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Topic: iPod shuffle

Easter delivers first signs of iPod growth since start of year

04/14/2009, 02:04 pm

Despite a slowdown in consumer spending, iPods remain one of the top go-to gifts during the holidays, with Easter reportedly driving sales to levels not seen since the start of the year.

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Apple near saturation point for iPod, iTunes use by teens

04/08/2009, 09:04 am

The results of Piper Jaffray's 17th bi-annual teen survey are in, showing Apple to have broadened its lead in the areas of iPod consumption and iTunes usage -- both of which are nearing their saturation point -- as the company moves to translate these successes to its iPhone business.

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iPod shuffle sales surge 50% as iPod touch maintains top slot

04/01/2009, 02:04 pm

Sales of Apple's most affordable iPod shot up more than 50 percent a week after the company unveiled new, more compact models that shift the push controls from the player itself to the included pair of earphones.

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Apple's 3G iPod shuffle reviewed: a step too far?

03/21/2009, 06:03 pm

The iPod shuffle has taken on an unusual role in Apple's lineup both as its price leader and as an example of the company's efficiency in design. But with its third version now out the door, there may be signs Apple isn't sure of where to go next with its least expensive media player.

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Apple criticized for iPod shuffle's new 'authentication chip'

03/16/2009, 12:03 pm

Apple this weekend was hit with a media assault after reports suggested that a mysterious authentication chip in the third-generation iPod shuffle, responsible for supporting the player's new headphone-integrated playback controls, signaled a rogue attempt on the company's part to block third parties from developing their own replacement headphones for the device without paying a licensing fee. Update: Apple has denied that any DRM authentication mechanism is involved.

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Inside Apple's new third-gen iPod shuffle (teardown photos)

03/12/2009, 11:03 pm

The latest, most petit version of Apple's iPod shuffle music player can be disassembled without major challenge, according to a new tear-down report, which notes that the player is compatible with third-party headphones if all you want to do is listen to music straight and not control playback or volume.

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High-quality unboxing photos of Apple's third-gen iPod shuffle

03/12/2009, 04:03 pm

Apple retail stores on Thursday began receiving the company's third-generation 4GB iPod shuffle in extremely limited quantities. What follows are a few dozen unboxing and comparison shots, along with some commentary.

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Apple details new Voice Over controls for iPod shuffle

03/11/2009, 11:03 pm

Apple has detailed the remote control features of the new third generation iPod shuffle, which pairs Apple's now-standard earphones with an integrated remote that includes voice feedback and visual signals from an indicator light.

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Apple releases iTunes 8.1, Front Row Update 2.1.7

03/11/2009, 09:03 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Wednesday evening delivered iTunes 8.1 with performance enhancements, support for CD imports to iTunes Plus, and new Genius features. Separately, the company also updated its Front Row media application.

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Apple unveils redesigned iPod shuffle with speech technology

03/11/2009, 08:03 am

Apple on Wednesday introduced an all-new iPod shuffle that's nearly half the size of the previous model and includes speech technology, making it the first music player "that talks to you."

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Apple to unleash new 4GB iPod shuffles with Dock sync cable

03/11/2009, 08:03 am

Apple later this morning is expected to introduce a new version of its iPod shuffle digital music player with 4GB of storage capacity, new colors, and other tweaks, according to a source.

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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.

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iPhone nano rumors resurface alongside case renderings

12/15/2008, 11:12 am

Renderings of a protective case for a device that resembles a smaller iPhone have been published online, rekindling speculation that Apple may be planning to introduce a new low-end handset sometime in the near future.

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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.

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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.

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Apple refreshes iPod shuffle colors, intros 120GB iPod classic

09/09/2008, 01:09 pm

Although it wasn't mentioned during chief executive Steve Jobs' keynote presentation Tuesday morning, Apple refreshed the color options for its second-generation iPod shuffle. Separately, the company introduced a new 120GB version of the iPod classic.

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Last minute: iPod nano with sensor, iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod shuffle

09/09/2008, 08:09 am

Apple will announce later today an entire refresh to its iPod family of digital media players, including an iPod nano with some form of motion sensor, AppleInsider has been told.

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First iPod nano 4G photo hits the web [updated]

09/05/2008, 10:09 pm

A Mac website has obtained what's believed to be the first proven genuine photo of a fourth-generation iPod nano, days ahead of its launch.

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Digg founder claims knowledge of 4G iPod nano, iTunes 8.0

08/23/2008, 12:08 pm

Digg creator Kevin Rose says he knows many details of Apple's iPod revisions for September, including what appears to be a photo of the fourth-generation iPod nano and a teaser for information of iTunes 8.0.

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iPod shuffle 4GB may be enroute; QuarkXPress 8; more

07/31/2008, 06:07 pm

Apple could boost its least expensive iPod this fall with a redesign and 4GB of storage, according to one report. Also, Quark has shipped a major overhaul of its long-running publishing software, the iFund is now backing a game developer, and Apple is now offering daily statistics to iPhone software developers for their App Store sales.

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