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Topic: iPod

iTunes Store goes DRM Free, offers over-the-air downloads

01/06/2009, 01:01 pm

While bowing to studio pressure to offer variable pricing on iTunes tracks, Apple has also finally convinced all the big labels to release their music as DRM-free 'iTunes Plus' tracks at the same 99 cents.


New shuffle, cheaper iPhone and MacBooks seen in 2009

12/31/2008, 12:12 pm

FBR Capital Markets said Wednesday that it believes that Apple is gearing up to release several new products during the first half of 2009, including a new version of the iPod shuffle and cheaper versions of its flagship iPhone and MacBook offerings.


New iPod In-Ear Headphones reviewed: Apple's best yet

12/14/2008, 06:12 pm

After a false start two years ago, Apple has released a new set of in-ear buds that are finally worth trading up to from the company's own pack-in models and which may well compete against third-party earbuds that are significantly above its price class. We explain why.


Steve Jobs key to selecting tunes for Apple ads

12/08/2008, 02:12 pm

Ever wonder how those catchy tunes find their way into Apple's iPod commercials? You'll have to look no further than the ear of chief executive Steve Jobs.


Apple's unexpected iPod shortage spreading

12/03/2008, 10:12 am

Although Macs and iPhones were seen as Apple's ticket to a healthy holiday quarter, the electronics maker has reportedly been struck by surprising demand for iPods and is now scurrying to restock some of its reseller channels.


Apple finally taking orders for new in-ear headphones

12/02/2008, 09:12 am

Apple this week began accepting orders for a pair of new headphone options designed for iPods, nearly three months after the accessories were first announced at a September media event.


Apple releases iPhone Software v2.2

11/21/2008, 08:11 am

Apple early Friday morning released iPhone 2.2 Software Update, which delivers a number of improvements and adds Google Street View, public transit and walking directions, and more. A similar update is available for iPod touch users without the new Maps enhancements.


Apple releases big bug fix patch for 4th gen iPod nano

11/12/2008, 11:11 am

Apple on Tuesday evening released a significant bug fix update for its recently released fourth-generation iPod nano digital media players, which adds support for a couple of the company's new headphone offerings, and introduces a toggle to turn off Cover Flow, among other things.


iPods accounted for just 14.2% of Apple’s sales in Q4 2008

10/27/2008, 08:10 am

If someone were to tell investors two years ago that iPod sales would only contribute 14.2% of Apple’s total revenue and that the company's sales would significantly accelerate to a pace of 75% year-over-year, those investors would likely have presumed Apple shares would be trading at a significant premium to 2006 levels.


Luxpro finally sues Apple to defend iPod shuffle clone

10/15/2008, 07:10 pm

Living up to a promise it made in January 2007, Taiwanese electronics maker Luxpro has at last filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the American company was plotting a multinational scheme when it sued Luxpro over its iPod shuffle doppelganger.


Apple pulling away from competition in teenage mindshare

10/07/2008, 07:10 pm

Apple in the last six months has broadened its lead among the teenage demographic in the areas of mobile phones and digital music, a critical indicator of the company's long-term growth prospects in those respective markets.


Apple co-founder believes iPod has about run its course

10/07/2008, 02:10 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak this week likened the iPod to a fad whose days atop the consumer electronics market are numbered while lamenting the limitations of the iPhone 3G, for which he'd like to write certain applications but can't due to restrictions.


Apple makes iTunes 8, iTunes U content accessible to the blind

09/27/2008, 03:09 am

Apple has volunteered to work with the state of Massachusetts to make iTunes 8 and the new iPod nano fully accessible, unlocking music, movies, and the free lectures and other educational material in iTunes U to blind users.


Review: Apple's second-generation iPod touch

09/22/2008, 08:09 am

The 2008 iPod touch inches closer to the iPhone line while retaining its iPod branding. It gets new audio input and recording features, volume controls, a speaker, and a full assortment of bundled apps, including Nike+ support.


Microsoft may have thrown Apple an iPod nano headache

09/18/2008, 06:09 pm

Apple is notifying some of its customers this week that it will be unable to meet quoted delivery times for its new 16GB iPod nanos, fueling rumors that the company was forced to make a last minute change to the product line, possibly at the hands of rival Microsoft.


Unannounced 4GB fourth-gen iPod nanos on sale in Europe [u2]

09/17/2008, 09:09 am

Apple last week introduced its fourth generation iPod nano with storage capacities of 8GB and 16GB, making no mention of a 4GB model that is now widely available through several overseas outlets.


Review: Apple's fourth-generation iPod nano

09/15/2008, 09:09 am

For its third anniversary, the highly portable 4G iPod nano gets a new tall and slim design, Genius Playlists, audio recording and other new software features, twice the storage at the same price, and a new array of colors. It continues to offer high quality audio, and plays video games, podcasts, TV and movie downloads, and movie rentals. Apple still refuses to give it a capital n, however.


High-quality unboxing photos of Apple's second-gen iPod touch

09/11/2008, 02:09 pm

The new second generation iPod touch is not only thinner itself, with a rounded, polished aluminum back, but it also ships in a simpler, smaller case as well, just like the Nano. It also introduces Genius playlist creation, audio recording features when used with a mic, and a built in Nike+ iPod receiver.


High-quality unboxing photos of Apple's fourth-gen iPod nano

09/11/2008, 02:09 pm

The new fourth generation Nano is Apple's thinnest iPod yet, but still delivers the same high resolution display of last year's wider, square model. It introduces Genius playlist creation on the go, audio recording features when used with a mic, and an accelerometer that enables "shake to shuffle" and automatic landscape reorientation with Cover Flow.


New iPod touch, iPod nano gutted in disassembly photos

09/11/2008, 09:09 am

Both Apple's second-generation iPod touch and fourth-generation iPod nano are expected to be widely available at Apple Retail stores today. The folks at iFixIt have already snagged one of each, tore them down, and weighed in with some observations.