conference on Monday, Apple chief Tim Cook explained the reasoning behind the discontinuation of the iPod classic, which remained largely unchanged for six years until last month.


Apple finally kills off iPod classic after 13 years of service

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

Not mentioned during today's announcements, Apple has quietly removed the venerable iPod classic from its mobile music player lineup, paring down the company's offerings to the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle.