During Apple’s music event, the company introduced the new iPhone 5, 7th gen iPod nano and iPod touch 5G (fifth generation). Following the announcement of all these products, they went on to introduce a new product called EarPods, replacing the older headphones shipping with the iPhone 4S and fourth gen iPod touch 4G.
The Cupertino company noted that they have already shipped 600 million of the older headphones and expect EarPods to be a success. EarPods are an entirely redesigned headphone solution for Apple’s iOS products, bringing better sound quality and better technology to the headphones shipping with the current lineup of Apple products.
Apple designed the EarPods by studying the geometry of a user’s ear, and spent over 3 years developing a pair that would give the same sound quality as in-ear headphones without creating a seal on the user’s ear. EarPods have a directed speaker that deposit sound directly into the user’s ear canal instead of emitting sound in one general direction like the older headphones.
The new headphones also feature a series of ports, one located on the back of the headphones and one on the bottom to create airflow within speaker, allowing it to emit crystal clear sound. EarPods will ship with the new iPhone 5 on September 21st, and with the new 7th generation iPod nano and 5th gen iPod touch 5G in October. Apple is also selling the EarPods individually for $29, now available online and in retail stores.]]> https://touchreviews.net/apple-earpods-shipping-iphone-5-ipod-touch-5g-ipod-nano/feed/ 1
During Apple Inc. (AAPL) September 12th media event, the company introduced the new iPhone 5, an all new iPod nano and the latest 5th generation iPod touch. The 5th gen iPod touch has an all new metal back plate, made of the same anodized aluminum as the new iPhone 5 and the current MacBook lineup. The new touch also has the same new 4 inch screen on the iPhone 5, and is only 6.1mm thin and weighs only 88 grams. Other features include:
– new Lightning connector for charging and data transfer
– updated speaker
– a significantly improved 5 megapixel iSight camera with flash
– faster A5 chip
– can play 40 hours music and gets 8 hours of video playback
– Siri for iPod Touch
– 1080P video and AirPlay mirroring
– Has button for attaching strap
– Comes in five different colors for the first time
– iPhoto for iPod Touch
Apple will still be selling the fourth-gen iPod touch at the same base price of $199 for a 16GB and will be selling the new 5th generation iPod touch for $299 for a 32GB model. The new iPod touch will be shipping in October alongside the new 7th generation iPod nano and the iPod shuffle.
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Apple’s head of iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak came on stage during Wednesday’s iPhone 5 media event in San Francisco to announce the new 7th generation iPod nano. Apple has experimented with the iPod nano various times over the past few years. The company has tried different form factors and features for the nano lineup, from nano with video and then slimmer longer nano and then multitouch nano which many used as a wrist watch.
The new iPod nano sports a much larger screen than its predecessor, has the new Lightning connector and separate hard volume buttons on the left side. The new design looks very similar to Apple’s iPod touch, with a home button included on the bottom, and a home screen to launch apps from.
In the latest generation, Apple has brought back widescreen video playback and retained features such as the FM tuner with live pause, pedometer built-in, and integrated with Nike+. The iPod nano has not changed much feature wise but has gotten a larger, more integrated design with Apple’s product lineup. The new 7th generation nano, will have over 30 hours of music playback due its larger battery and will be starting at $149 for a 16GB device. It will be shipping in October.]]> https://touchreviews.net/7th-gen-ipod-nano/feed/ 7
Earlier today, Taiwanese site Apple.pro put up photos of what they claim to be the casing of the 7th generation iPod nano. The photo clearly shows a camera hole, which is rumored to house a 1.3 megapixel camera.
While the camera is still anemic in terms of megapixels, it is still better than that of the current generation iPod touch and even the iPad 2. However, another interesting point, the absence of a clip, which was brought up when pictures were revealed earlier this year seems to clear up the idea of where the camera module would go.
It seems that Apple is taking a new route with its iPod nano line, after marketing it as a On the Go device that clips to your clothes. It should be interesting to see what the Cupertino based company has prepared for it’s new iPod line-up. Apple is widely expected to refresh the iPod line-up during its annual music event in September. In addition to 7th gen iPod nano it is believed that the fifth gen iPod touch will support Apple’s A5 chip. Rumors have also been circulating, that Apple is to release the iPhone 5 alongside iOS 5 this upcoming fall.]]> https://touchreviews.net/next-gen-7th-ipod-nano-13-megapixel-camera/feed/ 1