Apr 02, 2:10 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Lorraine Lorenzo 04/02/19 AT 1:25 AM It’s been almost four years since Apple updated everyone’s favorite iPod Touch, and based on previous reports, the new variant was supposed to be introduced last month.The device, which is referred to now as the iPod Touch 7, was assumed to make an appearance along with a new iMac, iPad Air and iPad Mini models but to no avail. This hasn’t deterred Apple fans, however, and continue to hope that the seventh generation device will be released sometime this year.The reason for hoping comes from reliable reports that the Cupertino company is working on something new for the iPod Touch this year. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, for example, is quite certain a new iPod Touch with an upgraded processor will be introduced this 2019. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith, on the other hand, said that he has uncovered some … [Read more...] about iPod Touch 7 Release, Features: Could Apple Offer Something New?
may be hitting a road block, but there are plenty of stats that offer up reasons to be optimistic about Apple. One of them? That the Apple Watch is now a much bigger business for Apple than the iPod ever was. While the iPod today may be pretty much nonexistent as a revenue stream for Apple, there was a time when it was far and away the company’s top earner. complete with ECG feature, looks set to be Apple’s biggest Apple Watch seller by a wide margin. At the time, the iPod world was celebrating multi-touch coming to the six-gen iPod nano, the fourth-gen iPod touch had debuted, and President Obama was discussing his iPod playlist with Rolling Stone magazine. Twitter … [Read more...] about Apple Watch is now a bigger business for Apple than iPod ever was
In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month is a monthly look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new, and aims to appreciate how we interact with our devices on a physical, tactile level. It’s almost impossible to talk about hardware controls without mentioning the iPod click wheel. I’ve been dancing around doing this one for a while since plenty has already been said about how Apple solved the problem of navigating and scrolling through lists of data on a small screen without a touch interface. It’s a UI paradigm that still lives on in a way; the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown is probably the most direct descendant of the click wheel on Apple’s current products, offering a similar purpose of navigating around long text lists on a small screen. But I want to talk about something more specific about the iPod click wheel … [Read more...] about The iPod click wheel was the pinnacle of purposed hardware design
Nostalgia is a funny thing, because your emotions trick you into thinking you want something that has absolutely no functional value. This Apple Watch iPod nano concept, published on Behance by Korean designer Joyce Kang, is an example that suddenly makes you appreciate the iPod nano that’s currently sitting in a dusty corner of your drawer. Spotted by 9to5Mac, the concept images show a silicone case in the shape of Apple’s classic click-wheel iPod, that neatly houses an Apple Watch Series 4. None of the buttons on the case are functional, of course, but are just there for aesthetic purposes. You’d still be able to use the Apple Watch as normal, through the touchscreen or via a pair of wireless earbuds. About seven years ago, before Apple realized that iPods were so over and people now preferred listening to their illegally downloaded mp3s from Limewire on their smartphones, companies were making watchbands for the sixth-generation iPod nano to fill the gap before the … [Read more...] about We’ve come full circle with this Apple Watch iPod nano concept
October 13, 2006: Apple launches its limited-edition iPod nano (Product)Red Special Edition music player, with 10 percent of profits going to fight AIDS in Africa. Created in association with U2 lead singer Bono and activist/attorney Bobby Shriver, it’s the first of many Apple philanthropic products. “We’re ecstatic that Apple is giving their customers the choice to buy a red iPod nano and help women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa,” Bono says in a statement.The (Product)Red iPod nano was just the beginning of Apple’s efforts with Bono’s charity initiative. In the years since, the company created a range of products to benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. sold at Sotheby’s for $977,000. A Jony Ive-designed (Red) Desk sold for $1,685,000. And more-affordable items like red leather iPhone cases also came out in limited editions. $65 million for (Product)Red. launch a U2-themed iPod. The group … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: Bono’s (Product)Red iPod nano fights HIV/AIDS