Elago is known for making cutesy little stands for the Apple Watch that transform it into nostalgia-fueled products and its latest one is probably its best yet. The new Elago W6 Stand for the Apple Watch turns it into none other than the iPhone Classic. View your Apple Watch display through a blast from the past. Elago's fourth series of nostalgic apple watch stands – successor to the W3, W4, and W5 stand. The display lines up perfectly to seem as though it is the display of a classic music player. The case is made out of scratch-free silicone to keep the Apple Watch protected. It works similarly to previous Elago cases. You just slide in the watch from the top and while in Nightstand Mode, it will serve as the display for the iPod. Too bad you can add a watchface with the original iPod display. The charger puck fits into the backside that instantly begins charging the watch once it slides in. Elago is selling two colors of the W6 Stand, black and white. The white one … [Read more...] about Elago’s new W6 Stand transforms your Apple Watch into an iPod
Apple recently took the tech world by surprise with the announcement of a brand new iPod touch – but even more surprising was the revelation that the updated music player features a 3.5mm headphone jack. Why was this so surprising? Well, Apple stopped including headphone jacks on its smartphones a long time ago in favor of its own multi-purpose Lightning port, with the last jack-friendly models, the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE, being discontinued in 2018. Despite uproar from consumers at the time, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the firm had been motivated by "courage" to get rid of the headphone jack.Schiller explained at the 2016 unveiling of the iPhone 7 : "Some people have asked us why we would remove the analogue headphone jack. It's been with us a really long time and it comes down to one word: courage. Our team has tremendous courage."We speculated at the time that the removal of the headphone jack likely freed up space for extra technologies such as the A10 … [Read more...] about Why does the new iPod touch have a headphone jack?
Apple updated the iPod Touch for the first time in years by adding Apple's A10 Fusion chip and a new 256GB model. The new chip allows for Group FaceTime calls, better gameplay and the ability to run augmented reality apps. The 32GB model costs $199, the 128GB model costs $299 and the new 256GB model costs $399.But as an iPhone without the phone, does the iPod Touch still have a place in the world? It still plays music -- be it MP3s or on streaming apps like Apple Music and Spotify -- but so does your phone. You can watch videos from iTunes, Netflix or YouTube and play a long list of great games -- but on a tiny 4-inch screen. So yes: The iPod Touch remains a capable all-around portable media player, especially for kids who aren't ready for a phone (and parents who aren't ready for another wireless subscription bill). But it's not the only game in town: There are plenty of suitable substitutions for your portable music-and-game-playing needs. Let's have a look.Disclosure: … [Read more...] about 7 things to buy instead of the new iPod Touch
Apple devices famously hold their value well, and if they’ve never been used, they can fetch a lot more than they originally cost. But would you pay $19,995 for a classic iPod? That’s exactly how much one eBay seller is asking for a first-generation unit that comes in its “unopened original box.”The original iPod was priced at $399 when it made its debut back in 2001. Steve Jobs touted its ability to put “1,000 songs in your pocket” during the device’s unveiling. according to the seller. It is hoping to fetch at least $19,995. reportedly fetched on eBay in 2014. The listing currently has 41 watchers. Will you be placing a bid? Via: MacRumors … [Read more...] about Original iPod hits eBay with sealed packaging, crazy price tag
The code within Apple’s latest version of its mobile operating system, the iOS 12.2 beta, contains clues that may be hinting at four new iPad models and the long-awaited upgrade for the iPod Touch. The discovery was made by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who shared his findings on Twitter. The iPad designations, “iPad 11,1,” “iPad 11,2,” iPad 11,3,” and “iPad 11,4,” are said to relate to Wi-Fi and cellular models, but without Face ID. This suggests that Apple will not integrate its facial recognition technology on the new iPads, with the tablets to continue to rely on the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system for user authentication. If the hint turns out to be real, it will support recent rumors that Apple is planning to soon release a fifth-generation iPad Mini and an updated 9.7-inch standard iPad. The absence of Face ID would mean that the tablets will only receive internal upgrades and not complete redesigns, as they would not be … [Read more...] about Beta code for iOS 12.2 may be hinting at 4 new iPad models, 7th-gen iPod Touch