iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apple’s ‘iWatch’ Reportedly Runs Full iOS, Issues with Battery Life in Prototypes Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:26:49 +0000 Read More]]> Apple iPod nano iWatch

With the web abuzz with rumors that Apple is working on a curved glass smartwatch being called the iWatch, it is no surprise that major news sources such as Bloomberg are also supporting claims and pegging the release for as early as this year.

On Monday, a new report from The Verge was published with new details about Apple’s next major product line. The report mentioned that Apple’s smart watch will be running the full iOS, as seen on the iPhone and iPad touch and not a simplified iOS-like skin as on the iPod nano.

Interestingly, we’re also told that Apple’s chosen to rework the full iOS to run on the watch instead of building up the iPod nano’s proprietary touch operating system — although the previous nano was already watch-sized and seemed like a great starting point for a watch, Apple’s betting on iOS across product lines.

It is no surprise that Apple would want any major product line to run a full fledged version of its iOS software, however, it is also reasonable that the software would have to be cut down some and even changed to accommodate the smaller and possibly curved display. The report goes on to note that Apple’s desire to include the full iOS is causing battery life issues. Apple’s iOS devices currently last less than 48 hours with regular usage, however, a watch would need to last much longer with a range of about a week or less.

[T]he goal is to last at least 4-5 days between charges, but the current watch prototypes are apparently only going for a couple days max. We’re also told Apple has some work to do with iOS on the iPhone, which currently has several hooks for supporting a watch-like device but lacks the appropriate interface or settings to make it work properly.

These issues will likely be minor as Apple is known to make drastic decisions at the end of a product’s production, as seen with Steve Job’s choice for a glass screen on the original iPhone instead of plastic and even the naming of the iMac. Apple has also been rumored to be working on a television set, although that has been delayed by negotiations with content providers. At this point, it is unclear when these products will see the light of day, however, it is almost certain that these products are in Jony Ive’s lab.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 3 Apple Posts ‘One-Day Shopping Event’ Page for Black Friday Sales Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:45:29 +0000 Read More]]> Apple one day shopping event black friday sales

Apple has updated their online store with a teaser page for a “One-Day shopping event” for Black Friday. Black Friday is on, November 23rd, the day after Thanksgiving and Apple generally tends to give discounts on many of its products, including Mac, iPad, and iPod.

The Black Friday sales online and in-stores marks the start of the holiday shopping for both Apple and other retailers that offer steep discounts on many of their products. This kicks off nationwide holiday sales through the first week of January.

The one-day Apple shopping event is Friday, 23 November.

Get ready to give. Shop online or visit your favourite Apple Retail Store.
We’ll help you make the most of the day, no matter how you shop.

Apple also offers these discounts internationally, both online and in stores as a way to boost sales by offering reasonable discounts. Last year, in the US and other countries, Apple offered the following discounts:

iPad 2 – $41 to $61 Off
iPod nano – $11 off
iPod Touch – $21 to $41 off
MacBook Air – $101 off
MacBook Pro – $101 off
iMac – $101 off

It is unclear how much Apple will be discounting this year, with the addition of the iPad mini and new iMac lineup.

{Via MacRumors}

]]> 2 Apple Inc. (AAPL) Launches 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Features iPad Mini Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:03:39 +0000 Read More]]> Apple Holiday Gift Guide

Apple Inc. (AAPL) has officially begun its sales for the holiday season, introducing this year’s Holiday Gift guide. AAPL creates a Holiday Guide every year, and rounds up a list of products and accessories from both Apple and other companies that would make good gifts for the holidays.

The company updated its online store with the new 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, putting the iPad mini at the top of the list under “iPad Gifts”, likely because of its lower cost, which would be perfect for parents looking to spend less this holiday season. Other products in the holiday gift guide include the iPhone 5, iPod touch, iPod nano, full-size iPad, Apple TV, and MacBook Air.

All of these products were upgraded at different times in the year, the first time in over 2 years that all of the company’s product were refreshed with a new model, including the full sized iPads record two refreshes in one year. Apple is just beginning to introduce deals for the holiday season, as the company will also reduced prices for its lineup for Black Friday on November 23rd.

Last year, Apple offered $101 off of all of its Mac products, except the Mac mini, as well as $41-$61 off on the iPad, over $21 off of the iPod touch, and $11 off of the iPod nano.

Apple will likely do the same price discounts for this year’s lineup, but may not include the iPad mini as part of the iPad discounts because of its lower than average cost.

{Via MacRumors}

]]> 3 Apple Releases New iPod TV Ad “Bounce” Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:58:36 +0000 Read More]]> 5th gen iPod touch 5G TV ad Bounce

With Apple beginning to ship iPods in high volume this week, the Cupertino company aired their first television ads for the updated iPod lineup. The ad called, “Bounce” was originally shown during the media event in September where Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, 5th gen iPod touch (5G) with a taller screen and Lightning connector, and iPod nano with a larger 2.5 inch multi-touch screen and home button.

The ad shows off all of the new iPods in rapid succession, with the iPod touch bouncing along to music, which then “bounces” into two iPod nanos, followed by the iPod shuffle and so on.
Apple’s colorful and upbeat ad for the iPods captures the vision that the company has for the popular music players, to be fun, useful, and colorful.

Apple will likely create and air more ads as the Fall ends and the holiday season begins as it is crucial for Apple’s sales at that time.

Will you buy an iPod after seeing this ad? Which one are you planning to buy?

]]> 3 Apple Starts Shipping 5th Gen iPod touch (5G) and iPod nano Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:35:01 +0000 Read More]]> iPod touch 5G shipping

During Apple’s September 12th media event, the Cupertino company announced the iPhone 5 and alongside of it, an all new 5th generation iPod touch 5G and iPod nano. On Tuesday, customers who pre-ordered the new lineup of iPods received word that their new purchases has shipped and will arrive in about a week. Many customers have reported that their iPods are shipping directly from China for the orders that were placed on or around September 14th. They are expected to arrive as early as next Monday.

Last month, the company promised that the new iPod touch 5G and iPod nano would ship in October and has stuck by that promise, beginning the process fairly early this month. Apple’s new iPod touch brings the larger 4 inch screen from the iPhone 5 over to the iPod, and also features the new Lightning connector, a 1.2MP FaceTime camera and a 5 MP iSight camera.

The iPod nano features a larger Multi-Touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and even a home button. Apple has not put up the iPod displays in the Apple Store, but will likely begin setting them up as more and more customers receive their devices and the company gets more orders. Currently, Apple Retail Stores are still selling the 4th gen iPod touch and 6th generation iPod nano.

{Via AppleInsider}

]]> 2 iPhone 5 Media Event to Include Fifth Gen iPod touch Announcement? Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:28:07 +0000 Read More]]> Next Gen iPod nano

On Tuesday, Apple confirmed a media event for September 12th where the next generation iPhone 5 is expected to make an appearance. Now, 9to5Mac reports that the Cupertino company may also be introducing updated fifth gen iPod touch and other iPod models alongside the new iPhone.

Apple has not added any major changes to the iPod lineup in over a year, adding a white version of the fourth gen iPod touch, which is still technically on the its fourth generation and has not updated the design of the iPod nano. According to the report, Apple will be introducing multiple lines of iPods, in a variety of colors.

All these new lines will come in multiple colors, one of the lines will come in two size capacities, and the other two lines will come in a single storage capacity.

With the current iPod nanos and iPod shuffles both available in multiple colors (and with the nano currently available in two capacities and the shuffle in one), we think it is likely that new iPod nanos and iPod shuffles are launching next week.

However, it is possible that there is a third line as well (that, too, comes in multiple colors). With the iPod touch currently available in two colors and three capacities (black/white, 8GB, 32GB, 64GB) we don’t believe that the iPod touch is third line that comes in multiple colors.

While two of the updated lines will most likely be the iPod nano and the fifth gen iPod touch, it is unclear what the third will be. The iPod nano, in accordance with rumors over the past several months is expected to receive a taller screen, and even a home button. Rumors even suggest that this could end up being a whole new line of iPods.

The iPod touch, which has yet to be updated will likely match up with the next generation iPhone, as it has done in the past. This means that the fifth gen iPod touch could gain the same taller 4 inch screen, an A5X chip, a redesigned outer shell, and updated dock connector. Apple’s media event is scheduled for September 12th at the Yerba Buena Arts Center and coincides with the usual iPod/Music event, suggesting that iPods may very well be a part of this event.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 3 iPhone 5 Release Date September 21st, iPad Mini to be unveiled on September 12th? Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:07:29 +0000 Read More]]> New iPhone 5 Prototype

The release date of iPhone 5 and iPad Mini has been the cause of speculation for several months now. Multiple news sources and rumor sites have found images, mockups, and even parts of iPhone 5 and iPad mini. According to a report from iMore, Apple’s next generation iPhone 5, new iPod nano, and all new 7.85 inch iPad mini are all going to be announced during special media event on September 12th.

The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12 event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven’t heard any specific information about that yet either.

The report also mentions that following the announcement on the 12th, Apple will likely release the iPhone 5 for sale on September 21st. Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4th last year, and released it on October 14th leading to speculation that the company may do the same again and release the iPhone a couple of weeks after announcement.

Although in reports, the next generation iPhone is referred to as “iPhone 5”, it is also very likely that Apple will simply call it “the new iPhone”, much like “the new iPad”, released several months ago. The report also notes that the 7.85” iPad and even iPod touch 5th gen is slated for announcement that day, although details on the 5th gen iPod touch are not confirmed. The iPad mini was entirely rumor based initially, a number of credible reports from NYTimes and WSJ have essentially suggested that there is indeed such a device in existence.

The sixth generation iPhone is expected to have a taller 4-inch screen, high speed LTE networking, a smaller dock connector and unibody construction. iMore has a proven track record with release dates, correctly reporting the launch date for the iPad 3 and the pre-order date for the iPhone 4S.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 4 Apple to Debut Tweaked iPad and New “iPad Mini” After iPhone 5 Launch? Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:40:08 +0000 Read More]]> iPad Mini Mockup

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported on upcoming 5th gen iPod touch and iPod nano models, and revealed details on the design and internals of the devices. Earlier this week, Kuo also revealed details about the iPad Mini, mentioning that this smaller iPad, along with a tweaked full sized iPad would be released following the announcement of the iPhone 5.

Kuo claims that Apple will likely release the iPhone 5 sometime early on in the September-October timeframe, leaving time for the company to release a tweaked iPad, and the smaller “iPad Mini”. With component shortages and a short sale time, Kuo believes that the unit sales will only be slightly higher than the second quarter.

iPhone 5 to debut in September. But due to in-cell touch panel and casing yield rate limits, ability to offset older models’ shipments decrease will be moderate.

In his report, Kuo went on to estimate that Apple will sell 1.8 million units during the period of its introduction, and will surpass the estimated 13 million units of the full sized iPad in the fourth quarter. The iPad Mini is reportedly going to debut in late September, following an increase in production in August.

Aside from the iPad Mini, Kuo also notes that the full sized iPad will be tweaked, most likely on the internals to reduce cost and adjust thermal issues. Kuo’s claims confirm a report earlier in the year from Digitimes, which suggested that an upcoming iPad refresh would include a thinner enclosure, IGZO display, and technology to address heat dissipation.

Many of the claims addressed by Kuo about the iPad Mini, iPad, iPhone and iPods appear to confirm previous rumors on the web for several weeks. It is very likely that Apple will release an iPhone 5 this fall, followed by a tweaked full sized iPad and even an iPad Mini. However, the finite details about the release remain unknown, such as the IGZO display and thinner profile. The iPad Mini and tweaked iPad are expected during the September/October timeframe, the same time frame for the next generation iPhone and the public release of iOS 6.

{via MacRumors — Image Credit: CiccareseDesign}

]]> 6 Apple’s Next iPod nano to Feature Larger Display and Home Button Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:41:52 +0000 Read More]]>

Apple’s iPod nano adopted a new form factor in late 2010, stripping the popular music player of its scroll wheel and replaced it with a small multi-touch screen, with apps for music, radio, and podcasts. Although the new design gave the iPod nano a revamp and introduced a better option for browsing music, many users complained that the device still lacked some of the features that it once had, such as a video camera, and video playback. Japanese site, Macotakara now reports that Apple is planning yet another redesign of the iPod nano line.

According to the report, the next gen iPod nano will carry a larger rectangular display and a home button, similar to the one found on all iOS devices. The screen, although larger than the current generation, would still be relatively smaller than other iOS devices, and as a result, would not run iOS apps. Apple will likely create a new OS for the device and add on a skin to resemble iOS. The report also goes on to mention that Apple may bring a “dedicated new iTunes Service” to the device, however, it remains unclear exactly what that would be.

Apple’s iPod nano has gone through many major redesigns since its first generation, with Apple adding a camera and then removing it in the latest generation. Apple’s 8th generation design was rumored to receive a camera, with images of a camera hole in the clip of the Nano, however, Apple likely scrapped those plans for this new design. This new design makes sense for a number of reasons; a redesign would help increase iPod sales which have been in decline for several quarters, the last two generations of iPod nano have had the same design, and this design would help Apple synchronize its product lines and make multi-touch the focal point.

If Apple released this new design later in the year, iPod nano users would see more functionality with a larger screen, a camera, and a tailored iTunes service.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 2 Apple’s Next Gen iPod nano to have a 1.3MP camera? Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:50:07 +0000 Read More]]>

Last year in April according to the rumor mill Apple was planning to release a new iPod Nano with a 1.3 MP camera, however, this rumor failed to come to fruition after Apple released the same 6th generation design in September 2011, updating the software and lowering the pricing on the 8 GB and 16 GB models.

On Wednesday, new reports surfaced that indicate Apple is indeed planning an iPod Nano refresh, with the addition of a 1.3 MP camera attached behind the clip. Rumors of the new iPod Nano revived in November following a May 2010 patent application on speaker designs that appeared to show a hole in the iPod nano’s clip in the same location as the leaked pictures. now reports [Google translation] that a series of new photos have surfaced, revealing further details on the proposed 8th gen iPod Nano, with images of the casing as well as an almost identical housing and clip-on design. The new iPod Nano appears to be housing a camera outside of the body of the device, as opposed to inside where the battery is located.

The camera module would be placed directly underneath the clip, allowing it to stay within the overall envelope. Apple’s plans to add a camera isn’t surprising, as they removed a video-only camera on the fifth generation iPod Nano in order to accommodate the 1.57” multi touch screen, hard volume buttons, and the new clip, adopted from the iPod Shuffle.

An Apple patent application in 2009 suggested that Apple was looking to add a camera to the current iPod Nano form factor and it is very likely that these photos may be of a prototype that Apple developed in-house to test out the different camera capabilities and limitations.

Whether this model of the iPod Nano will see the daylight is unclear, however, there is no doubt that this product is attempting to make up for the reduction in features from the 5th generation to the 6th. It does seem very Apple like to do something like this, and appears almost identical to the previous model, ruling out any possible fakes.

{via Mac Rumors}

]]> 2 Apple Replacing 1st Generation iPod nano With 6th Gen Model Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:32:55 +0000 Read More]]>

Last month, Apple introduced a replacement program for 1st generation iPod Nano models sold between a certain time period in 2005. Apple shipped customers a box, which would allow the customer to return the defective device to Apple, and would receive a brand new 1st generation device. However, in recent reports from numerous sources, customers who were receiving the serial
numbers for their new devices discovered on Apple’s warranty website that it was registered under a newer sixth generation device.

Today, a number customers reported that they actually recieved a newer 6th generation iPod nano after shipping out the older models a few weeks ago.

Just received our replacement today – Fedex truck pulled up late in the evening. Inside was our replacement for our 1st gen ipod nano that was sent into Apple 1 month ago.

It’s a 6th generation ipod nano, serial number shows that warranty has expired. Not sure if that means that it’s a refurbished model or if it’s a brand new model and they’ve deactivated the warranty. It’s silver.

Apple launched the iPod nano in 2 GB and 4 GB capacities priced at $199/$249 back in September 2005, adding a $149 1 GB model a few months later. The current 6th gen device now sports a 1.5 inch touchscreen, running a stripped down version of iOS, and is available in 8 GB ($129) and 16 GB ($149). Users who recieved 1st gen models as replacements will not be able to exchange. However, any users who have not yet recieved a replacement unit will liekly recieve the newer 6th gen device.

Apple stopped manufacturing the 1st generation devices and most likely ran out of replacement units, and will now be sending out the newer iPod Nano’s with one year warranty instead of the proposed 90 day warranty on 1st generation replacements.

]]> 4 Apple Shipping 1st Generation iPod nano As Per Replacement Program Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:42:08 +0000 Read More]]> iPod nano 1st generation Replacement Program Serial Number

We recently reported that Apple launched 1st Generation iPod nano replacement program in order to replace the iPod nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006 suffering from battery defect. Apple admitted that in rare cases as the battery ages it could possibly lead to overhearing of the battery and pose a safety risk.

The estimated time provided to customers was 5-6 weeks however, some users have begun receiving the replacement units. As expected the replaced iPod nano is the same 1st generation nano which Apple sold in 2005.

Apple iPod nano 1st generation Replacement Program

According to the news published by MacRumors one customer who received the replaced iPod nano said that the unit is exactly like the original matching the color and capacity  of the device. The user could not confirm if the unit was brand new or a refurbished unit. Apple usually replaces faulty devices with refurbished units after changing the battery and the outer shells giving the device a brand new look.

I wanted to pass along some info about the iPod Nano exchange program Apple started over the weekend. I just received the replacement and it is an exact replacement. No upgrade. Same capacity and everything. The only upside is that it is “new” (probably refurbished), so it’s clean in comparison to my old one.

iPod nano 1st generation Replacement Program

As a part of the replacement program Apple will offer 90-day warranty for the 1st generation iPod nano. If you haven’t ordered your replacement then head over to support website and enter the serial number of your iPod nano in order to qualify for the replacement.

]]> 9 Apple Launches 1st Generation iPod Nano Replacement Program Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:55:06 +0000 Read More]]> Apple iPod nano replacement

Apple launched the 1st generation iPod nano in September 2005 as a replacement for the widely acclaimed iPod mini. Since then, many problems have plagued the small device, including plastic susceptible to scratches, as well as serious battery issues.

The issues were first reported in 2008 and in 2009, many customers in Japan reported that their 1st generation devices caught fire or exploded, causing minor burns.

Apple also admitted that the battery is in danger of catching fire or exploding as it ages. As a result, they launched a replacement program in order to prevent such disasters. On Friday evening, Apple launched the new program and sent out a mass email to owners of a registered 1st generation iPod nano. Apple’s email read:

Dear iPod nano owner,

Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006.

This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.

Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod nano (1st gen) and follow the process noted below to order a replacement unit, free of charge.

Note: This battery issue is specific to the iPod nano (1st gen) and does not affect any other iPod.

Replacement Process

You may order a replacement unit via the web. Click here to begin.

Your iPod nano serial number will be checked to verify that it is eligible for this program. You will receive a replacement unit approximately 6 weeks after we receive your current iPod nano (1st gen).

If you have a personalized iPod nano, you will receive a non-personalized replacement. Make sure to use iTunes to back up any data on your current iPod nano before sending it in for a replacement unit.

Additional Information

Identifying an iPod nano (1st gen):

• It has a black or white plastic front and a silver metal back – later iPod nano models have a metal front and back.

If you need assistance with placing an order, please visit an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) and bring your iPod nano with you for serial number validation.

Your replacement iPod product is warranted to be free from defects for 90 days from the date of service.

Apple’s new program allows customers to enter the serial number of their iPod nano on an support site, which then prompts log-in using an Apple ID. It then asks for an address to ship out a return box or the recalled nano.

Apple estimates that it will take 5-6 weeks for the replacement nano to arrive after receipt of the recalled one. The replacement device will come included with a new 90 day warranty for any other repairs.

It is unclear at this point, whether Apple will replace the nano with the same 1st generation device or a newer sixth generation device. Customers in Japan reported that after complaining to Apple about the battery issue, they received the same 1st generation device. The link to the Replacement Program support page can be found on Apple’s website, or a direct link to the support page here.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 10 Apple’s iPod nano and iPod touch Now At Reduced Prices Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:22:21 +0000 Read More]]>  

iPod touch iOS 5

Alongside the iPhone 4S, Apple on Tuesday updated the iPod nano as well as the iPod touch. The iPod touch didn’t receive a major upgrade, but did get a new white edition, similar to the iPhone and iPad. The iPod touch also dropped $30 in price from $229 to $199.

Most of the new features in the iPod touch will arrive in the iOS 5 update, pegged for an October 12th release. Apple also updated the iPod nano with larger icons on the small touchscreen, making it easier to see and navigate. Phil Schiller, also announced that the iPod nano can now be used much more easily for fitness purposes, with built in sensors ready to use out of the box.

Schiller also pointed out that Apple noticed a number of wristband watch (iWatch) cases for the iPod nano, so Apple has added 16 new clock faces to the nano for those particular customers. The nano also received a slight price drop with the 8GB model coming in at $129 (down from $149) and the 16GB models at $149 (down from $179).

Both models are currently available for sale now and come in seven different colors. Once again, Apple did not update the iPod classic, which was rumored to be eliminated from the lineup. The iPod shuffle also remained the same when compared with the last refresh.

]]> 3 Apple’s Patent Application Hints at iPod Nano with Camera and Situation Aware Background Thu, 12 May 2011 22:17:21 +0000 Read More]]> iPod nano 7th gen camera

Today, Patently Apple reported that Apple Inc. (AAPL) filed a patent application back in November of 2009 of what seems to be the sixth generation iPod Nano that was introduced last September. However, it’s interesting to see that the patent shows what appears to be a section under Settings for a camera as well as situation aware backgrounds. The patent is illustrated with what looks like the current iPod Nano, except it is displaying the same raindrop background that was introduced with iOS 4.

In other images provided within the patent application, it is clearly visible that the background moves with the iPod, clearly aware of which way it’s being turned or whether it is being held a specific way, possibly through the use of a rear-facing camera.

It is unclear whether Apple is looking to introduce this new technology in the seventh generation iPod Nano, or if it was part of an earlier design that was later scrapped. The annual September iPod refresh is only a few months away and Apple has yet to wow customers with a major change to the iPod Nano, especially after eliminating the click wheel and the camera. We’ll have to wait and see, until then, stick around, we’ll keep you updated.

[via MacRumors] ]]> 1 Next Gen iPod Nano to house 1.3 Megapixel Camera? Tue, 10 May 2011 22:00:58 +0000 Read More]]> Next Gen iPod Nano Camera

Earlier today, Taiwanese site 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.

]]> 1 New accessory to turn your 6th gen iPod nano into iWatch Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:24:06 +0000 Read More]]> Apple’s 6th gen iPod nano has a “rocking new design” and with multi-touch screen you can easily navigate to select your music without any click wheel.

When photos of the small touch screen panel which was rumored to be Apple’s new product hit the web many people speculated that it might turn out to be an iWatch. The new iPod nano feels more like an iPod shuffle with touch controls as Apple has taken away the video recording and playing capabilities.

In the last week many accessory makers have started offering straps and cases for the new 6th gen nano and a few of them caught our attention.

Apple iPod nano iWatch

Third party accessory makers were quick to offer their solutions to turn your new iPod nano into an iWatch and we recently reported on a watch strap called Rock Band by iLovehandles. The nano clips onto the specially designed leather strap and enables you to wear the nano on your wrist however, it does not provide any protection for the screen. So, if you wear it on a daily basis you might end up with scratches on the screen.

iPod nano 6g linq

Incipio offers another great solution and turns your nano into a wristwatch with its new accessory called “Linq”

Incipio is taking a whole new design path with this wrist-worn carrying solution for the iPod nano. Meet the most rugged carrying solution for iPod nano produced to date, the Linq™. This is for users who already have or aspire for a lifestyle of action. Linq™ provides the user with an all-day, everyday accessory that may be worn effortlessly but always boldly.

Your once fragile iPod nano is not so fragile anymore as it sits in Incipio’s award winning Next Generation Polymer material securing to the wrist with a nylon and Velcro interchangeable strap.

The Linq™ is expected to release towards the beginning of October for $24.99. Additional watchbands may be purchased for $9.99 each

Do you want to wear the nano as an iWatch? Will you buying any accessory for the new iPod nano? Let us know in the comments section.

]]> 9 Turn iPod nano into iWatch with iLoveHandles Leather Strap Accessory Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:22:42 +0000 Read More]]> Apple iPod nano iWatch

In early July we reported on a small touch screen panel which was leaked by a website and was rumored to be the next iPod shuffle with touch controls or the new Apple iWatch. Apple surprised us during the special music event where Steve Jobs announced the new iPod nano which turned out to be the smallest Apple device with multi-touch controls.

Apple’s best selling iPod was the nano before iPod touch surpassed the sales to become the #1. Previous gen iPod nano offered video playback, was capable of recording videos and was larger. When Apple introduced the new nano it was clear that they are trying to focus on offering more features in the iPod touch and restricting iPod nano’s and shuffle’s role as a music player only.

If you were disappointed  about Apple not introducing an iWatch then you’d be happy to know that iLoveHandles has come up with a unique accessory for the new iPod nano. The company has started selling Rock Band, a leather strap which has been specially designed to support the new iPod nano and enables you to wear it as a wristwatch. The leather strap will cost you $19.95.

Have you bought the new iPod nano? Will you be buying iLoveHandles leather strap to turn your nano into an iWatch? Let us know your thoughts.

[Engadget] ]]> 3 New iPod Touch 4G and iPod Nano Cases? Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:32:16 +0000 Read More]]> iPod touch 4G case

Everyone is excited about Apple’s upcoming media event on the 1st of September. From the invite it certainly looks as if the focus is on music. Steve Jobs is widely expected to finally reveal the new iPod touch 4G and the new iPod line up during the live live keynote presentation.

You may remember that a while ago we theorized that a shot of a leaked Apple component may give us some idea of Apple’s plans for an updated iPod Shuffle.

iLounge have got hold of some images of what looks a little like an iPhone Bumper style case with a clear back. Perhaps for the new iPod Touch 4G. The back of the case clearly has holes for a camera, and is curved slightly suggesting that new iPods will keep a similar design to earlier models, rather than follow the new iPhone 4 hard lines.

Alongside those they have a small square case which almost perfectly matches the form factor of the 1.8 inch x 1.8 inch screen that some theorise is the screen for an updated iPod Nano.

Could we see this at the September 1st event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

]]> 1 Live: Apple September Music Event Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:25:39 +0000 Read More]]> Apple September Music Event Live
It’s time to witness how the rumor mills have fared with their predictions for the Apple September Event ’09!

Apple’s “It’s only rock and roll” event goes live at 10:00 AM – Pacific (September 09, 2009). You can check your timezone here

Read our iPod nano video camera review

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