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Topic: iPod

Apple's iPod refresh pegged for for mid-September - rumor

08/11/2010, 04:08 pm

While Apple's still-unannounced iPod-centric keynote is seen as an inevitability, when the company will actually hold the annual event remains unknown. One new report suggests it will take place in mid-September.

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Amazon could build smartphones, MP3 players to compete with Apple

08/11/2010, 12:08 pm

In addition to building the Kindle e-reader, Amazon's internal hardware labs have also explored the possibility of creating other portable devices, such as a media player or smartphone.

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Apple agrees to replace overheating first-gen iPod nanos in Japan

08/11/2010, 08:08 am

Apple announced this week that it will address an issue with overheating first-generation iPod nanos in Japan by replacing the entire device.

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iPod touch with two cameras, Retina Display said to arrive soon

08/10/2010, 07:08 pm

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to release a new iPod touch with a high-resolution Retina Display and two cameras -- much like the iPhone 4 -- in "a few weeks."

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iPhone head Mark Papermaster leaves Apple

08/07/2010, 06:08 pm

Apple has announced the departure of Mark Papermaster, the head of its iPod and iPhone division. The company's Mac hardware engineering lead Bob Mansfield will assume his responsibilities.

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Apple rumored to hold August event to unveil new iPod lineup

08/06/2010, 03:08 pm

Apple could hold its iPod-centric event sooner than the expected September timeframe, with an event rumored to take place either Aug. 16 or 17.

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Apple must publicize iPod nano fix in Japan, iPhone 4 to access DoCoMo

08/06/2010, 09:08 am

Apple has been ordered to inform customers in Japan how to receive a replacement battery for iPod nanos that can catch fire, while a wireless provider has taken steps to allow unlocked iPhone 4 devices on the DoCoMo network.

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Patent application reveals Apple-designed "smart bike"

08/06/2010, 12:08 am

The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application Thursday for a "Smart Bicycle System" that would use an iPod or iPhone to monitor sensor data and wirelessly share information.

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Alleged next-gen iPod touch part has forward facing camera space

08/05/2010, 03:08 pm

New photos claimed to be of a front panel for Apple's forthcoming iPod touch upgrade show a spot for a forward-facing camera, providing more evidence that the next-generation media player will support the FaceTime open standard for video chat.

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Unconfirmed case illustrations show upcoming iPod touch

08/04/2010, 11:08 pm

Photo illustrations supposedly obtained from iPod case manufacturers show a new version of the iPod touch with a camera and flash.

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Apple's iTunes cloud playback from MobileMe iDisk gets noticed

08/04/2010, 05:08 pm

Nearly a month after Apple added support for background audio playback from its MobileMe service to the free iOS iDisk app, a flurry of interest has swirled around the feature.

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Apple sues "inferior quality" iPod, iPhone and iPad accessory makers

07/30/2010, 08:07 pm

Apple has take a number of accessory makers to court, filing a complaint that says "many are of inferior quality and reliability, raising significant concerns over compatibility with and damage to Apple’s products."

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Apple releases second beta of iOS 4.1 to developers

07/27/2010, 07:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday evening released to its iPhone developer community the second private beta of iOS 4.1, a much anticipated update to the company's mobile operating system aimed at remedying a number of outstanding issues with the new iPhone 4.

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Apple opens new iPad-like MobileMe Calendar beta

07/21/2010, 11:07 pm

Apple has launched its new beta V2 update of the MobileMe web-based Calendar, sending users announcements that allows them to opt into the new program, which brings shared calendaring and an iPad-like appearance.

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Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

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Apple prefers halo effect over fears of iPad cannibalization of Macs

07/20/2010, 06:07 pm

Asked about the potential for iPad sales to cannibalize Mac sales, Apple executives shrugged off the issue as insignificant, then pointed toward the potential of iPads to sell even more Macs and iPhones as part of an overall halo effect.

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Purported next-gen iPod touch parts suggest forward-facing camera

07/08/2010, 11:07 am

More evidence of a FaceTime-enabled iPod touch appeared Thursday, when parts claimed to be from Apple's forthcoming handheld device surfaced online.

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Apple's new iPod touch rumored to have 5MP camera, FaceTime

07/08/2010, 08:07 am

A new report alleges that Apple's next iPod touch, expected to arrive this September, will have a 5 megapixel camera, capture HD video, feature FaceTime connectivity, and include a gyroscope, like the iPhone 4.

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Special Report: The end of Apple's iPod era part II

07/06/2010, 09:07 am

The other side of the debate -- I recently published an article arguing that the iPod’s importance to Apple’s overall quarterly revenue has diminished to the point of being almost irrelevant to Apple’s growth. Yet, this article seemed to hit the nerves of iPod aficionados who ardently contend that the iPhone is an iPod, and to say otherwise, would constitute the highest level of blasphemy to the Apple investment community.

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Special Report: The end of Apple's iPod era

07/02/2010, 09:07 am

After years of serving as Apple's main source of revenue, the iPod's influence on the company's financial health has diminished to the point of being effectively irrelevant as a revenue driver, marking an end to the 'iPod era.'

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