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Topic: iPod touch

Apple's iOS 4.3 has 2X faster JavaScript, AirPlay enhancements, iTunes to iOS sharing

03/02/2011, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday showed off new features of iOS 4.3, including two times faster JavaScript performance in Safari, and the ability to wirelessly share and stream content from an iTunes library on a Mac or PC to an iOS device.


Random House books come to Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone

03/02/2011, 10:03 am

Days after publisher Random House announced it would adopt the agency model for e-book sales, content from the world's largest consumer trade publisher -- including "The Da Vinci Code" -- began appearing on Apple's iBookstore.


Minimum advertising buy for Apple's iAd halved to $500K

02/23/2011, 10:02 am

Apple has cut in half the minimum purchase of $1 million for advertisers on its mobile iAd network, in an effort to attract smaller companies that couldn't afford the initial asking price.


FTC to investigate iTunes in-app purchases after receiving complaints

02/22/2011, 10:02 pm

Parental complaints over iTunes App Store in-app purchases in children's games such as "Smurfs' Village" have prompted the Federal Trade Commission to look into the matter, according to a new report.


Apple's rejection of 'Readability' iOS app stirs subscription controversy

02/21/2011, 03:02 pm

The makers of the software service Readability have called out Apple in an open letter after their application, which declined to use the new iOS in-app subscription feature, was rejected from the App Store.


Developer's sales suggest Verizon iPhone selling to existing iOS users

02/21/2011, 07:02 am

One prominent App Store developer has found the launch of the Verizon iPhone earlier this month had no discernible effect on software sales, while other events like launches and the holidays caused "huge spikes," suggesting new customers already owned an iPhone or iPod touch.


iPad 3 with Retina display, new device sized between iPad and iPod in Apple's pipeline

02/19/2011, 09:02 am

While conflicting rumors have described both a larger screen and a smaller, cheaper iPhone model purportedly planned for this summer, one connected industry expert tells AppleInsider that Apple is also working to expand its tablet offerings with a Retina Display iPad 3 and new device that may be either a smaller iPad or larger iPod touch.


Apple's rivals battle for iOS scraps as app market sales grow to $2.2 billion

02/18/2011, 01:02 pm

While the mobile handset race is now being frequently described as a two horse race between Apple's iOS and Google's Android licensees, the mobile software world has four major contenders, with RIM's BlackBerry App World and Nokia's Ovi Store maintaining their lead over Google's Android Market.


iPad's growing competition from Android could quell Apple antitrust talk

02/18/2011, 10:02 am

Growing competition from tablets running the Google Android operating system may help Apple and its iOS subscription plans for the iPad avoid antitrust probes, at least in the eyes of the European Union.


Microsoft debuts on Mac App Store, Warner movie apps broaden global availability

02/16/2011, 03:02 pm

Apple's rival Microsoft has launched its first application on the Mac App Store for syncing Windows Phone 7 devices, while movie studio Warner Bros. has begun releasing software on the iOS App Store that includes hit movie titles, allowing the films to be released in countries where the iTunes store is not available.


'Smurfs' Village' iOS in-app purchases reportedly catch Apple's ire

02/16/2011, 09:02 am

Apple has reportedly had "strong words" with publisher Capcom about in-app purchases in the free iPhone and iPad children's game "Smurfs' Village," and is said to be considering adjusting iTunes account login times after receiving complaints from parents.


Apple's App Store subscription rules spark anti-trust concerns, irk developers

02/15/2011, 08:02 pm

A new report claims Apple's just announced iOS App Store subscription policy may expose the company to an antitrust investigation, even as developers, publishers and distributors have responded negatively to the terms, with one company hinting at possible legal action.


Legacy apps must comply with Apple's App Store subscription rules by June 30

02/15/2011, 11:02 am

Software currently available in the iOS App Store that does not comply with Apple's newly enforced in-app subscription rules, such as the Amazon Kindle or Hulu+ applications, have until June 30 to comply or they could be removed.


iOS jailbreakers thwarted by Apple's latest version of iBooks

02/15/2011, 10:02 am

Apple has taken a new approach in its battle with users who hack iOS-powered devices like the iPhone and iPad, blocking "jailbreakers" from accessing content in its iBooks e-reader application.


Apple unveils subscriptions for iOS App Store, bans links to out-of-app purchases

02/15/2011, 08:02 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its new App Store subscription service, allowing publishers of content-based applications for iOS devices -- like newspapers, magazines, video and music -- to offer recurring billing, but preventing them from including links to external websites to purchase content or subscriptions.


Apple's new MobileMe cloud will rely on self-storage for streaming - rumor

02/14/2011, 12:02 pm

Rather than providing tens of gigabytes of cloud-based storage for hosting music and other files, Apple's new MobileMe service is likely to rely on the space available on individual users' machines, according to a new report.


Rumor: Apple looking to buy developer for new iOS notification system

02/11/2011, 02:02 pm

Apple may buy a third-party App Store iPhone developer to help it create a new notification system for a future version of iOS, according to a new rumor.


Apple's iAd business is 'hurting,' fill rates dropping - report

02/10/2011, 01:02 pm

Application developers and advertising industry insiders reportedly claim that after a strong start, Apple's fledgling iAd interactive advertising business for iOS is "hurting" to fill slots and renew contracts.


Researchers demo ability to steal passwords by jailbreaking Apple's iPhone

02/10/2011, 10:02 am

Researchers from Germany have demonstrated a way to quickly retrieve passwords from the stored keychain of a locked iPhone or iPad by obtaining the device and jailbreaking it.


Apple's iPod classic 5th most popular media player in 2010, unlikely to go away

02/09/2011, 07:02 am

Apple's black 160GB iPod classic was the fifth best selling media player in the U.S. for all of 2010, suggesting that the hard drive-based device won't be exiting the company's product lineup in the near future.